Looking Back #10: Hicklebee’s

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . .

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In 2015, I visited Hicklebee’s when Book Scavenger was published and signed their stock at a desk they have up front for authors. My son was with me, and for the most part stayed happily occupied with new Piggie & Gerald books, but I remember him getting briefly upset because he wanted to sign books too. I was thrilled when the booksellers invited me to sign their wall. I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area where Hicklebee’s is a staple, and so I’ve been familiar with their wall of fame for quite some time. I was such a newly minted author, my imposter syndrome flared big time signing my name among these children’s publishing luminaries, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to put my name next to one of my all-time favorite writers, Lois Lowry. (I botched my own name a bit, but hey, it’s there!)

 

In case you missed it:

Looking Back #1: Re-visiting my alma maters

Looking Back #2: Meeting my editor

Looking Back #3: Meeting Ann M. Martin

Looking Back #4: A Memorable San Francisco Trip

Looking Back #5: Steves and pencils

Looking Back #6: Atlanta Book Group

Looking Back #7: A Story Behind the Story

Looking Back #8: Battle of the Books

Looking Back #9: Detective Day!

 

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