Do not read any further if you don't want to be spoiled for a plot point from Skyscrapers of the Midwest (which is awesome and you can buy here - AdHouse has a preview available of it at that link, too - although, the site has no quotes from me about how awesome Skyscrapers is, so that's a drawback!), but do note that it is not a major plot point!
Okay, so at one point in the story (which is about a young boy growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s), the family cat is hit by a car. Later, the boy and his brother discover her kittens and try to save them - but they're all already dead!
Well, while we were at MOCCA, Mer asked Joshua if he could sketch her a live kitten in her copy, and he gamely complied...
Isn't that adorably awesome?
Thanks to Mer for giving me the book to scan!!