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Thank You Young Folks

OK. Taking a breath after running yapper all day. So many wonderful, engaged, inquisitive students I meet every day. Consider this a big thank you for the opportunity to share stories and imagination with you. I’m getting short on sleep but not short on hope.

Scavengers Tour Continues

Tonight: Barnes & Noble bookstore in Grand Chute, WI (near Appleton). (Little Chute, which is right up the road, is lovely, but I won’t be there–once got them reversed and showed up a tad late). Details here.

Encore Tent Show Tonight – Gaelic Storm

If you’re within range of one of these stations tonight (Saturday, September 13th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio.  Information on streaming the show here.

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike discusses his new t-shirt and the difference between geography and geology. 

You can join the Tent Show Radio Facebook page here.

REMINDER: Most of this year’s previous Tent Show Radio episodes available for streaming anytime – just click here.


Spring Green Tonight

If you need to know anything about C terminal at O’Hare airport, let me know. I have been living there most of the past 48 hours. Got a lot of writing done. You know things are running late when the barista pulls the big canvas shroud over the Starbucks kiosk–witnessed that twice in 24 hours. A heartfelt thank you to the Ohio hospice group. It was a privilege to gather with you. Now, off for some school visits and tonight, Spring Green.

Mother/Daughter Book Review

Wow. This review of The Scavengers is like none other I’ve ever received. Favorite part? Where the young person rolls her eyes and says, “I think it’s easier for kids.” I almost cut the passages she’s referring to because I worried they’d be too tough. But at the last minute I decided young readers are inquisitive and tenacious and would hang in there. Thanks for proving me right, Stella. And thanks to parents everywhere who read with their children–mine did, and it changed my life.

Read the review here.