Thanks to our local children's book store, Hicklebees, the boys and I got to meet writer/producer/director, Chris Columbus. He gave a great talk today. He shared a lot of behind the scenes of his movies and of writing the book with co-writer Ned Vizzini, House of Secrets. He wrote Gremlins and directed the movie. He directed Goonies, Mrs. Doubtfire, the first two Harry Potters, Home Alone, Night at the Museum, and Step Mom.