This weekend I visited Hooray For Books! in Alexandria VA, where I appeared with Dianne Salerni (author of The Eighth Day and The Caged Graves) and S. E. Green (author of Killer Instinct). We got to visit with some enthusiastic teen readers and talk about our favorite books.
While I was in the area, I swung by Chocolate Chocolate, an amazing store whose story is described in this book.
Every piece of candy I brought back with me has been delicious so far. I
also walked through the Mall on my way to the metro. I love walking in
DC; it feels like America's living room. Passing the White House, the
newly reopened Washington Monument, glimpsing the Capitol in the
And then there are the people. Protesters. People
wearing identical T-shirts for a family reunion. Tourists visiting the
Smithsonian. A man steering a pedicab and telling his passengers that
his day job is as a teacher.
I've always found Boston, New York,
San Francisco, and Philadelphia to be good walking cities. This trip
reminded me that Washington is high on the list. What are your other