Today I took myself on a date to a Jodi Picoult book signing sponsored by Anderson's Bookshops and North Central College. The book that Picoult is currently promoting, Between the Lines, is a lot different from her usual social issues-driven fare. She collaborated with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Samantha Van Leer, to write this book, which is a fairy-tale driven novel about what characters in books do in their spare time when no one is reading their story.
I'm not a diehard Jodi Picoult fan (of which she has many), but I do like to take her books on vacation or check them out from the library on occasion. I have a very, very removed personal connection to her, so I like to bring her name up in conversation so I can tell people about my friend's daughter's friend who met Jodi Picoult. Great conversation starter, right?
Now that I've met her in person, I can definitely say that Jodi Picoult is awesome. And Between the Lines is gorgeous! Can't wait to start reading.