On Thursday, August 21, 2008, Tom and I visited Anderson's Book Shop in Naperville, IL., one of the finest bookstores in the country. We had a terrific time speaking to a large gathering of young readers and their parents, and even more fun taking their questions about our new book, "RuneWarriors." (We had fun eating pizza, too -- three different kinds!)
Some surprises: A vote was held and, by a fairly wide margin, the group's favorite character from our book was Astrid, Mistress of the Blade. Every bit as tough as any boy, she is an axe-wielding heroine who strikes fear into even the bloodthirstiest of barbarians. (A vote on the pizza proved pepperoni to be the crowd favorite that night.)
Thanks to Becky Anderson and Gail Wetta for all their help in hosting the event, and to our HarperCollins PR maven Cindy Tamasi for her help as well.
"RuneWarriors" will be invading bookstores on September 23, 2008. And we will be invading bookstores and schools across the country to do signings and give readings. If you'd like us to visit your school or store, email Cindy Tamasi at Cindy.Tamasi@HARPERCOLLINS.com and she'll coordinate it for you.
Feel free to visit our RuneWarriors website at www.runewarriors.net. There's more fun stuff there about the book and its co-authors. -- Jim