I will be at the beautiful Barnes & Noble in Peabody, Ma this Saturday from 1 till 3 p.m. I will probably have cookies — it has been rather a long week, so I make no guarantees. Slobbering beasts are not allowed, but there’s a chance other characters who pop up on my web site now and again may accompany me. There may or may not be red balloons. I don’t think they’ll let me bring a pony. There will definitely be books, though. Lots of them. If you get a chance, please stop by and say hello.