So I’m really excited, because I got to meet Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak, and several other novels) tonight! She signed a copy of her newest novel, and we chatted for a few minutes. She was really friendly and personable, and she spoke about her writing process and the inspiration for TIKOM. It was a great night, and now I’m going to read. :) If you live close to any of the places she’s going to on her tour, you should go!