Sheldon had a crowd of about 30-35 at the event. Of course, all of us there were and are big fans. He began by recognizing 3 authors in the crowd, the same thing Meg did last week. I think that is a very cool thing to do. In this case, one of the authors, Rita Lakin, is 83 years old and began writing a series 9 years ago. She now has 7 published books. How neat is that?
But back to Sheldon. He then went on to talk about his latest book and how he used his native Chicago to make his mom happy. He created a character, Detective David Gold, that can be the protagonist for future books. I, for one, am really excited to have potentially 2 series to follow even though his Mike/Rosie series is plenty fun by itself.
We all got treated to wine and cheese and hung out for awhile after the formal part of the evening. And, just like last year in San Mateo, we were able to have dinner with Sheldon after he was done signing books and pressing the flesh. This time, we got to eat with Sheldon's wife, Linda, and her sister, Julie. It was a great evening.