I’m in Norfolk, Virginia for the weekend for a booksigning at a Barnes and Noble and a visit with my stepdaughter, Alana, and son-in-law, Matt. Here’s a picture of me with Heidi Luong, the very first reader to arrive at the signing. Heidi only started reading my books a few months ago, but she’s dedicated! She and her husband Kevin drove from Chesapeake with a bag of books for me to sign. I’m always so touched to meet readers who love my books that much. Heidi, you’re the best and what a supportive guy you married!
Before the signing Alana and I met my old friend, Liz Hain, for lunch. Liz and I used to share office space when we had private psychotherapy practices. At the same time, we supported one another as we went through the ends of our marriages, a true bonding experience if ever there was one. It was so good to see her after too long a time.
Finally, I had to take this picture of Dawn, one of the booksellers at the Barnes and Noble. I have a feeling that if I were nineteen years old now, I might also have cool tattooed eyebrows so it’s probably just as well I’m not nineteen. I recall wanting to get a butterfly tattooed on my hip when I was twenty, but I’m so glad I didn’t do it, because the tattoo would now be somewhere around the back of my knee.
I’m heading back to North Carolina tomorrow and look forward to losing myself in my writing again on Monday. Have a great weekend, all.