In San Francisco, they kept me hopping

Hi, all! I know it’s been a few days since I checked in, but I was so busy in San Francisco that I really didn’t have time to sit down and post very much. I gave talks at two lovely schools in Petaluma, and then had a pizza party at Copperfield’s Books on the first day. I want to give a big shout-out to all my new friends in Mr. K’s class, who drove all the way down from Santa Rosa just to eat pizza and ask awesomely intelligent questions!

Then the next day I gave talks in two more schools, Crocker and North Shoreview, and ate excellent Mexican food with some new friends from Books Inc. I signed stock at Booksmith and also at Alexander Book Co, where a very special Seraphina fan had baked me some cookies (delicious!). After that, we were off to Barnes & Noble El Cerrito for a store event. We had a good crowd there, who also asked some wonderful questions.

My flight to LA got me in rather late (well, late for me; I am old). I was up at 6am, after (not quite) enough sleep, and then off to Adams Middle School for two presentations. These were extra special: I got to meet fellow YA author Wendy Delsol, and we conversed about our books, our inspirations, our convoluted roads to publication, and whatever else the kids asked about. It made a welcome change from the speech I’ve been giving for the last two weeks, and it’s always great to learn about someone else’s experiences.

Tonight: I’m appearing with Wendy Delsol at Mysterious Galaxy, Redondo Beach, at 7:30. Tomorrow: Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica, 7:00 pm.

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