Reese’s Birthday Trip – Day 2

We hit the road pretty early this morning and headed east towards the Indiana border. We stopped for lunch in Indianapolis where Reese got to have his first Waffle House hash browns. After refueling our bellies and the car, we turned south and started making our way to Kentucky. We got caught in a backup at the bridge in to Louisville, but after that it was smooth sailing all the way down to Mammoth Cave National Park. I reserved a hotel room on the park and one of the tours a few months ago just to be sure we didn’t miss out on anything. The room was nice, with a fridge in it and plenty of electrical outlets for gadget charging. Cel service on the other hand was very spotty, but we did manage to get calls out. We did a little shopping in the gift shop, snagged some dinner, then settled in for a good night’s sleep.

Reese’s Birthday Trip – Day 1

I got dropped off at DFW, checked in, got my boarding pass, checked the luggage, and flew up to Peoria. Once on the ground I got the rental car and met up with Reese for dinner. We’re having an early night because we’ve got a bit of a drive tomorrow. Heading for Mammoth Cave over in Kentucky.


[amazon_link id=”0345533623″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Tricked[/amazon_link] is the fourth book in Kevin Hearne‘s Iron Druid Chronicles series. It picks up pretty much just after the events of Hammered, with Atticus and Granuaile going in to hiding to hopefully stay off the radar of a pretty angry Norse pantheon and assorted other thunder gods. And since they’ve asked Coyote to help them hide, you can imaging that things are going to get a bit rough. And oh, does it. Navajo skinwalkers, vampires, Hel, and more keep everyone on their toes. It’s been a little bit of a wait for this one to come out, but it was well worth it. This is a great series, and I really can’t wait for the next one to come out.

Book Signing with Kevin Hearne

Heather and I went out to A Real Bookstore tonight for an appearance and book signing by Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles. I commented on the first three books in the series, [amazon_link id=”0345522478″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Hounded[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id=”0345522494″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Hexed[/amazon_link], and [amazon_link id=”0345522486″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Hammered[/amazon_link], earlier and still recommend them to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy. Appearing with Kevin was Jaye Wells, a local author who also writes urban fantasy. The two of them were great together, really playing off each other well. Listening to them talk about writing and the publishing industry was extremely informative. It’s a tough business to get ahead in, and I wonder how it’s going to change with the growth of e-books and distribution networks like the one supporting Amazon’s [amazon_link id=”B0051QVESA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Kindle readers[/amazon_link]. Heather picke up one of Jaye’s books and I picked up [amazon_link id=”0345533623″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Tricked[/amazon_link], the fourth book in Kevin’s series. We got them all signed and even enjoyed some free drinks courtesy of the authors.