Last week was absolutely amazing. So much fun. Thank you to everyone who came out and said ‘hello.’ The BREAKING POINT Book Tour could not have gone better. Here’s a visual recap of all the fun…
Okay, I may have accrued two of these on the first day. (Insert string of curse words here.) But after that, smooth sailing!
Monday night we went to Crestview Hills, KY, just outside of Cincinnati, OH. Everyone was so nice. Even the baby had a good time – everyone could hear him screeching like a dinosaur all the way across the store.
And yes, I made these lovely ladies pose with me. Aren’t they great? The fabulous Bookseller Sarah and Ali (of Ali’s Bookshelf) are included.
The next day I was fortunate enough to visit with the students of the Kentucky School for the Blind. They had read ARTICLE 5 both in the classroom and as part of last semester’s Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) program.
I learned so much from the students and their teachers. Pictured above is a Book Port Plus, just one of the many devices that helps students with visual impairments read. Several other students had read the hardcover, or listened to the audio book.
The process of turning a book to Braille is long, but the outcome is often worth the wait. Here is a gift from the KSB Library – a beautiful Braille children’s book entitled THE WOLVES ARE BACK. Thank you KSB!
That night we journeyed to Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, the largest bookstore ever (besides maybe Powell’s in Portland, Oregon). The store, which I had the pleasure of visiting last year, is breathtaking. I could spend hours here (and did – there is even a full restaurant inside).
Had a lovely time talking about the book and visiting with some awesome Chase (and Rosa!) fans. Hi girls! The next days were filled with school visits. Thanks to the students and teachers of Eastern High School and Moore Traditional School for making me feel so welcome. We had really great discussions on the Moral Statutes and what rules in our world are “fair.” Which was almost as exciting as standing in front of a bulletin board with my name on it.
And then there was the ever fabulous Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, just down the street from a very crucial scene in Breaking Point (Ember’s home). It was a great event, we packed the house with friends and fans. Such a heartwarming, emotional reunion. I love that place! I love those PEOPLE!
Thanks to all the great people at Tor who made this possible, and for everyone who came out to visit. You made this week very special for me.