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The Read In! was great. But I have to admit my 1/2 hour went way too fast. I was loving answering the questions everyone posted for me. I just wish I could have answered them all! I hope everyone has (and is having) a great day reading, chatting with authors, and making new friends.
Below are some pictures documenting my day! Click on the thumbnail to see a bigger pictures. You'll also find the text of my Read In comm, here.
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I got home from the airport at 10:00PM the Thursday night before the Read In. I was visiting some schools in Southern California. My office was a mess.

I thought I better clean it up since I would be taking pictures in the morning. Speaking of the morning... by the time I finished cleaning it was late and I needed to get to bed!

The alarm goes off at 6:00AM!

I don't like getting up early. And I look like it!

It's light outside... but just barely.

First thing I have to do is feed Bacardi. He won't let me alone until I do.

After Bacardi eats, he's outta here. Doesn't matter that I'm gonna be on the Read In! He's not sticking around.

I love to listen to music in my office. This morning I pick Bruce Springsteen's Greetings from Asbury Park.

Next I log in to the Wire. I'm using Windows NT 4.0 so I use its dial-up networking to connect. I have an ISDN connection but I don't need it today.

Once I'm connected I open mIRC32. Here I'm just clicking the Connect button to connect to the Read In chat server.

First I watch Rob Thomas's chat (I think his books are great!) I even ask a question but he doesn't know it's me who asked. Brandie is unimpressed with the Read In -- it's a little early for her, too.

The guys who live on the couch in my office are wondering what I'm so excited about.

Rob is finished. It's my turn. I'm so busy answering questions I don't have time to take pictures! I ask the guys to take one for me. This is their perspective of me at my desk.

It's all over too soon. I really enjoyed myself and think it went well. What did you think?

How did a half hour pass so quickly?
Want to know what I said? Here's the text of my comm!

The sun is out now. This is the view from my office window.
I'm happy. Now I'll spend the rest of the day writing and chatting. Thanks, Everyone! And Thanks to Jane Coffey for all her hard work to make this happen!