Touring with Terry – The Irene Tour – Friday – Boston/Burlington
VERY busy couple of days on the road. Terry had three signings in 24 hours – an accomplishment even for super author Terry. Add to that the over eight hours in a vehicle that was a goodly portion of that 24 hours . . .you get the picture.
The very best, the SUPER SURPRISE of the tour, was the appearance of #1 collector and friend, Stuart Finnie from Scotland. There he was, at the Boston Public Library, lurking in the audience. Of course Terry never sees anything beyond the end of his nose, so when he heard that Scottish accent asking a question he said, “Stuart, is that you?” It was quite exciting – we were SO happy to see him. This is the second time he has done this – last time was several years ago at Quail Ridge Books in North Carolina. He has also appeared in Paris and Strasbourg. What a guy!
Out good friends, Jake and Brooke, attended the library signing – Jake and Stuart were even interviewed by the NPR reporter that was there to interview Terry. He thought the interview would air on Tuesday the 13th. We then visited their home in Jamaica Plain and met their dogs, Kaz and Lily. We then began the torturous drive north to the B & N in Burlington (MA). OMG the traffic was horrible! We barely made it in time for Terry to grab a burger before he was “on.”
The traffic nightmare wasn’t over however, as returning to the city was equally nasty. Many thanks to Jake and Brooke for subjecting themselves to the agony of Boston traffic for our sake.