As for D. L. Anderson's "Action Figure" photo of John and me that accompanies the article, a publishing friend emailed me this :
"Love that photo of you and John out in front of your store. it reminds me that all of us who love this business are slightly….demented. Or at least we look it."
To which I replied:
Hey, thanks. This has got to be the best back-handed compliment I've had in years. And it explains so much about why we book people really dig hanging out together..
What can I say? It's a great business (to use that term loosely) to work in. We get to spend much of our day with books and with people that read and write them.