I had a fantastic trip- Thank you Chicago! I feel like I am still glowing from all the Midwest Love! People really did tell me that they read my blog and know my work- I’m glad I asked in that last post. I loved meeting everyone!
Yes, Paula Poundstone is just as funny as I thought she’d be; actually funnier. The strange part of the evening- the man who sat next to me on the flight out from Boston? Boy was I surprised when he walked out on the stage…
It was Charlie Pierce. Weird.
On Friday I was featured in the RedEye, a Chicago free newspaper. WooHoo!
I had to go find myself a copy on the way to picking up the rental car. Besides that I spent the day doing errands, petting my daughters’ kitty, taking a nap. I was feeling vacation-y. Then on Saturday, we were up at dawn and running all day. And what a day it was! Eleanor (daughter) helped me all weekend and also documented the weekend- Thanks E!
This is one of the boxes I sent out to Chicago- ready to unpack.
Renegade was scheduled to start at 11am but people were all around the whole time we were setting up and were seriously looking by around 10:30 am. A little before 11, a very nice person came into my booth, we chatted for a while and then she introduced herself- do you recognize her?
Mary Engelbreit! Yep- I’m starstruck! That started the day out very nicely.
A little later-
Eleanor kept taking pics when I was eating- eeps! Here is the big picture-
I will post some more tomorrow- enough excitement for now, right?!