Super fun author night at UTA. Ray and I attended an event featuring Neil Patrick Harris. He was promoting his third book in a series. It's geared for middle school age, so there were lots of families in the audience. Half Price Books was the sponsor, and the PR person did a great job with the author interview.
This man is multi-talented and engaging. He was warm, funny, and spoke to the kids in the audience. He promoted reading, and encouraged kids to put yourself out there. Everyone is a misfit of some sort. You just have to plug along. He talked about growing up in New Mexico, being an actor. He did voices from Lemony Snicket (all of his roles on the Netflix series). He briefly discussed Broadway (Hedwig!), and Wait for it.....Barney on How I Met Your Mother. He's also a keen fan of magic, and he's a family man. He and his husband have twins.
All in all, it was a very fun, interesting hour, and I left even more impressed with Neil Patrick Harris.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.