So today is publication day for third and final Everything Goes book, called By Sea. I had a nice juicy blog post with lots of pictures and sketches lined up to post today but today is also the day that my trusty seven-year-old Mac decided to go belly up. Even worse, it happened on the second day of my book tour while preparing to give a presentation to 75 kids at the wonderful Washington DC book store Politics & Prose.
So I improvised, doing a bit of an analog song and dance, and am now posting this via my phone while on the way to Raleigh NC, trying to figure out what to do next. Going to the Raleigh Apple Store and getting a new laptop is a strong option.
In the meantime, today is publication day for Everything Goes By Sea and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Stay tuned and I’ll get that blog post up ASAP.
In about an hour or so I’ll be leaving for the Everything Goes By Sea book tour. I’m going to Washington DC, Alexandria VA, Raleigh NC, Chapel Hill NC, and Decatur GA, returning to Philadelphia next Saturday. I had a great time last year in Chicago IL and Oxford MS, and I suspect this time it’ll be just as interesting.
I noticed that I’m traveling via train, car, and airplane, so I suppose it’s sort of ironic that this is for By Sea. Of course, I lobbied for a cruise tour to Hawaii and the Caribbean, but I lost that fight.
Here’s the itinerary:
Monday Oct 21, Alexandria VA
4:00pm Hooray for Books.
1555 King Street, Alexandria
Tuesday Oct 22, Washington DC
10:00am Politics and Prose,
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC
3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh NC
Wednesday Oct 23, Raleigh NC
4:00pm Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh
Thursday Oct 24, Chapel Hill NC
10:30pm Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill NC
752 Martin Luther King Blvd
Friday Oct 25, Decatur GA
5:00pm Little Shop of Stories, Chapel Hill NC
133A East Court Square, Decatur GA
If you’re anywhere around these shops, please come by and say hello!
Publication day for Everything Goes by Sea is Tuesday Oct 22, so watch this space for more about that!
I’m humming the John Denver tune today, “I’m leaving on a jet plane… dum dee dah dah…”
At 4:30 today I depart Philadelphia to begin my six-days on the road (In the Air!) promoting Everything Goes. I’ll be going to Naperville and Winnetka IL, Oxford MS, Chapel Hill NC, and Arlington VA.
Before you get all excited and go camp out at your bookstore to wait, I should mention that only two of these stops, Oxford and Chapel Hill, are going to be public bookstore events. The others are school appearances and a booksellers conference. But here are the details of the two bookstore events.
On Friday, September 28, I’ll be at Square Books Jr. in Oxford, MS for a 4:00pm event. Square Books Jr. is at 111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, Mississippi 38655. I have a friend here in Philly that tells me that Oxford is a great little town and Square Books is a great shop, so I’m really looking forward to this.
On Saturday, September 29 I’ll be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC at 12:30pm. Flyleaf is at 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
(Historic Airport Rd), Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The other stops on the tour are going to be big school events hosted by Anderson’s Books in Naperville, The Bookstall in Winnetka, and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association conference in Arlington VA. I attended last year’s conference in Atlantic City and it was terrific, so I’m pleased that they asked me back this year.
Stay tuned for some missives from the environs.