I hate baseball, but I love Philadelphia, so GO PHILLIES.
(I cannot believe I just wrote that.)
Yesterday was a calmer-paced day, which was much appreciated.
I went to Crone Middle School, Home of the Cougars to talk to the 8th grade.
It was Crazy Tie Day at Crone, and I didn’t have a tie with me, but Michael here helped me out and let me wear his while I was talking.
The librarian, Karen Hutt, and the teachers did a terrific job preparing the students. They even decorated the room I presented in with chains hung from the ceiling. This is me with Bill Young. Technically he is my Author Nanny right now, but I’m not sure he would appreciate that title. Bill is one of the best media escorts in the business. He took me around the Chicago area on my PROM tour and it is wonderful to work with him again. I will call him my Author Shepherd, because he’s not quite the nanny type.
The evening event at Anderson’s was wonderful, 50 people with loads of questions, plus a 6th-grader who interviewed me for her school paper. Thank you, thank you to everyone who came out, especially the teachers who didn’t flinch when I admitted I still don’t know what a theme is.
The crowd was mostly teachers and librarians. One of them brought me a copy of CHAINS freshly processed for her library. She said she already has a waiting list for the book.
I leave in a few minutes for Milwaukee (yes, I have been singing the Laverne & Shirley theme song all morning). I’m scheduled for a lunch with librarians, a bunch of stock signings, and then, The Main Event.
Finishing up the librarian thread of today’s post, Librarian Goddesses Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan have published their review of CHAINS on their Bookends blog. Check it out!
TONIGHT’S EVENT: Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm: Harry Schwartz Bookshop, Mequon store 262-241-6220.
TOMORROW’S EVENT: Tomorrow is just a travel day. If you see me in an airport, though, I’ll be happy to sign a book!
SATURDAY’S EVENT: Saturday, November 1: several appearances during the day: Delaware Book Festival, Dover, DE.
8 Replies to “Book Tour Day 9”
If you want to have fun in Milwaukee, watch the people going though airport security. There’s a gift shop right outside security where you can buy 1 lb wheels of cheddar. (If you want to try something cool and different, skip the cheese and buy a bag of the curds.) The security people have to open every bag that has cheese in it and swab the bag with one of those wipes that identifies explosives, because the cheese shows up on the screening as a large organic mass.
Useless trivia time: During WWII, soldiers used cheese wheels as a stabilizer for TNT.
give us any chance we’ll take it. read us any rule we’ll break it. we’re gonna make our dreams come true, doing it our way. lol. gotta love laverne & shirley lol. enjoy milwaukee and i’m glad the tour’s going well! and i’m so excited to see you!
Ever going to hit up Iowa? 🙂
So cool to see you go to various places about your book. 🙂
I love hearing about your book tour; keep the dispatches coming!
May the Schwartz be with you.
Little Quirk 😉
Does this mean that Dave and Thunderchikin are cheese wizzes?
(sorry guys couldn’t resist)
I’m glad Naperville treated you well.
Just how many people do you thing are now stuck shouting “Doin’ it our way, yes our way…”