I did a book reading/signing at Barnes & Noble in Vernon hills. It was my fourth reading/signing at a B&N, but my very first with Book Tour Alex. For those of you who don't know, as a debut author, I was awarded custody of Book Tour Alex at the SCBWI-Illinois Prairie Writer's Day conference. I am supposed to bring Alex to all of my book events until the conference again next year.
The reading/signing was part of a book fair for Mundelein School District 75. My son had done his student teaching in dist. 75 and two of his students and his cooperating teacher came to see him. I got a wonderful surprise when I saw one of my previous students there! I had been his itinerant from preschool through fourth grade and I hadn't seen him in three years! Sean's new girlfriend, Kiera and her mother also came - it was so nice of them to come and really great meeting her mother!
Here are some pictures from the event. See Alex on the table with the books? I think I need to give her a more prominent seat at the next event!