Ah, I did it! Hooray! i had my first ever reading/signing! And it went rather well, even if I do say so myself. So many of my cute friends and family were there to support me. I only teared up a couple of times, I swear! My husband and I were talking about it on the way there, and this really was the day I've been dreaming of all my life. Since I was a little kid, I've wanted to be an author. I never really fantasized about getting married or having kids, I practiced my Newbery acceptance speech in the shower. To finally be on my way to my first author event . . . it was terrifying! But I managed to keep it together and say what I wanted to say, and I signed a lot of books, and it was sublime!