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On Thursday, February 26, barnesandnoble.com welcomed Veronica Webb, author of VERONICA WEBB-SIGHT.
Veronica Webb: I am so sorry for being so late, and thank you all for being here. But everybody gets punted offline.
Veronica Webb: Well, I always wanted to be a writer, and then I kept journals through my teenage years. When you read the book, a lot of it is about having dreams but not realizing your dreams, and just figuring out things every day in order to make them come true.
Veronica Webb: Favorite essayists I really like Fran Liebowitz and I like Baldwin's essays. In terms of authors, Arthur Golden author of MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and Márquez.
Veronica Webb: My cousin is a cop and I love cops. But I have a boyfriend that I like very much, and I would get arrested if I continued this conversation....
Veronica Webb: Karl Lagerfeld, Isaac Mizrahi, and Versace.
Veronica Webb: Well, my future plans for writing are to make sure this book does well. And hopefully, with fans like Rick, it will.... Probably a novel. I just take modeling as it comes -- it is a profession that is hard to plan.
Veronica Webb: Unfortunately, I am back on again, and you can look forward to my next essay about quitting.
Veronica Webb: It is like a retirement village now.
Veronica Webb: Yes, very.
Veronica Webb: Well, the ones that I loved the most and remember the most and also the ones I got the most feedback on. My writing schedule right now is almost nonexistent, but when I am really crunching and on deadline I usually do 5 to 10am then a break from 10 to 1; then again from 2 to 6pm.
Veronica Webb: LIFEbeat is a music industry organization that raises money for people who are HIV positive now living with AIDS. I have been on the board for four years now. We have a program called Tour Outreach in which different artists go on tour and answer people's questions about AIDS.
Veronica Webb: Off the top of my head, La Chinita on 9th Avenue is great for take-out; Harry Chapriati and Felix in SoHo.
Veronica Webb: Well, I actually do a live chat on AOL every Monday night, and I love the Internet for research.
Veronica Webb: No, I am not surprised about their success -- they are very talented. I support their Free Tibet concert every year.
Veronica Webb: I am in the Miramax movie "Studio 54," due out this spring.
Veronica Webb: I haven't had a magazine job for a while, but I am thinking about getting something more permanent where I can practice my writing every day.
Veronica Webb: You know what? It is very nice, because I think people are a lot more open -- and I don't have to get dressed up and do hair and makeup. It is pretty much what you think.
Veronica Webb: Yeah, I come back all the time -- I have a lot of family there.
Veronica Webb: Interesting...I think a lot of the best writing happens in movies.
Veronica Webb: You know, we are shopping around right now -- if you have any ideas, let me know.
Veronica Webb: I want to thank everybody for coming online and for reading the book.