Well, that was awesome! Thank you so much to everyone who came to Powell's last night. I had a blast. That was the first bookstore event Jim and I have done. You see, since I worked in an independent bookstore all through college and sometimes introduced the author events, I know how often it happens that even for wonderful authors . . . no one shows up. Or maybe two people. So I was afraid to do bookstore events, though by now I felt confident that locally I could generate an audience, even if it was all friends and family.
But it wasn't all friends and family! In fact, it wasn't family at all, since my parents decided to go visit my brother this weekend instead. Hmph! (Just kidding!) No: there were strangers there who had come to hear me speak! That's so great. And there were KIDS! Really great kids, one who was wearing pointy ears, several who had wings, one who demonstrated Irish dancing for me upon request, and one who has an indisputable faerie name: Kestrel!
And, we got presents! Thank you for the presents! And for the G-diaper coupons!
In short, it was chouette. Thank you to Suzanne Young and Kim Kasch for emailing some photos, since I forgot to take pictures!
And here's Jim, looking as tough as he can with a pink baby blanket and pink purse:
Clementine is waking up now. Gotta go. Cheers!