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Changing Hands Books Has My Heart!
So Tempe was my fourth city in as many days the other week. Man was I exhausted. But who wouldn't be energized by the wonderful reception I received in Tempe? To kick off my time there, I did a TV interview with the very awesome Alberto Rios who I met at Bread Loaf in 2009. I can't wait to see the piece air. He's a wonderful interviewer and I was surprised by how comfortable I felt. Then it was time for the big literary luncheon the next day at Changing Hands Bookstore.
It has been a dream to read at Changing Hands because 1) it is a legendary indie bookstore; and 2) it's Barbara Kingsolver territory. Yup, it's got everything going for it--plus a wonderful group of folks running it: Brandon, Pinna, Cindy, and of course, Gayle and Bob. I was shocked to see the turnout. Some 80+ folks showed up to hear little ol' me. Well, I sure I hope I brought it, because those guys were the best audience! Just the best! I signed books forever--I know I take too long to sign, but I so enjoy meeting folks and hearing their stories. Gayle, can we do this again? I want to re-up -- maybe do a cocktail hour for those who missed the daytime event because of work--I'm game if you are! Oh, and one last thing. I met the loveliest woman whose name is Yvonne. I didn't get her contact information and I would love to send her a note. If you know her, please tell her I would love to hear from her.
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