I was thrilled to hear that Bob Morris would be in Chicago promoting his new book, Bermuda Schwartz (which I had read and enjoyed). I brought my husband Jeff to the event, and it was no big sacrifice for him, since Bob made the traditional drink of Bermuda, the "Dark and Stormy," for everyone present, and those are some tasty drinks.
Jeff thought so, too, and he is excited about starting the book tomorrow, now that it's signed by Bob and the two of them bonded over the pleasures of rum.
Here is the ubiquitous J.A. Konrath, who I was surprised to see with liquor in his hand. :)
And Henry Perez made it, too, although he had to come a long way and, like me, he got caught in a snarl of Chicago traffic. Still, Bob made all our problems go away with his fun talk and the Dark and Stormies he passed out to the crowd. He told us tales of the far flung islands, including his first trip to Jamaica as a fifteen-year-old boy, which made such an impression on him that he knew he would write about the islands some day. And now he does. Great meeting you, Bob!