Coffee was in the ceramic mug from the Uptown Diner in Missoula, music was from the Sirius satellite radio in the car. I picked Dave up at the airport in Missoula last night and on the drive up to the lake this morning we stopped at Barnes & Noble so he could get reading material. I did the cursory I-wonder-if-they-have-my-book-check, and they did! I, as nonchalantly as possible--which is to say not at all, carried it up to the customer service counter and asked if I could sign it. The clerk was suitably excited to have an author in the store and was delighted for me to sign it, and just as I was starting, I saw a step-cousin-in-law I hadn't seen for several years. She took this picture of me signing my book. I signed in the wild! And what better place to see a copy of my book in a bookstore for the first time than in my hometown and the place where the glass all began for me.
Now off to pack and head to the lake cabin to stay for the next week. Posts will be few and far between.