|Steven Gambrel's Time & Place|
published by Abrams
However, my supposedly day job at the Investment Bank where I work expanded to include that evening as well (as it often does), which precluded my attending the party. I reluctantly informed Boy Fenwick that I would not be able to join him and his assistant designer, Nancie Peterson, that evening. So Boy and Nancie took Pompey with them to the party in my stead.
|The author inscribing his new book . . .|
Boy, Nancie, and I have admired Steven's work for years. Although I have never met Mr. Gambrel, he and Boy have a passing acquaintance, and he has always been congenial when he and Boy have come across each other. Boy and Nancie had a lovely time speaking with Steven and his dashing partner at the party.
|. . . to Pompey!|
Steven, being a fellow dog fancier, graciously invited Pompey, ancient as he is, on a date with his dog, Dash, who appears throughout the book.
|Dash, Steven Gambrel's labradoodle|
Not only that, but Steven even inscribed Boy's copy of the book to Pompey, who was tickled pink and highly flattered by such an inscription, and has been walking on clouds ever since at the prospect of one day meeting Dash.
|Pompey is all aflutter!|
I wish that I had been able to join Boy, Nancie, and Pompey that evening. It sounds to have been an entertaining and convivial gathering, indeed.
Steven Gambrel, Nancie Peterson, and Pompey
having a lovely time at the book signing party
Photographs by Boy Fenwick