...interrupted by the dog arriving home skunked.
Now up early to fly to Chicago for the International Reading Association, but just wanted to touch on the highlights of the book festival.In one of those amazing moments of serendipity, I met Murray Fromson, who was a CBS reporter in Selma. If Murray and others like him hadn't been there covering the events, there would have been no national attention, and I don't believe we would have had a Voting Rights Bill passed by President Johnson. He was there to moderate a panel which is on C-Span's Video Library.Set the minute counter to 04:03:02.
I did a panel in the morning with the amazing Jonathan Hunt moderating. Deborah Heiligman and I were the two authors, and it was more like a fireside chat than a panel. Deb is a great storyteller and Jonathan has a way of asking just the right question, so we had a blast, much more fun than it looks like in this serious photo:
After the panel, it was the delight of the festival. Who says books are dead??
Heading out for the plane!