Yesterday, i so don't do spooky was unpacked and set up on shelves in bookstores all over the U.S. and Canada. No doubt the unpacking will continue the rest of this week (maybe Random House releases books on Tuesdays so that they're out of boxes and ready to be bought by Saturday?). Nonetheless, Sherry and company were out and about in the world yesterday, and I'd planned a nice day to celebrate.
First, I had breakfast with my writing critique group, and you know how much I love them. Next, I bought a beautiful gold stamp pad to use with the new acrylic stamp (cute robot) that I'll use at signings. Then, a couple of bookstores emailed to ask me to come in and sign stock. Which I happily did. Very fun.
And then I picked up Child #3 and drove him to the high school for his math class. (Remember he's my brilliant 8th grader who inherited his father's math gene and goes to high school for math). Child #3 asked me to wait in the parking lot for him as a treat so that he didn't have to walk back to middle school. I had my laptop and had left Sherry and Josh in a bit of an argument, so was glad to sit in my van and write for an hour.
Which turned into more than an hour BECAUSE THE HIGH SCHOOL WAS PLACED UNDER LOCKDOWN!!! Two men were burglarizing a nearby house. The owner came home, interrupted them. They stabbed him, then ran out. At least one of the suspects, THE ONE WITH A GUN, ran onto the high school campus!
Child #3 was barely in the classroom, when the door was locked behind him. Which means my curly, blond-haired angel was walking outside on campus at the exact same time as a crazy criminal with a gun! Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.
Anyway....no students were injured. I'm not sure about the condition of the homeowner, but I think he's okay based on the wording of last night's news report. The suspects are still at large.
And that, my dear bloggy friends, is story of i so don't do spooky's release day!!!
Now, on a happy note, please pop over to Shelf Elf's blog where she has a delightful interview with me. Seriously, she asked some very fun, very different questions. And she still has falling snow!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Oh, and Happy Birthday to my sister!