Wow, what a busy weekend! On Sunday, we were at Portland's terrific Wordstock Festival of Words, where we read from Smash: Trial by Fire, answered questions, and signed books.
Then we were off to the Nightcapper event for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's annual conference, where we signed and handed out copies of Smash to booksellers and librarians from around the region. We were overwhelmed by all of the enthusiastic responses to the book, to say the least!
Kyle and I pose in the iconic Wordstock red chair.
At our table at the PNBA Nightcapper event, waiting for the doors to open so we can unleash our powers.
Huge thanks to Jennifer and all the folks at Portland's Green Bean Books for providing copies of Smash for sale and for signing at Wordstock!
Kyle checks his notes before the Wordstock reading.
Answering questions after the reading.
Kyle autographs a copy of Smash at the signing table.
The Bolton brothers, posing with a young fan.
Girls love Smash, too!
I had the unexpected honor of being a fill-in moderator for the Visual Narrator panel, featuring some wonderful comic artists: Gene Luan Yang, Colleen Coover, Shannon Wheeler, Nicole J. Georges, and Mark Russell. It was great meeting them all!
Sitting with one of our colorists, the amazing Christina Mackin!
This is how most of our story conferences look. Kyle and I always make sure to respect the other's opinion, hear each other out, and come to a reasonable compromise.
And, no matter how tough it gets, we always make up afterward.
Arriving at the PNBA Nightcapper event.
Before the event, books piled high.
From the minute the doors opened, booksellers showed up to tell us how excited they were for Smash!
The line started long...
And got longer...
And stayed long...
Until we were completely cleaned out!
Enthusiastic Smash fans!
We had a fantastic time at both shows, and can't wait for next year! Thanks for checking out our photos.