Some photos of the 12th Annual Reunion Weekend Book Signing at Cornell University. Slightly blurry, I'm afraid.
Multiple authors signing at once might be the literary equivalent of speed dating. With so many choices, a reader has a fair chance of finding a book he'll like. I was put between two non-fiction writers: To my right was the very funny Douglas M. Parker, author of Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse, and to my left was photographer Kevin Stearns, who beautifully captured the magic of my hometown (and the surrounding area) with The Finger Lakes Region of New York: A Photographic Portait. Very nice chatting with both of them.
Fortunately, I didn't have endless time to talk with my neighbors; I was too busy signing. It wasn't my usual crowd, and I don't imagine that many of the Cornell Alumni came to see me specifically, but even so I somehow managed to sell a good number of books.