More importantly, they did a fantastic job. They read, answered questions, and signed books. The format is pretty typical of most author events, regardless of bookstore. But both of these authors were so gracious in their support of a new bookstore even though they had no idea what kind of crowd would be there. I feel privileged to know them.
Meg Waite Clayton, reading from The Wednesday Daughters
Tracy Guzeman, reading from The Gravity of Birds
Tracy answering a question, with Meg amused in the background
Meg and Tracy, posing with their books
Our very appreciative audience
P.S. Tracy's mom, Jane, was there. In fact, she was the 1st one in line to buy Tracy's book! She is a real character, in the best possible sense.
P.P.S. Joni and I are part of the 4th Tuesday Book Club at Books, Inc., in Palo Alto. Meg is also a member. In fact, she introduced the book club to me. As accomplished and well-known as Meg is, she is just another member of the book club on book club night. In fact, I even feel comfortable disagreeing with her during our discussions - but not often.