What a tour I have had in the Jackson-George libraries in Mississippi! The library staff was wonderful and the audiences were an absolute delight. Eliana and I started our day in Moss Point, Mississippi, a sleepy little town just a few miles from Pascagoula. The audience was so receptive and fun-loving!
We had a wonderful time with Jennifer, the children’s librarian, and the fabulous volunteers, Shelby and Megan. What sweet girls! Eliana loved the girls and didn’t want to leave the library! Jennifer, thank you for your hospitality!
After Moss Point, we headed to Pascagoula for our final show in Mississippi and our final show of the summer. We ate lunch in historic downtown Pascagoula at a casual restaurant called The Cabana. Both Eliana and I had the Mojo pulled pork sandwich. Yum!
For our last show, we had over 100 people in attendance. The Pascagoula audience sang, clapped, and roared with laughter. The children were so sweet.
Afterwards, there was a huge line for autographs. I had sold out of The Cajun Cornbread Boy books earlier in the week but the kids wanted me to sign the origami books I gave to every audience member.
Thank you, Mary Ann Louviere, for making our visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast such a fantastic one! Eliana and I enjoyed every minute of it! You are an absolutely amazing woman! We hope to come back to the Jackson-George libraries soon!
Summer Reading is officially over for me. I fly to Chicago on Friday, July 10, 2009 to sign books at the American Library Association Conference. It will be a fun weekend – I am sure!
Until next time…