Day 2 – Oakland / Northern CA

Man, am I beat. Loooong day, Started at 5am in Seattle when I woke up because my ride was picking me up at 6. Then a plane ride (Alaska Air – very comfortable seats) to the Oakland/ San Francisco area. The Mt. St. Helen’s volcano woke up again today. I swear I had nothing to do with it.

First stop was Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa (named after the first female landowner in California, fact courtesy of librarian Sonja Bedford and Women’s history month). Wow. They were ready for me. So ready. They even had signs on the outside of their school building. That was a first.

The inside the auditorium shots didn’t turn out so good, but we took a couple during my book signing, which, yes, was held outside because the weather was so unbelievably gorgeous. Thank you to everyone who stood in line. Great school. Great students. Lots of fun! Thanks so much for being so sweet to me, MCHS. So here is what my world looked like today.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com The Line.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Nice sign.

Many thanks to Jonatha Foli of Copperfield’s and Richie Partington (hi Shari!) for making it feel like old home week.

Next came a 2 hour 15 minute drive (crawl) south of San Fran to Storyteller bookshop where I talked to a bunch of folks about books. The owner, Linda, kindly gave me a copy of Prom Night, which is a hysterical book.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com The Audience.

So it was after 9pm by the time I got back to my hotel room. Room service. I needed room service. I didn’t care what they brought me, as long as it wasn’t moving on the plate.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Dinner. sigh

Zzzzz.. oh, sorry. Just let me prop up my eyelids here.

Wednesday’s schedule:

10-12 Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
1:30-3:30 M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA
4:30-5pm stock signing, Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park

Should be a calmer day tomorrow. Zzzzzzzzzzz………………..

24 Replies to “Day 2 – Oakland / Northern CA”

  1. Hi!

    Hi! Love your live journal. I was over at Rakestraw Books in Danville today (my name is Wendy, If you remember me, it must be hard to remember individuals with so many people to see) I love Speak, and I can’t wait to read Catalyst!

    Thanks for visiting Danville!

    ~Wendy Gates

    P.S. You can visit my blog anytime at http://www.xanga.com/ShadowChild424

  2. Hi!

    Hi! Love your live journal. I was over at Rakestraw Books in Danville today (my name is Wendy, If you remember me, it must be hard to remember individuals with so many people to see) I love Speak, and I can’t wait to read Catalyst!

    Thanks for visiting Danville!

    ~Wendy Gates

    P.S. You can visit my blog anytime at http://www.xanga.com/ShadowChild424

  3. Hi!

    Hi! Love your live journal. I was over at Rakestraw Books in Danville today (my name is Wendy, If you remember me, it must be hard to remember individuals with so many people to see) I love Speak, and I can’t wait to read Catalyst!

    Thanks for visiting Danville!

    ~Wendy Gates

    P.S. You can visit my blog anytime at http://www.xanga.com/ShadowChild424

  4. From MCHS!

    Thank you so much for coming to our school! Everyone is still talking about how great you were. I can’t wait to read prom! ^_^
    -Meghan (MCHS student)

  5. From MCHS!

    Thank you so much for coming to our school! Everyone is still talking about how great you were. I can’t wait to read prom! ^_^
    -Meghan (MCHS student)

    1. Re: From MCHS!

      im a Montgomery High School student(also a friend of meghan’s) and im in the book club that was invited to see you. however, i was unable to attend but my great friends took my books and gave them to you to sign. i would just like to thank you so much for…i dont know… just everything. your books were really an insparation to me. and i as well can not wait to read Prom. i have been checking booksheves to see if you had written anything else for a very long time! thanks so much again!
      – Amelia (MHS student)

  6. From MCHS!

    Thank you so much for coming to our school! Everyone is still talking about how great you were. I can’t wait to read prom! ^_^
    -Meghan (MCHS student)

  7. Hi

    grrr….my comment is not showing so I will leave one again (if it shows up twice, sorry!)

    Hi! Love your live journal. I was over at Rakestraw Books in Danville today (my name’s Wendy, If you remember me, it must be hard to remember individuals with so many people to see) I love Speak, and I can’t wait to read Catalyst!

    Thanks for visiting Danville!

    ~Wendy Gates

    P.S. You can visit my blog anytime at http://www.xanga.com/ShadowChild424

  8. Hi

    grrr….my comment is not showing so I will leave one again (if it shows up twice, sorry!)

    Hi! Love your live journal. I was over at Rakestraw Books in Danville today (my name’s Wendy, If you remember me, it must be hard to remember individuals with so many people to see) I love Speak, and I can’t wait to read Catalyst!

    Thanks for visiting Danville!

    ~Wendy Gates

    P.S. You can visit my blog anytime at http://www.xanga.com/ShadowChild424

  9. Hi

    grrr….my comment is not showing so I will leave one again (if it shows up twice, sorry!)

    Hi! Love your live journal. I was over at Rakestraw Books in Danville today (my name’s Wendy, If you remember me, it must be hard to remember individuals with so many people to see) I love Speak, and I can’t wait to read Catalyst!

    Thanks for visiting Danville!

    ~Wendy Gates

    P.S. You can visit my blog anytime at http://www.xanga.com/ShadowChild424

  10. Hey

    Hey Laurie,
    I went to Rakestraw today with my school, (Athenian) and you were awesome! I have to say that you were a lot different than what I had expected… for the better of course! You made us all laugh and now I’m regretting misplacing that sheet to buy your book Prom… but I will most definitely buy it later! Thank you so much for coming out here, I was skeptical at the beginning, and I just thought that it would be a good excuse to miss social studies and math, but it turned out to be even more than that!!
    Thanks again,
    Brittany

  11. Hey

    Hey Laurie,
    I went to Rakestraw today with my school, (Athenian) and you were awesome! I have to say that you were a lot different than what I had expected… for the better of course! You made us all laugh and now I’m regretting misplacing that sheet to buy your book Prom… but I will most definitely buy it later! Thank you so much for coming out here, I was skeptical at the beginning, and I just thought that it would be a good excuse to miss social studies and math, but it turned out to be even more than that!!
    Thanks again,
    Brittany

  12. Hey

    Hey Laurie,
    I went to Rakestraw today with my school, (Athenian) and you were awesome! I have to say that you were a lot different than what I had expected… for the better of course! You made us all laugh and now I’m regretting misplacing that sheet to buy your book Prom… but I will most definitely buy it later! Thank you so much for coming out here, I was skeptical at the beginning, and I just thought that it would be a good excuse to miss social studies and math, but it turned out to be even more than that!!
    Thanks again,
    Brittany

  13. Re: From MCHS!

    im a Montgomery High School student(also a friend of meghan’s) and im in the book club that was invited to see you. however, i was unable to attend but my great friends took my books and gave them to you to sign. i would just like to thank you so much for…i dont know… just everything. your books were really an insparation to me. and i as well can not wait to read Prom. i have been checking booksheves to see if you had written anything else for a very long time! thanks so much again!
    – Amelia (MHS student)

  14. Re: From MCHS!

    im a Montgomery High School student(also a friend of meghan’s) and im in the book club that was invited to see you. however, i was unable to attend but my great friends took my books and gave them to you to sign. i would just like to thank you so much for…i dont know… just everything. your books were really an insparation to me. and i as well can not wait to read Prom. i have been checking booksheves to see if you had written anything else for a very long time! thanks so much again!
    – Amelia (MHS student)

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