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July 4th. Because everyone should have fireworks on their wedding day

Wow, what a week! My assistant, Brittney, decided to get married with less than twenty-four hours notice. (No, she's not pregnant. Yes, she IS spontaneous. And...she's also our daughter. We have a lovely, complicated, calabash family. I'd need a flow chart to explain our crazy family tree, but it's wonderful).

The happy couple opted for July 4th which just happens to be my very favorite holiday of all holidays, so a pyrotechnic party was already in the works. Plus the irony of getting hitched on Independence Day—what's not to love?

Britt and Matt have a good friend who is also an ordained minister and he did a fantastic job with the nuptials. What kind of minister? I'm not sure but my kids call him Reverend Hippie, so that totally works for me.

A few days later, after sweeping up the tossed rice and firework debris, I celebrated my birthday by signing my name a bazillion times. Okay, actually it was only 11,500 times, but IT FELT LIKE A BAZILLION. The signatures were on tip-in cards which go to a book bindery and get stitched into copies of Songs of Willow Frost. So if you happen to walk into your local bookery and see a book bearing my name and a chop (Chinese stamp) just think of it as a birthday wish from my sore, swollen hand to your heart.

In other news, the book tour is lining up nicely, including a stop in Portland where I'll be one of the headliners for Wordstock. As always, more detail to come.