And yesterday, seventy or so of you showed up to celebrate at Newtonville Books in Newton, Massachusetts. What fun! The samosas were yummy thanks to Punjabi Dhaba in Cambridge, my son made the chai, we raffled off prizes, the girls all sported bindis, and you made bookseller Mary Cotton (and me) very happy by buying quite a few books. (Photos courtesy of Laya Steinberg.)
My writer's group showed up en masse. From left to right: J.L.Bell, Steve Smith, Laya Steinberg, Mordena Babich, Karen Day, Kathryn Hulick, and Ammi-Joan Paquette. Yes, I'm the most fortunate girl on the planet. Tell me something I don't know.