VOTM: What’s the most unusual experience you’ve had at a reading?
BRACKMANN: Recently I was Cara Black’s human Spotify list at an event we did together — she had asked me if I knew how to use Spotify, and I had to confess that I was sadly ignorant (nope, I don’t stream music). She was trying to put together a playlist for her latest Aime LeDuc detective novel set in Paris. This one is a prequel set in the late 80s, so she wanted to have a list of big hits from the period. Since there was no actual Spotify list, during our talk, I, er, sung them. Only a line or two from each tune, as she brought them up, but it was one of the funniest things ever. You probably had to be there…
Lisa Brackmann is the critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author of the Ellie McEnroe novels set in China (Rock Paper Tiger, Hour of the Rat, Dragon Day), and the thrillers Getaway and Go-Between. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books and CNET. She lives in San Diego with several cats, far too many books and a bass ukulele.
Come see Lisa read at 3rdSpace in San Diego on Saturday, August 20 at 7pm.