Composer Series: Emma Straub
The Composer Series:
Bestselling author Emma Straub knows a thing or two about the art of composition.
“My main way of choosing prezzies is picking things I love that make me think of people I love.”
Lately I've been buying people art that reminds me of them. One of my best friends got married recently, and I bought her and her husband a Joana Avillez drawing that made me think of how wonderful she is. I guess that's my main way of choosing prezzies -- picking things I love that makes me think of people I love.
I'm giving all of my bookstore employees gorgeous scarves, bags and capes, because they work so hard and deserve to be cuddled in gorgeous things. My babysitter also deserves to be cuddled in warm things, and so I'm getting her a cape. (She is a superhero and a cape is required, no?)
“I'm giving all of my bookstore employees gorgeous scarves, bags and capes because they work so hard and deserve to be cuddled in gorgeous things.”
When my husband turned 30, I wrote to his friends and family and favorite bands and writers and sent them self-addressed cards, so that he'd have birthday wishes from everyone. Then I gave them to him one at a time, very dramatically, to really milk the experience, and he cried cried cried. It was wonderful.