It was sooo crowded. Honestly, I don't think this bookstore had any idea how popular she would be. The line was slow moving and took forever. She was so sweet and took the time to chat with each and every person there, but this also contributed to the wait. I would estimate that at least 30% of the people there, maybe more, gave up and left without meeting her.
I eventually did make it to the front of the line and met her! I didn't have a camera, so this is the best picture I got, a group shot with some girls I was waiting in line with. (That's me on the left in the orange, in case you weren't sure.)
I was hoping that my "I traveled here all the way from Florida" story might catch her attention, but the woman in line in front of me had the cutest baby that was struggling to stay awake. And we all know that cute babies will trump anyone else's story. And it turned out that that woman and her baby actually made it onto PW's blog (http://thepioneerwoman.com/blog/2009/11/a_recap/).
Wait a minute.... what is that I see in the background?? It's me!! I'm famous! I'm on PW's blog! hehe.
All in all, it was pretty fun, if exhausting, and I'm glad I did it. Here's my book: