I've only just recovered from my trip back to Indiana last week. Six schools, 1,200 kids, two signings. It was overwhelming and pretty fantastic. The kids I met were wonderful; respectful and attentive during my presentation and they asked terrific questions. At every school a kid always asked which of my books is my favorite (I don't have a favorite. I love them all, like I do my children!). I got some other great questions, too: Did I marry the boy I struck out when I played baseball? (No). What is my favorite color? (Black). Will I ever move back to Indiana? (No, but I love to visit). What do my kids think about my writing career? (They're kind of tired of listening to me about it and occasionally they're frightened -- such as when I'm driving on the highway and writing a note to myself at the same time). Thanks to everyone who hosted me: Barker, Krueger, Elston, Kesling, Boston, South Central middle schools. You all were wonderful!