Had my very first official reading on Sunday and felt every inch the Real Author. The crowd was wildly enthusiastic (but then, most of them were very dear friends). My publisher, Elisabeth Scharlatt, whom I'd never met, made a stealth visit and introduced herself to me after the reading, at which point I was VERY glad it had gone well. After me, Rachel Cline injected some much-needed humor and read from her wickedly funny book, My Liar. Thanks to everyone who came and to Suzanne Dottino for setting up the event. It was a wonderful kick-off to the tour.