Monday, December 27, 2010

TRD Tour Info

Book tour is fast approaching. I used to report my little book tour misadventures to my editor and publicist but I think I’ll keep any of those to myself this time. After all, they worry. Or maybe I’ll get lucky and won’t have any to keep anything to myself. It would help, I suppose, if I didn’t get lost jogging and have to climb fences. That way I wouldn’t become like Marissa atop chain-link with underwear flapping around like a flag of surrender. Marissa, at least, knew where she was. Give me the back of the dilapidated Heavenly Hotel over where I wound up any day. So yeah. I can work on controlling fence-climbing urges, but the weather? Not much I can do about that. Chicago in January is not somewhere I’m looking forward to being. There’s really no room for snow boots in carry-on luggage, so maybe I’ll just wear them and hope to not get stuck in Phoenix again. Who’s that crazy girl with a snow jacket and snow boots? It’s like, seventy-five degrees out. That would be the famous author on book tour. She’ll be stuck on a fence before nightfall. Anyway, I received an early copy of The Running Dream a few days ago. It really is a beautiful book. The design team did such a nice job on it. I feel so lucky! And after all this time it’s finally really a book. Happy sigh. Double-anyway, here’s the basic schedule of public appearances (Appearances—I love that word. It’s like poof you appear. No flight delays or fences involved.) The schedule is packed with other events (school visits, mostly) but these are the ones open to the public, starting on the official publication date: Tuesday 1/11: Atlanta--Little Shop of Stories, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 1/12 Atlanta--Borders, Marietta 7 p.m. Thursday 1/13 Chicago--B&N Skokie at 7:30 p.m. Friday 1/14 Chicago--Anderson’s Bookshop 7 p.m. Saturday 1/15 St. Louis--St. Louis Library, 2 p.m. Sunday 1/16 St. Louis--St. Charles County Library @ 1:30 p.m. Monday 1/17 St. Louis -- Borders, Brentwood 7 p.m. (Tuesday 1/18—school visit and travel) Wednesday 1/19—Seattle--Third Place Books, 7 p.m. (Thursday 1/20—Seattle—no public—only school visits) Friday 1/21—San Jose--Hicklebee’s, 7 p.m. Saturday 1/22—San Francisco--Rakestraw Books, 11:00 a.m. Keep in mind that the city listed represents the vicinity, not necessarily the actual city the bookstore is located. I hope some of these places are near you because what makes book tour worthwhile is meeting the people who love your work…and if you check out this blog, I know you do! Hoping to see you on tour (with no Flag of Surrender showing), Wendelin

8 comments:

Eleanor said...

I wish you were coming to my town! To bad I won't be able to get someone to drive me four hours both way to see you in San Francisco, or three hours each way to see you in San Jose.... I can't wait to read The Running Dream!

Stefunny said...

HUGH! I'm visiting my parents who live in one of the cities on your list, but I fly back to my collegehome two days before you come. AAH! Quite frustrating really.

katarinandersson said...

Because of the fact that I live in Sweden I can't really say that any town in America is in the vicinity, but that's life. Your SK books rock and it's lots of fun to read your blog too. Have a nice book tour!

bookworm said...

seriously? florida isn't on there, and it's pretty populated!!! i want to meet youuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

Pooja Dimba said...

Are you giving autographs? Lol

Rose said...

:P i wouldn't be able to make it to any ot them! i have wanted to meet you since i started reading sammy keyes. your my FAVE writer!

marilyn said...

Hope you come to my school. I am a huge fan1 I have been trying to read you newest book, but I can't find it. Any chance you will come to Lincoln Elementary in Hyrum, Utah? Can you please send a message to my email? marilyncordova14@yahoo.com. Love your books!

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

Eleanor, are you in SLO? I know one of my readers is and I thought it might be you. Anyway, signing there at B&N tomorrow (2/19) 2-3