Signed books at seven Boston-area stores today, then presented at Gibson’s just over the New Hampshire line. I like seeing stacks of The Orphanmaster at the front of the store! And some stores had smaller stacks of Love, Fiercely, which I was also glad of. Someone asked a question after my slide show, not the first time: when does the research stop and the writing begin? The answer, for me, is that all those details and facts are so important in conveying the texture of place and time that I could never stop researching and begin writing. The two will always go hand in hand.