Signing in Iowa City

So a couple weeks ago, a scientist down in Iowa City asked if she could take a picture of my brain.

Apparently they’re doing research into what happens in creative people’s brains. They’re studying what goes on when we make thinkings. Or whatever. It’s science of some sort.

The important thing is that as an incentive for participating in this, they offered to give me a picture of my own brain.

So I agreed to do it. Partly because… y’know. Science. But mostly because I’m curious as to what my brain looks like. Plus, I’m hoping if something goes wrong with the MRI while they’re scanning me, I might develop superpowers.

The upshot is that I’m taking a quick trip to Iowa City next week.

Whenever I visit a city I’ve never been to before, I try to set up a reading so people in that part of the country have a chance to get their books signed.

Unfortunately, I only got the details of my Iowa City trip finalized today. (Wednesday the 13th.)  Since I’m going to be down there on the 21st, that means trying to set up a signing a week ahead of time.

As a rule, bookstores hate this. They want to set up signings months in advance. It gives them a chance to advertise, put up posters, order books. Stuff like that.

Still, I figured I’d try.

So this afternoon I did some googling. Then I called 4 different stores and talked to 10 different people. There was one store that did events, but they already had something planned Thursday night. Another store was too small. Another store only did signings for sport-related books. Another store just didn’t give a damn….

It’s hard setting these things up. When I call a bookstore to set up a signing, I’m effectively asking the manager if they’d like to do a whole lot of extra work. What’s more, even a well-advertised signing can get low attendance, and I was springing all this on them with barely a week’s notice.

What’s more, I’m a pretty new author. If you read fantasy, there’s a chance you might know who I am. But y’know…. a lot of people don’t read fantasy.

Given all this, it’s not surprising that I wasn’t having much luck finding a venue.

Still, who knows when I’m going to be in Iowa again? So I called one last bookstore: The Haunted Bookshop.

It was a shot in the dark, as I could see on their blog that they’re mostly a used bookstore.

But nobody knows the local book scene better than folks that work in a used bookstore. If they didn’t have any interest in doing a signing, I was hoping they could give me some advice as to where I might be able to find a space at short notice.

So I gave them a ring and told them pretty much what I’ve told you. I’m an author. Research. Picture of my brain. Hoping to find a place for a signing….

Them: Have you tried Prairie Lights?

Me: Yeah. They’re booked. (I was kinda proud of this pun.)

Them: If you do literary stuff there’s a local library with a meeting room you might be able to use…

Me: I’m not really literary.

Them: What did you say your name was?

The thing is, I hadn’t told them my name. I’d skipped it because nothing is more depressing to an author than calling a bookstore, giving your name, and having the person on the other end of the line have absolutely no idea who you are. This had already happened twice, at some of the other bookstores, and I wasn’t looking forward to having it happen a third time.

Me: My name’s Patrick Rothfuss. I only have two books out, and if you don’t read fantasy, there’s no reason that you’d ever have heard of me.

Them: I think you’ll have to do your signing here. Because if you don’t, one of my co-workers will cut my throat.

Me: I beg your pardon?

Them: Your first book is amazing.

Me: You know who I am? Thank god.

Them: What day are you thinking of?

Me: Thursday the 21st. I’m sorry it’s such short….

Them: We can do that. What time would you like to do it?

Me: Well, 7:00 tends to be good because then people can drive in from out of town. But I noticed your store normally closes at….

Them: We can stay open late. How much space do you need?

Me: Since we’re only setting it up a week ahead of time, I’m guessing we’ll only get 60-80…

Them: We’ll move some shit around.

Have I mentioned how much I love used book stores?

Anyway, the end of the story is that I’m going to be having a reading/signing at Haunted Bookshop in Iowa City on the 21st of April.

Here’s the facebook event, if you’re interested. Feel free to invite any of your friends you think might be interested.

I’ll do a reading mixed with some Q&A staring at 7:00. Then I’ll sign books until everyone is happy.

