So, today was weird. Unless having an event cancelled due to flooding is a totally normal thing in the book-tour business.
Either way, that happened.
Full disclosure: I did not take that picture. But it is actually from this morning in Chicago.
Anyway, the governor declared a state of emergency, the roads are a mess, and Hester Junior High in Franklin Park was among the many Chicago-area schools that were closed due to flooding today.
Which is very sad. Hester Junior High kids: if you want a signed book plate, please email me.
Fortunately, we were able to make it (just barely) to Heritage Middle School in Berwyn for a show this morning. Even more fortunately, our media escort was Paul Buchbinder, who’s a MUCH better photographer than I am. Here’s a wide-angle shot of the positively enormous crowd of awesome Heritage middle schoolers:
The kids from Berwyn were awesome, and after the show we headed over to the extremely cute Magic Tree Bookstore in Oak Park to sign books.
I think I speak for all of us when I say we ate WAY too much. Now everybody needs a nap.