I’m writing this in the San Francisco airport. I’m on the way home. The tour is over; it has been wonderful. The last event in Oakland at A Great Good Place for Books couldn’t have been more heartwarming. My dad was there (and happy to show everyone how funny and grand he looks in my wig), members of Books et Al, a book club that had critiqued Mistress of the Sun in manuscript, a number of family (aunt Dildar, brother Perry and sister-in-law Jenny), friends (Nina, Mary), writer friend Victoria Zackheim (plus her beautiful daughter and two gorgeous grand-daughters!), enthusiastic bookstore clerks, and, always so wonderful to meet: fans. I was smiling from head to toe.

I’ve notes on my other events, plus pictures and even a video. As soon as I’m back home and settled, I’ll post them. Some treasures!

Plane is boarding … I’m off.