Seating will be limited, but you can show up early to claim a seat if you want. Plus, if you’re there early, you get to browse through the used books. If I can get there early that’s probably what I’m going to do.

In addition to copies of The Wise Man’s Fear. The store will also have hardcover copies of The Name of the Wind and The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle available.

You don’t need to buy a copy of my book to attend. (I know a lot of you already have your copies.) But I do encourage people to buy something at the hosting book store. It’s a nice way to thank them for giving me a venue to meet with y’all while I’m in town.

If you have questions, you can call the store at 319-337-2996.

We are setting this one up on terribly short notice. So if you know of anyone in the area that might be interested, I’d greatly appreciate it if you dropped them a link. It breaks my heart when I get e-mail that says, “I just missed you in [city]! When will you be back?” and I have to tell respond, “Maybe a year or two? Maybe never?”

Sorry to postpone the blog telling the story about the romance convention and my reading with Amber Benson. I needed to post this up first, given how little time we have to spread the word about the signing.

Stories soon,

pat

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60 Comments

  1. Knightrous
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 5:43 AM | Permalink

    Okay, most bookstores you can assume there’s at least a passing interest in reading, amongst the staff, but it’s never guaranteed and the larger corporate chains you’re as likely to find it being people who just needed a job, any job. Used bookstore? Pretty much bibliophiles to a man (or woman), you’re there because you love books and want to make sure you know your stock inside an out, can answer any question a customer comes in with no matter how vague.

  2. jdcb
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 5:46 AM | Permalink

    “Q&A staring at 7:00.” I hate to point out typo’s, but this one is kinda funny. I thought it was serious for a second, like in order to ask your question, you had to risk the wrath of the Rothfuss by staring deep into his eyes while you ask it. And only if your question is worthy will you be able to speak it…

  3. Posted April 14, 2011 at 5:49 AM | Permalink

    I forget that you’re sort of new to the game as I’ve already had all my fantasy-reading friends read The Name Of The Wind and we all think its amaz-az-ing. So, everyone I know knows you… pretty sure everyone they know as well.

    When I’m travelling to go shoot somewhere, I like to roadtrip it and keep a neat little list of places I hear about in each city. I love used bookstores and I love people who CARE, so if I should pass through Iowa City, I’ll be stopping in The Haunted Bookstore.

  4. itore
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 5:57 AM | Permalink

    When I read: “so I gave them a ring” something changed inside of me ;)

  5. Zombie
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 6:23 AM | Permalink

    How I feel in love with my local used book store,

    Me: “Man, with these 6 my to-be-read pile now officially touches the ceiling of my bedroom”

    Them: “You have only one pile???”

    This is them http://www.turtlecreekbooks.ca/ , if posting links here is against the rules I’ll deleted forthwith.

  6. ArcherJW
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

    This Blog made me happy!
    Second hand bookstores can me magical, and obviously this one’s pretty cool too.

    I don’t know if many authors would even think of an event in a non-chain store, let alone a second hand one! so much coolness.

    Would love to be there myself – but long way from UK…
    hint hint :)

    don’t need to say how good your books are – wouldn’t be on this blog otherwise.

  7. MickR
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 6:58 AM | Permalink

    Pat, I’m not sure what type of scan you’re getting done on your head, but if you can, get the full data. With the right tools you can turn it into a model, that you can then 3d-print out. Imagine having YOUR BRAIN 3d-printed. One of my friends did this. He whips it out at parties and starts talking to it.

    Anyway. Thought this might be something you’re interested in.

  8. pmandryk
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 7:43 AM | Permalink

    Mr. Rothfuss. Patrick. Pat.

    What are the odds you would ever make the trip to Toronto, ON, Canada for anything?

    An MRI? I hear they’re quite painless.

    An Appendectomy? Only if you have an appendix still.

    Perhaps an Oil, Lube & Filter at the my muffler place around the corner from me? I’ll even throw in some ,a href=”http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.html”Tim Horton’s donuts. They’re kind of the King of Donuts here.

    Anyway, I’m sure that I could get a few hundred Canadians out to one of your shindigs if you ever come up this way.

    Phil

    • PJ
      Posted April 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM | Permalink

      I completely agree! We should start a petition with DAW to send Pat up to the great white north.

  9. Lexxa
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 8:23 AM | Permalink

    Is it even possible to go to a used book store and not buy anything? I’m just sayin’.

  10. Sedulo
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 8:24 AM | Permalink

    Hi!

    By the way, the MRI makes weird noises while you are in there. Nobody told me this. The first time I had one I started laughing a lot at the funky sounds and messed up the imaging until the technicians calmed me down with their astonished reactions.

  11. EngTeacher24
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM | Permalink

    Pat-
    I cannot tell you how incredibly excited I am that you are coming to Iowa. The short notice does not matter. I am changing my travel plans and not going home for Easter Thursday night–instead, I will be checking out what seems to be a pretty neat used bookstore and hoping to get my books signed. Thank you also for considering those who travel. I can’t wait!!!

  12. Widow Of Sirius
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM | Permalink

    I’m seriously counting on you getting super powers – unless they take away your good author super power. You’re gonna have to show us these awesome powers pretty much ASAP.

    If maybe you want to pretend you didn’t have super powers so you could have a secret identity, you should at LEAST be ready to show us the picture of your brain.

  13. dressner
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM | Permalink

    Sweeeeeet. I’m so there.

  14. Skye
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:27 AM | Permalink

    You’re getting closer! According to Google Maps you’ll only be 9 hours and 10 minutes away from me this time…

    Anyway, I sound a bit like a creepy stalker, but the point I was trying to make is that any time any “celebrity” I want to see is having an event within 10 hours of Arkansas, I consider it a small victory, because it brings me one step closer to the coveted easy 2 hour driving distance.

    Someday Rothfuss! SOMEDAY!

    P.S. This is meant to be a “yay someone is doing something in ‘flyover country'” comment, not a “come to X not Y” comment. Even if you are only in Iowa because they’re taking pictures of your brain.

  15. Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:48 AM | Permalink

    Even though I just saw you in Madison like a month ago I google-mapped how far a drive it is to Iowa City. Alas, too far for a repeat, plus it’s Holy Thursday so I’ll be busy at work. But I’ve told some Iowa friends and I hope they go!

  16. Mars
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 10:24 AM | Permalink

    What a great story! I read it to my 12 year old daughter and she laughed and laughed. I brought her along with me to your Library of Congress signing in DC. She read your first book and loved it. Thanks for coming out this way on your tour. We enjoyed seeing you. Have fun on your Iowa City adventure!

  17. Alessa
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

    Yay, used book store! Have fun with your signing!

    Also, have fun in the MRI! I’ve let myself be scanned 3 times for the doctoral thesis of one of my friends, and it’s awesome to look at your own brain. And the 3d-image they can make of your face and head is really cool!
    Also, I think MRIs are almost musical. Kinda like electro/techno music…

  18. Posted April 14, 2011 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

    Ah, the Haunted Bookstore. I remember them quite fondly. You’re in for a real treat.

  19. jec81
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM | Permalink

    Dude, you are a number one New York Times best-selling author now. In hardcover even! You can’t play the “nobody knows me” card anymore.

    Good luck with the mutation powers!

  20. spoonyspork
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM | Permalink

    Heh. You should make up your own ‘you may have heard of me’ intro like Kvothe has, to use when you contact bookstores and such. XD

    Also, donno about anyone else, but when I had to get an MRI (to try and figure out why my back still hurt like hell almost a year after getting rear-ended by a semi – nothing awesome like brain scans and science), a combination of the droning noises, the cold, and the tight space put me to sleep. I dreamt I was in a stasis pod, on a thousand light-year journey to a space colony. I was pretty sad to wake up and find myself still on present-day Earth…

  21. MLBurt
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

    “I’d greatly appreciate it if you dropped them a link.”

