|Early morning photo, when it was still chilly.|
|This is the view outside my tent. Throngs of shoppers!|
I'd like to thank Jarrett, Rachel, Emily, Ben, Ava, Leah, Reagan, Barb, Claire, Chasin, Isabel, Melissa, Elliot, Adelaide, Myleshia, Laney, Adelynn, Erin, Jadyn, Benjamin, Nicholas, Peyton, Laney, Kate, Mackenzie, Chole, Kinlee, Elijah, Abby, Amanda, Jacque, Legend, Harmon, Sandy, Danijo, Caitlin, Elise, Abs, and baby Olivia (along with all the names I didn't get) for becoming new readers.
What was also thrilling beyond belief was to connect with fans who already have the Cats in the Mirror books, love them, and came by to get the new ones or just say hi because they already have them all. One grandma yelled, "There she is!" across the crowded aisle and grabbed up a Miss Fatty Cat toy to go with the book, along with Max's Wild Night and his toy. A pair of grandmas, who were vendors near us at the spring fair, stopped by to say how much the grandkids love the books and carry their Kimba and Hiro toys around with them. My writer-heart could not be prouder.
|This was our view for the four days of the fair. Awesome neighbors with cool, handpainted stuff.|
Can you find Kimba and Hiro?
|Can you find Kimba and Hiro now?|
Dottie wasn't allowed over on the mill side of the fair, so she hung out with us for a bit. Booth neighbors came looking for her later. Such a sweet dog. I should write a book about her. Soon!
You never know who will stop by to visit. Miller the dog from the Saddlebock Brewery Beer Garden booth across the way came by to show off his new outfit from the fair. Yes, there is a bit of everything.
I would kind of like to sleep for a week now, but it was well worth every minute of it. One of the most interesting moments came near the end of the fair. A woman stopped and asked if At the Corner of Magnetic and Main was set in Eureka Springs. We chatted a bit and she picked up a copy. When I asked if she had ever been to Eureka Springs, she smiled and admitted that she owns the Crescent Hotel (featured in the book and home of Katie, the Irish maid). If that wasn't fun enough, she came back a while later, after thumbing through the book some, to ask if it was set at the diner on that corner of town. She knows the owners and promptly bought a copy for them. That's outstanding! I hope they like it.
We have a break from in-person events for a couple of weeks, but the blog tour for At the Corner of Magnetic and Main starts on Thursday. You'll be seeing all kinds of posts about that. Early reviews have been fantastic, so I hope it will be a great tour with new bloggers and readers to meet.
I'll leave you with one of the reviews that's not a part of the official tour, from Diane at Tome Tender: