I want to yell this out publicly. Here goes. Take a big breath and...
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Daniel Wright Junior High, Vernon Area Public Library and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods for bringing me out last night. I had a wonderful time! There were two book groups who had read ONE CAME HOME ahead of time, 400 students who listened so well at my presentation in the auditorium, and a great mixed group of kids and adults out at the Vernon Area Public Library. It was a first-rate experience all the way around!
And man, those people out there in Vernon Hills love a good book. It was a delight to experience that. Thank you so much!
Photos above should give you a sense of fun. These are photos of the book group at Daniel Wright Junior High and of the evening event at the Vernon Area Public Library.
Later, I'll post more photos. There was a photographer at the school that said she'd share. (Yes!) I'll post them when I get them.
Also, thank you to the Lake Forest Bookstore for selling books at the event. They did a great job.
Yay! Thank you!
P.S. The pigeon got renamed "Mike" on this trip.