Over the weekend I went to Lake Village, Arkansas for a book signing. It is home of Rhoda Adams, chapter thirteen.

It is also home of Paul Michael Company and my friends Debbie and Paul Michael who hosted a book event for me at their wildly popular store.

How popular you ask?

This is the parking lot. There weren’t any spaces to park. We had to go behind the warehouse.

I plopped myself down right in the entrance and started the meet and greet. But before we talk about that, I want to show you how rad the inside of the store was. It wouldn’t be right if we went any further without you seeing it all.

That’s Debbie Michael on the right. The whole week they had worked long hours to get the store set up for the fall season.

There were Christmas decorations gallore.

Even Santa.

Hi Santa.

This was one little corner of the store. And the good news is that if you are like me and aren’t organized enough to prepare for Christmas…

You can prepare for Halloween.

That’s what I focused on.

It was very neat to meet all of the Lake Villagers.

And guess who else was there…

Rhoda!

She even signed a few books herself. Right on chapter thirteen.

And she sold tamales and cream pies and fried pies from her van in the parking lot. Like she does most days when she can get away from the store.

(She even drives around with a galley copy of the book on her dashboard. Tickles me pink).

People fly their jets in for a month’s supply of her tamales. She means business.

She also brought some of her cupcakes.

To go with the grape juice.

Then guess who else walked in…

The mayor of Lake Village! And her colorful friends.

And in conclusion, I have to tell you I am in love with this place. I will explain further in the coming days. For now, let me just say that I have developed an addiction to diet limeade from Sonic. Someone told me they use real fresh limes and I choose to believe them.

The End.