Got to meet one of my heroes last night with @davidbellnovels  #iraglass #rymanauditorium

Got to meet one of my heroes last night with @davidbellnovels #iraglass #rymanauditorium

English majors writing poetry by request at the PCAL Fall Festival. #pcalfallfest

English majors writing poetry by request at the PCAL Fall Festival. #pcalfallfest

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We are visiting bookstores across the country right now, and this is a picture of one of our favorites… Books & Co. in Dayton… Good to know that there is still a need for a bookstore this big.

We are visiting bookstores across the country right now, and this is a picture of one of our favorites… Books & Co. in Dayton… Good to know that there is still a need for a bookstore this big.

A must-see: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
On our way to the Penguin party at Bouchercon. 

On our way to the Penguin party at Bouchercon. 

While Dave was at Bouchercon on Saturday, Molly set out on foot to see the city during the day. 

While Dave was at Bouchercon on Saturday, Molly set out on foot to see the city during the day. 

We had lunch the next afternoon with Dave’s editor at the highly recommended Lola, Michael Symon’s flagship’s restaurant in Cleveland. Though it came highly recommended, Lola was just okay, and the waiter was probably the surliest we’ve ever encountered. He was more than a little put-off when we asked him to repeat the specials and clear some dishes. Apparently, in Cleveland, waiters are too good to tell you what’s on the menu and carry dirty dishes. 

We had lunch the next afternoon with Dave’s editor at the highly recommended Lola, Michael Symon’s flagship’s restaurant in Cleveland. Though it came highly recommended, Lola was just okay, and the waiter was probably the surliest we’ve ever encountered. He was more than a little put-off when we asked him to repeat the specials and clear some dishes. Apparently, in Cleveland, waiters are too good to tell you what’s on the menu and carry dirty dishes. 

The walk back to the hotel was just as awe-inspiring.

The walk back to the hotel was just as awe-inspiring.

After dinner, we went to a private party for Mysterious Press at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Tower City Center, where we met Pulitzer-prize winner Robert Olen Butler and bestseller Michael Connelly. 

After dinner, we went to a private party for Mysterious Press at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Tower City Center, where we met Pulitzer-prize winner Robert Olen Butler and bestseller Michael Connelly. 

We ate dinner at Pura Vida, which was simply outstanding. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to. 

We ate dinner at Pura Vida, which was simply outstanding. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to.