    I love you.

    I’ve always hated when people use “highly” as an adjective for utterly nitpicky reasons. If, for example, you call something highly successful, is it successful in the air? No! Its success is great, impressive, etc., but it is not floating above the New York skyline.

    Maybe I’m just returning to old quibbles because I can’t will myself into being in Iowa. Alas.

  22. bygnerd
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

    Going to try to make it to the signing. I live in Iowa City and though I get burned out on the place sometimes after so many years, this is about par for the course. It’s a town filled with nice, engaged people who generally will go out of their way for you. This shop, in particular, is run by younger, cool people. Not as “corporate” as Prairie Lights, say– which, btw, people go on and on and on about. It’s okay but not all that, IMO. That entire neighborhood by the Haunted Bookshop is awesome. Hamburg Inn, Devotay, Motley Cow, Oasis to eat; George’s and The Foxhead to drink. Enjoy!

  23. Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM | Permalink

    sweet. I’ll try to drive up if I can.

    I find that used bookstore workers typically read more, write more, and talk about reading and writing more than other bookstore workers.

    especially bob from always buying books in Joplin who keeps this creepy mannequin in front. and his collection of globes.

    • Rob
      Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

      Your post reminded me of an incongruous, but funny, story. So I thought I’d relate it here.

      I had a buddy in Ohio who worked for an artist as his assistant for a while. His job description was basically to do whatever the guy wanted, within reason of course. So one day, they’re driving along the highway, and they spot this beat up mannequin sitting by the side of the road. So this artist pulls over and tells my buddy, “Go get it.” I can only imagine how embarrassing it must have been for him to drag this roadkill mannequin along the side of the road looking like he owned the thing. To this day, when I see weird shit along the highway I sometimes burst out laughing, thinking about that mannequin.

      So the next time you see a mannequin, especially a creepy one. Think about hurling it from your car while you’re driving down the highway. It’ll put a smile on your face.

    • Molly
      Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:28 PM | Permalink

      Hey Lance- Is that bookstore in Joplin, MO? I have family in the area, so I’m there a few times a year. There used to be a bookstore on the corner of Main and 32nd that I loved, though I can’t remember the name. I’ll have to stop by Always Buying Books the next time I’m up that way. Sounds like my kind of people.

  24. Rob
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM | Permalink

    So how much for a signed copy of the picture of Pat’s brain?

    I’m a collector, not a freak. It’s only valuable to me if it has Pat’s signature on it….

    Attention Future Golden Ticket Winners: this one’s a keeper!

  25. ErrorJustin
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:55 PM | Permalink

    I live in San Francisco now, but for the first 22 years of my life I lived in Iowa City. I can tell you right now that you’re going to get an enthusiastic and warm reception there.

    IC is very cool and has a pretty thriving nerd culture, thanks to the University of Iowa being in town. It’s like a little oasis for nerds and enthusiasts like myself, in a (mostly) barren Midwest.

    In fact, having lived in both cities, I consider Iowa City a smaller, midwestern version of San Francisco. They have similar vibes.

    Enjoy yourself!

  26. hop3ful
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 3:28 PM | Permalink

    I really hope you put up a picture of your brain. That’s nifty.

  27. ejd1988
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 3:30 PM | Permalink

    I live in Iowa City and can’t wait, this post seriously made my week!

  28. bigtheta
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

    I predict a huge out of contol crowd pummeling each other with puns and ryhming couplets.

    Many will hide their poor attempts at facial hair in shame before the “Magnificent One”….

    and the guy honored to wear it.

    Finger cymbals, tambourines and colored silks.. the Edema Ruth are coming to town.

  29. Sparrow_hawk
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 7:35 PM | Permalink

    What a great name: “Haunted Book Store.”

    Love used book stores. Just introduced my daughter to them when we were visiting friends in Seattle. The look on her face when she was prowling the aisles was something I will always treasure!

    Have a great time!

