As it turns out, in addition to Chewie, one of the boys in white was able to attend my book launch event. Here he is with my book:
A Vietnam veteran and his wife spotted the Stormtrooper’s glossy white personage, not to mention the seven-foot-tall fuzzball in his custody, while driving by the coffee house and rushed in for some photos. I overheard our disconcertingly friendly Stormtrooper (in appropriate comlink voice effects that make him sound EXACTLY like the troopers in the movies) say, “Thank you for your service” to the veteran. And this big, gray-haired veteran with a smile from ear-to-ear replied, “And thank you for your service. You’ve made my day!”
Teared me up! So I’m posting this to say Happy Memorial Day to everyone, but most especially to ALL of our veterans, and may the Force be with you…always.
NOTE: There are many more fun photos of the event, including plenty of Chewie and yours truly. I will post them all over – here, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, etc – very soon. However, we’re going to take a day to unplug and go hiking. Have a safe, fun and refreshing weekend!