October 30, 2018
Here are just a few pictures from my recent book tour in California. The first two are from my reading at the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona Del Mar. The picture of me
with the woman in the blue dress was taken at the Barnes & Noble store in Burbank. You'll also notice rats all over my rental car in yet another picture. Look closely and you'll see they are also on the dashboard inside the car! I have been taking rubber rats that squeak when squeezed to my book events -- and have been giving them to those who participate in the Q&A sessions after the readings. The plague was spread by way of fleas on rats, so I thought this would be an appropriate "visual" for the talks. People are loving them! I took a whole suitcase of these rats with me on the book tour, and the people who x-ray the baggage at airports were freaked out when they saw the rats, especially because there was an outbreak of Typhus (also transmitted by fleas on rats) while I was there. Everyone had to make sure my rats weren't real! I'll be posting more pictures soon, so stay tuned.