Wednesday, October 17, 2012


So yes, last night, here in Dallas, there was a 2.something earthquake! Who knew there were earthquakes in North Texas? But yeah, they've been having them. "Felt like a vulture slammed into the roof" the lady interviewed on the news just now observed. Hmmm....

ANASTASIA FOREVER Texas Tour Day 1 beyond the earthquake (that honestly I did not feel): AWESOME!

First there was this for breakfast at the humble Best Western:
Then a wonderful school visit at North Oaks Middle School, with amazing students in two different groups. We talked about everything from Frankenstein to Cinderella and beyond while discussing Goals, Motivation and Conflict and other IMPORTANT WRITING TIPS! Plus Sour Patch and Swedish Fish, which are prime motivators for class participation. Teacher Ginger Canaan rocks!

Then on to the Barnes and Noble at North East Mall, where CRM Carol (who hung out with me all day) had this set up:

A lovely evening talking to readers old and new and also friends and family who came out because they have learned that THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. (or as I like to call it: the obligation that never ends, because you love me, right? You want me to look like a FAMOUS AUTHOR in front of strangers. So get your butt out here. Which they do. Occasionally I toss them a pumpkin latte to sweeten the deal.

Onward to Austin/Round Rock this morning. Danny Woodfill of Book Spot and I are going to conquer the schools in the Round Rock area. I will keep you posted.

Time for my pre-drive Texas shaped waffle.

1 comment:

Kristin Rae said...

An earthquake?! Wow!

Sounds like you're having a great time on your Texas tour!