You might have thought Kate Cooks the Books was just a clever algorithm and a Heidi Klum-replica robot created by a team of MIT students and run out of an off-shore media lab in the Caspian Sea.  Or maybe you thought that behind all of the cooking, blogging, photography and rapier wit was a highly-trained beagle being developed by Microsoft for purposes best left unexamined. 

No, I’m an actual person.  And I’d love to meet you so think about coming to see me at one of my upcoming free (and remember: you get what you pay for) public appearances:

Saturday, October 1, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(If you come to this one there just might, might, be home-made treats waiting for you.)

Saturday, October 15, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Fremont Public Library
1170 North Midlothian
Mundelein, IL 60060
(This one will feature book give-aways courtesy of the Lake Forest Book Store)