Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm feeling Plum Lucky...

Janet Evanovich kicked off her Plum Lucky tour in my backyard, at the Borders in Boca Raton. She is a favorite of three generations of women in my family - me, my mother-in-law, and my daughter. My mother-in-law isn't mobile enough to wait in a line, but my daughter and I are, and wait we did.

Refreshments were served, the lines kept growing and finally Janet arrived, daughter Alex in tow. By then about 300 very patient people were waiting close to an hour.

While I was disappointed that Janet didn't give a talk or read or anything, she got comfortable behind a table and spent as much time with each person as they wanted. She chatted, signed all the books everyone had with them, and took pictures with whoever wanted to. Alex handed out stickers and balloons to everyone who wanted them. And to their credit, Borders, via Crystal the community relations person, casually moved the elderly and disabled to the front of the line.

Even the sales staff had fun - this is Cathy, who gave me my wristband for my place in line at 9:30 in the morning and was still smiling at 7:30 that night! A good time was had by all.

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