My signing at the Barnes and Noble at Tysons Corner Center turned out to be even more fun than I expected. That's because the writers signing alongside me turned out to be a pair of witty and charming young ladies.
When I arrived I realized that I had met T.J. Perkins at a previous book signing event. Actually, I recognized her impressive Kim and Kelly mystery series about a pair of African American schoolgirls who solve the crimes the grownups can't handle. I believe "The Secret in Phantom Forest" is the gateway book for the series, and if you have a 9 to 12-year-old in your house this is the perfect way to get them hooked on mysteries.
My other fellow author Saturday was T.K. Kenyon, whose first novel, "Rabid," is a tense medical thriller which one reviewer described as "Robin Cook meets The DaVinci Code." T.K. is a new voice to watch, and if you like you like to get your thrills in the Hot Zone, you need to pick up Rabid right away.