Aside from seeing one’s readers in their natural habitat, of course: Because when you do, sometimes the booksellers you visit on the tour sell a lot of your books. See Borderlands Books’ April hardcover bestseller list for confirmation of this.
Personally I’m happy to be selling a lot of books for Alan and Jude and all the rest of the Borderlands Books crew. They rock.
…However, at the moment I don’t have “people waving” pictures of either to show you because in the case of Minneapolis I didn’t have a camera with me, and in the case of Detroit (actually Novi) I had the camera with me, but not my flash card, and the picture I took is in the camera’s internal memory and I need a special cable to extract it. Which, alas, I do not have with me. I will retreive that picture later.
Suffice to say that both cities were full of lovely, vivacious people doing interesting and exciting things. Such a time we had! I wish you could have been there.
Also, I have been relatively quiet here because over the last couple of days I spent more time with real world friends than being online. Hey, I will do that sometimes, especially since in at least case the real world friend was someone I haven’t seen in the better part of a decade. I hope you understand.
However, now I am passionately interested in what’s going on with you. Really, how the hell are you, anyway?