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.
Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). Today’s column (in which Mike describes the unexpected gifts he receives on book tour) was printed on sturdy newsprint this Sunday and can now be seen online here.
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.
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.
Wow. This review of The Scavengersis 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.