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California Dreaming and Wintertime Scheming

Lucia Lodge in Big Sur, California (© 2013 Amber Drea)The last few months have been a blur of activity, both professional and personal. My husband and I started fall with a long vacation in California, driving down the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles and stopping in Big Sur along the way. Nothing beats drinking sparkling wine under the stars on the Pacific Ocean and waking up to the sounds of waves crashing on the cliffs below. 

While we could have stayed there forever (or at least another week), we had to get back to New York City for a slew of shows and readings, including the launch for David Moscovich's book You Are Make Very Important Bathtime and the October edition of Sideshow Goshko, which also featured Kerri Doherty of Geeking Out and Andy Ross of Real Characters. You can check out a video of my performance on the new Storytelling page along with videos of my appearances at The Moth and Local Stories. 

In addition, I published the short experimental humor piece "The Anatomy of a Mosh Pit" on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and the essay "I Was Stalked in High School" on Hypertextmag.com. Needless to say, 2013 has been a great year for me and I look forward to what 2014 holds. 

Sunset in Big Sur, California (© 2013 Amber Drea)