I’m back from Iowa, but

4/20/09 — I’m back from Iowa, but already packing to leave again, this time for school in Troutdale, Oregon and Baltimore, Maryland. One of the joys of author visits is the thank you letters I receive from kids where I’ve spoken. Here’s a typical pile:

One kid wrote: “I hope you write another book so I can read it and laugh so hard that I rip my pants.”

Another said: “I know that you did 23 rewrites, but I still like you just the way you are.”

What more could an author ask for?