All in all, things went well. No screaming babies on the plane next to me. No businessmen who had eaten beans and broccoli for lunch standing in the aisle next to my head emitting toxic odors. Of course, the airline will now charge you two bucks for that package of stale crackers, but the soda was free, so there wasn’t much to whine about.
Let me first say that the people who work at Northwest in the Memphis terminal are some of the sweetest I’ve ever met. (My Number One reason for loving the South is this concept of civility and friendliness. We are lacking some of that up North. Maybe the cold drains it out of our systems.)
I made to Memphis. My suitcase didn’t.
You would have been proud of me. No drama. No flinging myself across the counter and howling that the reader guides and the temp tattoos I special-ordered were in the suitcase. Not to mention my cache of Oatmeal Raisin Powerbars. The ladies were as kind as could be and promised to do what they could.
We made a stop at a 24-hour store That Shall Be Nameless Because of the Way They Treat Women (yeah, it killed me to have to shop there, but Blytheville, Arkansas only has one 24-hour store) to pick up the kind of products one needs to not smell hideous after a hard day’s travel and a night in a Holiday Inn.
So I slept. And while I slept, the Luggage Gods smiled.
So I am here. My luggage is here. Let the book tour begin.
A couple of quick shout-outs before my ride picks me up. (Thank you to my network of little birds who forwarded these to me.)
One of the most astute reviews of TWISTED is over at Trushmetal Review. Take some time and read the other reviews, too. This is an awesome site.
Thanks to Jerry E. for sending me photos of the TWISTED floor display from a bookstore in Arizona. It looks snazzy. (Which is a word that I think we should all revive. Snazzy. Snazzy. )
Don’t forget to check out my first podcast. Do you want me to make more? If so, what should I blab about?
If you live in the Memphis TN, or the north part of Mississippi, please come out to my signing tonight at Books-a-Million, at 7:00pm, 135 Towne Square Boulevard, Southaven, MS 38671 Tel:(662) 536-1888.
I will now attempt to pry my eyes open far enough to insert contacts.