We hopped on the El and braved the humidity today to man a booth at Printer's Row, the book fair sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. The event was great, and the people so friendly, that I'll be sure to sign up again next year.
I was lucky enough to sit near Julie Hyzy (MWA Midwest President) and Jess Lourey, whose Murder by Month mysteries sold out in just over an hour. (You can read more about this at Monday's Poe's Deadly Daughters post).
The people who stopped by were generous and most encouraging--Chicago loves mystery writers! One of my visitors was this friendly fellow with a turquoise balloon. My camera malfunctioned at first, but he gamely waited, smile still in place, while I made my adjustments.
I was also reminded, as we jogged down Dearborn street trying to beat the impending storm, what a lovely city Chicago is. Here's a shot we took outside the Goodman Theater, where we've seen many a wonderful show.