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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

I love independent bookstores and was super excited to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day today at Sandmeyer's in Chicago, site of my book launch last summer!When we arrived, I told the kids they could each pick out a book. They were so excited and spent quite a while perusing the shelves. With help from Mrs. Sandmeyer, the kids found books.Just as we were … [Read More]

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I found another photo of Jake and me shortly after I left San Francisco and returned to Chicago. Jake is about two years old here and we're eating dim sum in … [Read More]

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