Had my second official reading at my local bookstore on Friday night. Another large, adoring crowd made up mostly of friends. (Fellow authors have warned me not to get too used to that and to prepare myself for readings when only 3 people show up and not one of them buys a book, but in the meantime, I'm basking in the glow of appearing before people I know.) Before the reading I had a celebratory dinner with a few friends — Kathryn Windley, Gary DiMauro, E. Fout, Emily Majer, Sheri Sceroler, and fellow authors & Columbia alums Owen King & Kelly Braffet. A terrific evening overall. Thanks to Dick and Suzanna Hermans of Oblong for hosting the event, and to Noelle for making those delicious cookies.