My first reading of the season was at Bjorkdale Saskatchewan, about 2 1/2 hours drive north east of Saskatoon (where I live). It was worth the drive! I grew up in a village like Bjorkdale, so it felt like I was coming home. And the students laughed at the Monsterology bits that I read. People actually laughed! On top of it all I was treated to a wonderful home cooked meal and cake and whipped cream. Really, is there a better life than a writer's?