For the second year in a row I had the pleasure of attending an author event with Linda Castillo. Castillo writes the Kate Burkholder series, which is set in a fictional town in the real Holmes County, Ohio (which as we all know by now, is very close to where I grew up). Linda’s newest book, After the Storm, is the 7th book in the series and came out yesterday.
When I pulled into the library parking lot I realized that the car in front of me was actually the author. I got both very excited and very nervous. I was trying to work up the nerve to say something, but she was talking to someone else and I was too nervous and felt like a moron so I just walked ahead and got a seat (I know, I know, but I need to work up my nerve for my social interactions :-p). But it was ok, because I got to get my book signed afterwards and she was very nice and I even asked a question that I was too nervous to ask during the audience questions portion.
Overall, it was a fun time and has become an event that I look forward to every year.