Even though it was a very quick in-and-out trip, I think Rain Dragon had a very full experience! Her first train ride:
and visit to a publisher!
Everyone at Little, Brown (the publisher of Starry River of the Sky) loved her and she loved them right back.
So much so that I was even able to record an excerpt reading for them (and my online booklaunch):
But I was really there to speak at the kidlitcon, a lovely gathering of children's literature bloggers (you can read a full write-up on the whole kidlitcon HERE). They really were lovely! It felt like a lifetime ago since I did any public speaking and I felt rather rusty. However, the audience was so friendly I found myself slowly hitting my stride again. And they were also very patient and tolerant of Rain Dragon's little, um, "additions" to my speech.
Because by the time I finished, so was she: