Back home after a week on the road. And what a great week it was! I spent two days on the beautiful campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. On over 26,000 lush green acres, Berry is a fascinating school where many students work on campus in roles that keep the campus going. There’s a dairy farm, and herds and herds of deer live on campus. The students are bright and curious, and I really enjoyed sharing conversation with them about the issues explored in Hijas Americanas. I spoke to a book club on Wednesday night. On Thursday, I headed to the University of Maryland in College Park for a workshop sponsored by the women of Lambda Theta Alpha. It was a great session– and they had fabulous questions (and I really loved UM)! On Saturday, I flew to Houston for the Latino Book and Family Festival for a reading and signing. I was able to hear Michelle Herrerra Mulligan read from her book, Juicy Mangos. She’s fiesty and smart and a fabulous writer. I also was able to actually meet some great women that I have known via phone calls or over e-mail which was such a delight. I am home-based this week but hit the road next week for Tennessee and New Jersey.