So, I’m really, really excited and overwhelmed about what happened today.
I’m at the Decatur Book Festival. The book had been made available just for the festival, even though the actual release date is not until Tuesday. So, I was already having a great day when lo and behold, I look up, and I see these two smiling faces:
It’s MARTHA and her sister Catherine! BOTH in the book. MARTHA is the STAR of the book…the amazing TRUE FRIEND that I had searched and searched for. Martha is the one with the red hair on the right…and here she is when I first meet her in the book:
There are so many reasons that I loved Martha…and so many reasons why I love her still. Too hard to go into here without crying my eyes out. Here’s Martha and Catherine and me in another scene in the book:
Martha really was that funny. And she still is:
We talked about old times, new times, on and on. And we discussed my crush on our neighbor Mike Miller (also in the book). You know how Cokes have those names on them right now? Well, Catherine discovered that the Coke she had just bought had “Mike” on it!
A great, great day. Thanks, Martha and Catherine, for coming to see me today. True friends, reunited.
Thanks for reading! THREE DAYS TO GO!