But then, the customers went away and left the authors sitting around the table and chatting. I am learning so much this trip about what I'm supposed to be doing. Haley Elizabeth Garwood (I kept running into her all throughout the con) was there and gave me a number of pointers about how to make contacts and told me a number of things she'd done while promoting her Warrior Queen series. I especially liked the tale of the reverse shop-lifting, but I'm not that brave.
Now, I'm back to the RV, with a little East St. Louis research to complete. One chapter of my latest book happens here, and I'd like to add a little more color in the text. Tomorrow, we'll go north to Oquawka for more research.