Two Great Weeks
I had a very successful Tour of Utah two weeks ago, then followed it up with what was to be a relaxing vacation in Sun Valley. My publicist, however, had different ideas. She asked if I'd be willing to do a signing at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum, Idaho while I was on my trip. I agreed and before I even had my bearings she'd arranged a date along with newspaper, radio, and television interviews.
Book store signings can be rough. Ask any author. That's why I was thrilled to find people already waiting for signatures when I arrived half an hour early. By the time I started speaking the place was packed to capacity and we had a very interactive hour long discussion. When I finished they gave me a standing ovation.
Another fun detail: While riding my bike on Old Dollar Road near the heart of Sun Valley I had a major flashback. More than thirty years ago I had my first really bad bicycle crash on this very same road. We were on a family vacation and I trying to show off to my cousin how I could ride down a hill with no hands. I succeeded for a time, but unfortunately I ultimately used my face as a brake. Oh well. It turned out for the best as I've now used that and many other slides for life as research for my books.