I went to Charlotte because my sister Krissy, whom you might know from Chapter 3, lives there. I love Krissy for many reasons, but one is that I know that I will have a good time around her just because she's Krissy. Here is a picture of her looking sassy:
We stayed at Krissy's and her husband John's house; Caleb and I were in the room that had the Wii (which was exciting for Caleb) and the bed with the pink pillow on it (which Caleb requested be removed, and sooner rather than later).
I think, maybe, that Charlotte must be some kind of mecca for excellent people. I read at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Jamie, the event coordinator? Excellent. The discussion at the bookstore? Excellent. Krissy's posse of ladies? Excellent.
And Jody Mace? Who's a frequent contributor to Brain, Child and who I always thought ran a damn fun house? Excellent. I got to meet Jody and her family. I've been reading about her kids since they were little, and it was strange (in a good way) to meet them in person. The whole family's charming--and Kyla has this thick, gorgeous hair I'd kill for.
Thanks to everyone who made this book tour all that I'd hoped it would be. As a wise duo of men once said, you make-a my dreams come true.
And Krissy? For now, we'll go on living ... separate lives.