On Saturday, I did a stint at Addendum, a charming hobbit-hole of a children’s/ya bookshop in St. Paul, MN. Katherine Warde (who did my new author photos) invited me to take part. As usual at author events, I left with totally unexpected gains: I did a little Christmas shopping; saw tons of writer friends like Kurtis Scaletta, Swati Avasthi, Mary Losure, Sheila O’Connor, Debra Frasier, and several more; got a great idea for an NCTE proposal; got advice about my newly out-of-print book; and had a great heart-to-heart writer talk with Debra.?And, of course, I got to show a bit of support for local, independent booksellers. So even though the number of authors and illustrators there outnumbered the customers at times, it was a win!