Normally I would fly, but I waited too long and the tickets got ridiculously expensive, so it’s cheaper for me to drive halfway, spend the night, and then finish the roadtrip on Friday and then repeat the process Sunday than to fly. I’m not fond of solo roadtrips, but I’m doing it anyhow, because I have stories dependent on the trip, and because I love being able to see my sister and niece outside of the regular holiday reunion setting.
I’m also excited to meet some of my favorite authors (Rainbow Rowell!), even if it’s for a minute as I’m getting books signed. Last year, Diana and I met several wonderful authors, I got some great interviews in, and Diana and her daughter even stumbled upon Stephanie Perkins walking around and took this great photo with her: