I had a great trip to Gillette, Wyoming last week—five days of presentations to junior high students, about 2500 teens total. Kind of amazing when you consider that there are only about half a million people in the entire state. That's...um...some small percentage of one percent of Wyomingans (Wyomans? Wyomanese? Wyomites?), but close to ten percent of all the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in Wyoming. My thanks to the students and staff at the Wright, Sage Valley, and Twin Spruce schools. Everybody was really nice, and nobody fell asleep or threw rotten eggs.
My host and handler for the week was uber-librarian Sue Knesel (above right), who started me off with a trip to Devil's Tower, and took me to, I think, every restaurant in the greater Gillette area. Thanks, Sue!
In other news, the mysterious Miz Fitz is having a contest over on her blog. The stupendous prize is an ARC (advance reading copy) of my upcoming novel, WHAT BOYS REALLY WANT. All you have to do is send her a question before the end of November, and then hope she picks it. Since only a few people have discovered Miz Fitz's blog, your odds of winning are quite good.