Dave (Barry) and I kicked off our Peter and the Secret of Rundoon tour with an amazing party at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida. We had a terrific turnout (thank you!) but also the book store went "all out" with pirate costumes, flags, decorations, events for the kids, Radio Disney, and ...
an 11', 95 lb, python that we had to hold while read from the book. Not only was it absurdly heavy, and constantly moving, and slimy, but after this shot, it curled around me and laid its head on my shoulder and steadily hissed into my ear, to where I was convinced I was going to be its dinner, while 300 people looked on.
(notice the Mickey Mouse ears I get from the eyes of the pirate flag—this confirms it was a Disney event!)
Anyway it was a wild start to what I'm sure will be an equally wild book tour. We look forward to meeting many of you on the road—just one thing: don't bring any snakes.
10/28 – on way to NY to begin the 2 week tour