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March 15, 2018



Hey, I had such an amazing time at An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe Friday night.  Bookstore owner Jeff Kinney (superstar author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid) invited me over to give a presentation and sign some books, and I was so thrilled, and touched, at the love-fest it became for Tom the Dancing Bug and The EMU Club Adventures.


About 200 people were in attendance, and it was a crazy fun group even though some were grownups.


Jeff is a fascinating guy; with all the success he's had, he's kind, generous, unaffected, and utterly accessible, walking through his store giving kids high-fives and joking around with them.


I love his books, and they're very important to me and my family, so getting to know him was really an honor.


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My presentation about cartooning and my kids' books was a blast, but the fun really started when Jeff joined me on stage and we started riffing and kidding around.


Anyway, my heartfelt thanks to everyone who came, to the staff at An Unlikely Story, and to Jeff, for an incredible evening.


Here's are some video clips:


Jeff talking about the EMU Club Adventures (watch me get verklempt)



Jeff and me playing a game with the audience, in which they suggest mystery titles by supplying an adjective and a noun



Me talking about the EMU Club Adventures



And here's the whole thing!  FUN!




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