Meeting again with bookstore friends. Feeling the great vibes of being surrounded by books and book people. All inspiring. A special pleasure was hearing other authors’ stories of how and why they work, among them Karen Spears Zacharias, Jane Kirkpatrick, Brian Doyle, Molly Gloss, Naseem Rakha, Ursula Le Guin, and on and on. What a great group of writers, and I was privileged to be among them. Kudos to George, who put all this together.