Oh, you guys, it was awesome. First of all, Peg came by to say hi, even though she couldn’t stay for the reading, and I was all “What are you doing here, person from Illinois?!” This probably should have been a clue things were about to get Midwestern. I ran to the bathroom and then my parents were there when I got back!
They had been in town since yesterday. They even had dinner with the Butcher and his Friend. And I had no idea.
Mike Turner and his daughter were there. A bunch of y’all were there. Jess’s son wrote a book while I was reading. It is about dragons, but I will have to wait until the next one to find out what happens. Dude who wrote Miss Perigrine’s School could learn a thing or two from this kid about telling people up front that more is to come.
And it seemed like there were a lot of people in the audience. And I would say probably about half of them I didn’t know. So, that was cool.
But here is the best part. I went up for my book signing and no one came. No, no, I know. That sounds terrible. But let me tell you why no one came. Because they sold out of my book yesterday.
Anyone who just stumbled by my reading and was like “Oh, I want to read that” was out of luck because the Festival was SOLD OUT.
I am so thrilled.
Best reason to not sign books ever.
I am so tired, but so very grateful.