The Armchair Auction for Evanston Public Library Friends was a success in many respects: it raised enough money to keep Evanston’s branch libraries open for an additional six months, reaffirmed my belief that citizens value their libraries, and offered an excellent opportunity to reach out and get some writer friends involved.

All that aside:

I can hardly sit still in my chair right now because tomorrow night – also thanks to the auction – I’m having dinner with Audrey Niffenegger (she of THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE, HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY, and THE NIGHT BOOKMOBILE)!

Twelve seats were on auction, and I managed to nab one! I still can’t believe it.

Stay tuned here for a full report…….!