Thursday, May 4, 2006, after 32 days on the road, the traveling show of Jenny and Bob (romance novelist Jennifer Crusie and techno-thriller writer Bob Mayer) arrived at Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kansas, to a full house. Jenny and Bob have been on a nationwide tour promoting their first collaborative effort, DON’T LOOK DOWN (St. Martin’s hardcover, 4/06). By now, both of them were exhausted and anxious to return home for a respite. However, their bantering and interaction with the attendees at the booksigning kept everyone laughing. When the final question was a request for them to read from DON’T LOOK DOWN, they were shocked. In all their appearances, they said no one had asked them to read an excerpt. After much reluctance, especially on Bob’s part, Jenny selected a section and they shared the recitation. A fun booksigning followed with Bob applying the appropriate ending – an alligator stamp at the bottom of the signature page. In July 2007, the Jenny and Bob duo will have another collaboration released — AGNES AND THE HITMAN — who knows what will happen after that.
Reporters Tanzey Cutter and Suan Wilson