I just returned from a quick trip up to Alaska. It was the first time I’d been there in . . . twenty-five years. Yikes! My family and I actually lived in Anchorage twice in the eighties and early nineties. My sister, Angela, was even born there. So it was cool to return as an adult. The mountains, clouds, and even the mosquitoes were all as I remembered.
In Anchorage, I did a talk and signing at the Barnes & Noble. As always, I was blown away by the number of people who showed up. Thank you all! It was especially touching to hear from the many military guys who told me about reading the Inheritance Cycle while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One other cool thing: the Barnes & Noble is at a mall that’s in walking distance of my old house. Talk about surreal!
The day after, I flew even farther north to Fairbanks and did a signing at the Barnes & Noble there. Not too many authors ever visit Fairbanks, so the response was enthusiastic. Wow! Again, a big thank-you to everyone who attended.
From start to finish, it was a wonderful trip, and I certainly hope I can make it back to Alaska before another twenty-five years slips past!
May your swords stay sharp!
p.s. It never really got dark at night. 11:00 pm and the sky was still perfectly light. Made getting to sleep somewhat interesting.