Day Seven

Monday, Oct 7th, 2013 @ 09:30 pm

Actually, it’s Day Eight on the road, but yesterday was our day off, and Hubby and I took a leisurely drive north from Washington to spend the night in beautiful Bloomington, where we indulged our inner geeks and went to see the film GRAVITY in 3D. Not Imax, alas, but holy cow, the special effects were astounding enough. I’ve been peeved that my book GRAVITY was never made into a film (20th Century Fox owns the film rights). How I wished that Cuaron had told my story instead, but the movie he did make was a masterpiece of suspense. Go go go to see it!

This morning, my first speaking stop was Putnam County Public Library in Greencastle, a lovely town that’s the home of DePauw University. A friendly audience was at the library to greet me. (Have I mentioned how incredibly nice everyone here is? Hubby keeps talking about how Indiana drivers always let him into traffic, something Boston drivers almost never do!)

With Barbara Timm of Putnam Library

With Barbara Timm of Putnam Library

Booksellers Becky Rausch and Daniel Whitt of Eli Books

Booksellers Becky Rausch and Daniel Whitt of Eli Books

Afterwards, it was off to lunch with Barbara Timm and her colleagues at a local cafe, where I found out that one of the ladies was a retired detective who’d survived a bullet to her chest because of her underwire bra! Felt as if I were talking to a real-life Jane Rizzoli.

My evening event was at Morgan County Public Library in Martinsville, where I met first with the MCPL Book Club, who read BONE GARDEN a few months ago.

With Library Director Krista Ledbetter and Assistant Director Jennifer McKinley, Morgan County Public Library

With Library Director Krista Ledbetter and Assistant Director Jennifer McKinley, Morgan County Public Library

Assistant Director Jennifer McKinley arranged a buffet dinner (wow what cheesecake!) and then it was on to my seven o’clock speech to a crowd of 100.

Martinsville crowd!

Martinsville crowd!

Tomorrow: Mooresville and Greenwood.

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