It’s Halloween! And somewhere in the chaos, I had time to gather with my family for our yearly pumpkin carving. We’re ready for the horde of ghosts and goblins, and maybe a kick-butt princess or two. But last night was the Hollows final tour event.
Tink loves a duck! as Jenks would say. We had a great time. Here I am with all my roadies, and what a crowd we had! Lots of familiar faces, even if some of them were in costume. There’s a higher resolution photo behind this one. Just click it to get to it, and lift it for your own use.
Here are the finalists in the costume contest, but trust me, we had lots of characters roaming the store from David to Sara Jane, to Maria, Editor of the Hollows Gazette. Pictured here from left to right is Al, the burning bunny, Ivy and Rachel, me, Rachel and Trent, and yes, even the dreaded T4 angel virus, complete with wings. :-) You can see more of the costumes in the bunny cam photos. There’s even a Mr. Fish.
Here are my scrip readers! I tried something new and took three pages from The Witch With No Name, and six brave souls read them. I don’t think I’ve smiled that much in a long time. Thanks, Guys. You totally rock!
Al comes face to face with his blue butterfly. :-) Neither one knew what do do.
We had cookies, a tattoo station with Rachel’s pack tattoo, and yes, even wine tasting!
My jaw just about hit the floor when I finally signed every book and made my way up to the front where the canned food had been collected. I think I just about cried. You guys are truly the best. Everything you brought in is going to go to the Ann Arbor Food Bank. Thank you so much. Your generosity is humbling. This is me and some of the ladies running the event, Lynn, Nicola, and Pat (my book hero who handled all the pre-ordered books you guys purchased.)
As usual, I left lots of signed stock, so if you missed out and want a first-edition, blue butterfly copy, Nicola’s has them.
Thanks for a great tour, everyone! Like I tell all the book stores, I have the BEST readers.