The treat table had been set up:
The author table had been arranged:
I even brought along a gift from my co-author to serve as her stand-in:
|Julie R. Harrison as "Wheel"|
And despite all my negative fears to the contrary, real-live people did in fact show up:
That sigh then turned into a gasp which turned into a squeal when another unexpected real-live person appeared:
|That would be co-author Julie R. Harrison|
|Updated picture: one with us actually looking at the camera. Thanks, Mary Walsh.|
Julie had flown in from Virginia, hid out at the Chicago Bean all day, and arrived at the Evergreen Park Library just in time to give me the shock of my life.
I could not have been more delighted.
Thank you to everyone who came, including Julie! It was one of the most memorable evenings of my life. I feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world.
A lucky girl with left-over chocolate chip cookies, that is (thank you, Missy!).