    • Dianadomino
      Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM | Permalink

      I wonder if they have a store cat. I always love bookstores with cats in them; it makes them seem so cozy. (Probably not so nice if one is allergic, but still.)

      • mironslab
        Posted April 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

        There was, indeed, a store cat. And she was totally unfazed by the 100+ people that’d taken over her store. She wended her way between the audience members’ legs and even jumped up on my lap for about 0.7 seconds.

        It was a great signing, the kind of thing that makes fans-for-life.

  30. JennaPeterson88
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:59 PM | Permalink

    Yay for second-hand book stores! They really, truly are amazing. I sincerely hope I’ll be able to find an awesome one in St. John’s when I move there next year, because I’ll miss all the little back road book stores in Vancouver.

    If I were in Iowa, I’d definitely attend this, and I’d probably spend far too much money while waiting!

  31. Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:49 AM | Permalink

    Hello,

    I hope it’s okay for me to post this here, but it’s related and not just random spam. I’m currently reading The Name of the Wind for the first time and and reviewing each chapter, one chapter at a time. I’m really liking it so far and if you’re interested, you can follow me here: http://www.blogofthekingkiller.com

    (I’ve also just finished the first book in The Sword of Truth that I reviewed in the same way to get a better idea of what I’m doing. You can find a link to that on the Kingkiller blog.)

    Thanks.

  32. Hxlgg
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 2:52 AM | Permalink

    However much I would love to attend, I don’t think I can justify a 5 hour drive down to IA – especially at almost $4 a gallon. I’m beyond thrilled I was able to make it to the Stevens Point signing.

    Enjoy your time at the used book store! They are always a “must stop” when I’m in a new area. I have yet to find a beauty like this one near my place. The search goes on!

  33. Posted April 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM | Permalink

    I was in Iowa City a few years back, and The Haunted Bookshop is a fantastic store. A signing there sounds fantastic.

  34. Andrew Fuerste-Henry
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 10:07 AM | Permalink

    Pat, don’t count libraries out just because you’re not “literary” enough. I some of the Iowa City Public Library people and I’m sure they would have been really happy to have you (not that the Haunted Bookshop won’t be nice). In fact, the next time you need to set up a reading in an unfamiliar city you would probably have a good experience starting with calling the library, rather than googling up the bookstores. Even if they can’t host you they’ll know the local book scene and know who to point you to.

    Full disclosure: I’m a public librarian in Dubuque, so I’m biased toward libraries. Speaking of Dubuque, if you ever want to do a reading here I know a good library that could probably offer you a venue . . . .

  35. Dianadomino
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    Sooooo…. Just how big is Patrick’s brain??

    Just remember folks, it’s not the SIZE of the brain that’s important, its how you USE it.

    ^_^

    (Been dying to say that…)

  36. guessingo
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

    You just hit #1 on the NYT Bestseller list. You will probably have better touting your own horn a little bit.

    Something like

    “I just hit #1 on the NYT Times bestseller list on X, I’ll be in town at Y, do you want me to honor you with my presence?”

  37. Green Man
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM | Permalink

    In order to support such an awesome bookstore, I’d be willing to buy some copies of the books from them (naturally, with ‘The Haunted Bookshop’ as part of the signature!).

    However, you may not want to even open the possibility of signed books for out-of-towners. I can express my admiration of their coolness in a different way if this kind of thing leads to horrible problems. So, before I go and call them to ask about an unusual hassle like that, would you give it a Y/N?

  38. pwcreads
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 12:24 AM | Permalink

    11 hour drive? That’s doable!

  39. Mickey
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

    How many times do I have to tell you that you ALREADY HAVE SUPER POWERS !!!!!

  40. gregm91436
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 3:22 AM | Permalink

    God damnit. I went to the University of Iowa for my MFA in playwriting. Great, great city. I was there fall ’05-spring ’08, but I am not there anymore. I’m still kicking myself for just missing in you in California.

    Ah well. Have a blast in Iowa City. Tell everyone I say hi.

