One really fun thing about this reading: two listeners and fans from my Podiobooks.com days (almost ten years back!!) showed up to hear the reading. Olive “Raindance” McGloin and Darrell Johnson hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada — And back! — and spent a lot of that time listening to podcasts/Podiobooks. In fact, they listened to all of my novels on synchronized iPods/iPhones! Awesome! I haven’t bumped into fans/listeners like these in a long time!
Now they’re spending a few months in the Berkshires and came out to see me read. It was awesome to meet them. You can read more about them here. Olive was the first woman to ever complete a consecutive hike of the Pacific Crest Trail BOTH WAYS! It’s a hike 5x longer than the one Cheryl Strayed completed in Wild. Just sayin.