But when I do, it's usually because I'm hanging out with children.
Back in September, Shawna and I had a book signing at the Jarrett Bay Boathouse (retail store) in Beaufort, North Carolina, for Boathouse Mouse Books 1 and 2. At that book signing, we had a drawing for the then-in-the-works Boathouse Mouse Book 3.
The winner of that drawing was Brandy, who had entered for her son Beckett. And yesterday I was able to get them their copy, signed by both Shawna and myself, of Boathouse Mouse Book 3, The Wrong Direction. By the way, this is the first, and currently only, copy of Book 3 that is signed by both author and illustrator.
But the part where it all turned really cool was that Beckett wanted to make sure his buddy, Iguanee, was in on the festivities. So I got to meet Iguanee. And to top it all off, I got Beckett's autograph in my copy of The Wrong Direction!
Then while the adults (aka Beckett's parents and my wife) were visiting, Beckett and I played a game of catch with Iguanee. It was probably the most fun I've had in a long time.
Thank you Beckett and family for being such good sports and entertaining this old man for a while! And I hope you love Boathouse Mouse as much as I do.