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Anne Rice Party, Book Tattoo, Updates

Hey gang, I’ve got a few items to share.


On October 24 I’m going to be doing a library event in Lafayette, Louisiana. Better yet, the day after that I’m going to New Orleans for the Anne Rice Halloween party. With any luck, I’ll have another arm-wrestling picture for you soon. It’s a big party full of dressed-to-the-nines vampires. With a top hat I’m going to be about ten feet tall.

I’m going with some friends and it promises to be quite a scene. Come with us if you’re in the area!


I’ve been working on a literary tattoo. I’ve got one more session on my back before that part’s done, and then it will be spread out onto each shoulder down to the elbow.

Possible answers to possible questions: 

A. Yes, it hurts

A. It has taken two sessions of about 80 minutes each so far

A. The books aren’t going to have titles, but there will be some notation, some of which won’t make sense to anyone but me.


A. it stops at the belt. Sorry pervs.

A. Yes, I know I am as pale as an eyeless grub raised in a cave with no light.

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  • Jack M August 23, 2013, 12:43 pm

    LOL at the perv comment! I never took you for the tattoo type. What does the wife think??

    • Josh Hanagarne August 23, 2013, 12:52 pm

      It wouldn’t be her first choice, but she knows I’m a super duper lone wolf like Jack Bauer and Conan LOL.

    • Josh Hanagarne August 23, 2013, 12:53 pm

      I’ve also been thinking about this for 10 years. It wasn’t impulsive. I’m still not sure what I think the tattoo type is, but it sure is fun.

  • Jack M August 23, 2013, 1:47 pm

    I was certain you wouldn’t be so foolish as to get a tat without telling her first. You don’t want to be in the bow-wow house for the rest of your life.

  • Wendy August 24, 2013, 10:36 pm

    love it! I have a book on my right forearm with birds coming up out of it. Like the one on Green Angel by Alice Hoffman. You know what they say, once you get one……. I have a second one of a Red tailed hawk.

  • Rebecca August 25, 2013, 3:23 am

    It’s personal, unique and fits you. AND WOW – down the spine does hurt. When I got mine (also on my back) – I read a book. It kept me distracted. As soon as someone came in to ask if it hurt – and I quit reading my book – yep, it hurt.

  • Jennifer August 25, 2013, 9:56 am

    I think this might be the best thing I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous!!!!

  • Shelley Chase August 26, 2013, 5:48 am

    I love it!!!

  • Amy Olsen August 30, 2013, 8:19 am

    Very cool. Now people won’t talk behind your back, they’ll read behind it.

  • Lori October 11, 2013, 6:03 pm

    As a fellow librarian I LOVE the tattoo, your book, and the blog!