This past weekend, I attended RodCon as a vendor. RodCon is a free, one-day convention held at the University of Northern Iowa Rod Library. This was my fourth RodCon, and my third as a vendor.
During the con, I learned that my friend's teenage daughter was re-reading Birthright, and she'd brought her copy along to the con to read in the car. When she pulled this scuffed, battered, curling copy of my book from her backpack, I almost cried.
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my career as a writer. Every scuff, every curl is a testament to how much the owner loves this story, and the best part... it belongs to a fourteen-year-old girl! That's just icing on the cake for me!
Thanks, Kimberly. I'll hurry up and finish The Weller: Fear of the Dark so that I can get to work on War Machines: Book II of the Temujin Saga for you!