What a way to start off the day: with a sold-out brunch crowd and an audience of 100 at the Brownsburg Public Library.
Among the attendees is an avid Rizzoli & Isles fan who is so hooked on the show that she’s even traveled to California to visit the film set, and here she is happily wearing the evidence of her love for Jane and Maura:
Everyone wanted to know: why come to such small towns? I told them that I live in a small town of 5,000. I love small towns, and that’s why I wanted to focus on a small-town tour. But there is nothing “small” about the audiences I’m finding during this trip, and the crowd at Brownsburg just blows me away. Thank you to the hardworking library staff who made it happen!
A 2 1/2 hour drive takes us south, through hills and woods that remind me so much of Maine that I zone out and briefly forget I’m in Indiana. Our destination is the town of Washington, where I’m going to talk about BONE GARDEN because it was Washington’s pick for their “One Book One Community” program. At the Washington Carnegie Public Library, I meet Director Teresa Heidenreich, who organized a dinner with donors.
And got a chance to meet one of the local book clubs:
After dinner, we headed over to the High School auditorium where, despite torrential rain, around 100 people still showed up to hear me speak about the Bone Garden. Barnes and Noble (thank you!) was there to sell books.
Tomorrow: a holiday! We’re going to play tourists and head toward Bloomington.