At PDX, waiting for my plane to SFO, I wandered into the Powell’s Books in terminal C. Three faced copies of the mmpb of Escapment [ Powell’s | Amazon ], one spine-out copy of the mmpb of Mainspring [ Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ]. W00t, I think, I am in Powell’s at the airport!
I go to the counter to ask the gal there if she’d like me to sign them. She says sure, so I grab the stock and head back to the counter, and she says, “I know who you are, I have you friended on LJ.” It was cute and funny. I, of course, misheard her LJ handle, so I can’t shout it out here, but if you’re reading, nice Powell’s bookseller, say “hey” in comments. We talked for a minute about supporting local authors, then I signed and moved on.
That moment was fun and funny and cute and even a bit sweet. Made my afternoon, at any rate.
Now, off to San Francisco,