  41. Anne577
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

    I just read The Name of the Wind last week, and this week I read Wise Man’s Fear. I love them. You know you’re into a book when you’re trying to read it as you brush your teeth because you can’t put it down. Don’t worry, I was careful not to get toothpaste on it.
    I live just a few miles from Stevens Point and don’t read tons of fantasy novels, but I like GOOD fantasy.
    I’m going to be mulling over Kvothe and Bast and their issues while I’m mucking out the barn :)

  42. backgroundc52
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 9:01 PM | Permalink

    I’ll be coming from Chicago to see you. My sister will be coming with me and she absolutely loves Iowa City though neither of us have been to the Haunted Bookstore but i’m looking forward to it. I actually saw you in Chicago on your tour but completely sucked when i get in front of you. So, i’m hoping to make up for that…your beard is just so intimidating with it’s godlike qualities. =)

  43. Nick
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 3:42 AM | Permalink

    Pat, when will you be coming to or near Las Vegas?

  44. missjmelville
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:36 AM | Permalink

    I was wondering if you have any signings set up for July/August? I live in Australia but my nanna will be in America then for a wedding and she keeps asking me what I want her to bring me back, I would love signed hard back copies of your books. I already have them but they’re paperback and I really love hard cover but no one ever had hard cover for sale here. Anyway, if you are doing any signings around then, I would love to know and maybe my nanna will meet you for me! :)

  45. Keith
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:54 AM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,

    Just checked out Audible.com – you are the most searched author at the moment and TWMF is the fifth most searched title.

    Grats, sir!

  46. jenk0975
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM | Permalink

    Please post the picture of your brain!! I NEED to see it.

  47. Posted April 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM | Permalink

    Chances of superpowers are low, sadly. My husband told me I’d be like Magneto after my MRIs, especially since I had contrast injected. He was totally lying.
    Super lame.

    However, having had way too many MRIs in my life, I have advice:
    – the inside totally looks like a Jeffries Tube. You can probably get away with yelling random Scotty-like things w/o being sent for a psych eval.
    – There is a lot of thunking. And beeping.
    – Depending on the software used to look at the images, you can use the mouse scroll button to go through each slice super fast and watch your eyeballs appear and disappear and it is trippy and AWESOME!

  48. Erzberger
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 2:04 AM | Permalink

    For some reason, when reading the phone dialogue, I pictured Oz from Buffy on the other line.

  49. s1refrosty
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

    Yay! I live in Iowa City, and I am so excited for this signing. If your looking for a great place to eat, you should check out Hamburg Inn No.2. It’s a great local restaurant with tons of history, and it’s right across the street from the Haunted Bookstore.

  50. sacredchao
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 8:09 AM | Permalink

    I too live in Iowa City, and am also excited about the signing. I finished Name of the Wind yesterday and was looking for more about the 2nd book and stumbled across this blogpost coincidentally, so that’s some great synchronicity.

    However, I’m going to have to disagree with sirefrosty up above me. Skip Hamburg Inn. So what if presidents eat there? It’s mediocre, generic diner food. The pieshakes are pretty decent though – whole slice of pie made into a milkshake – but even those aren’t amazing. Go instead to Oasis, which is right next door, and which has the best falafels and french fries in town, and there are at least six falafel places in the Iowa City/Coralville area. Or, if you really want American food, go to the Bluebird Diner, which is just around the corner. They have excellent meatloaf, red beans and rice, and ribs.

    You should also go to a Java House while you’re here. They beat Starbucks any day of the week. It’s like they actually know what well-roasted coffee tastes like.

  51. Charis
    Posted April 21, 2011 at 11:51 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for the awesome signing, Pat! I’m super excited to show off my copy of Princess and Mr. Whiffle to all my friends! :)

  52. Todd
    Posted April 22, 2011 at 9:21 AM | Permalink

    Great signing, Pat! Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to meet some of your Midwest fans. Also…

    Your beard is freakin’ awesome! Do you have to shape it that way, or is it naturally that amazing?

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