I recently enjoyed a fun visit from my friend (and fan of Eleven), Dylan Foyster.

Tom Rogers, author of Eleven, signs a book for his friend Dylan

Dylan was in town to see his grandparents, Joanne and Rusty Muir, but he managed to squeeze in a quick hello while he was here. He’d brought his copy of my book, so we had an impromptu Eleven book signing.

I managed to get Radar to leave him a paw-print, too.

Dylan’s a sixth-grader at West End Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee.

I last saw him about a year ago, when he was at least a foot shorter. We took a tour of DisneyToon Studios, where I was writing a Tinker Bell movie, Legend of the NeverBeast (coming out this December).

Dylan was understandably more interested in the artwork for Planes: Fire and Rescue, and my co-worker Art Hernandez even drew him a picture of Planes star Dusty Crophopper. (Sadly, Dylan had to settle for my chicken-scratch on this visit.)

Dylan, it was great to see you! Thanks for finding time to say hi while you were here.

Keep on reading, my friend.

(And while you’re at it, feel free to tell all your friends about Eleven!)