I was thrilled to get the opportunity to go to the Public Library Association in Philadelphia and announced everywhere that I would be autographing and on a panel. I got my hair cut. I got a manicure. I was excessively groomed!
An hour after I closed my suitcase, I got a text from Alaska Air — they had cancelled my flight the next day. Mother Nature had chosen to drop huge amounts of snow on Philadelphia and I wasn’t going anywhere. I was and am devastated. I had something to say to the librarians and everyone connected to the libraries, so I sat down with my great hair and nails and made a video to talk a little about my early life in reading, how librarians are a part of my 94 year old father-in-law’s life, and to thank librarians everywhere.
I hope if you agree that our libraries are a national treasure that you’ll share this video with your friends and take the time to thank your local librarians for their part in sharing stories, literacy and community services.
DEAD GIRL RUNNING Starred Review from Booklist: “From the unforgettable heroine with a past to the incisively etched cast of secondary characters to the brilliantly imaginative plot, Dodd is at her most wildly entertaining, wickedly witty best.”