Raleigh/Durham Day & CT schedule

So, here’s the thing – if you want to live in an area with great bookstores, move here. These were outstanding bookstores.

I could leave it at that, but I promised I’d post photos, so here goes.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com a small part of the group at Regulator Bookshop in Durham. Many thanks to the women of Durham Academy who turned up with teachers in tow, and the other teens who came even though they were on spring break. (We even had a teacher from Ohio who came on break!)

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh was packed!!

Image hosted by TinyPic.com One of my best buddies, Marnie, came out and brought me a corsage. *blush*

Image hosted by TinyPic.com In a humbling and somehow appropriate display, Quail Ridge hangs nicely framed photos of authors who have visited their store in the bathroom. The tiny (yet powerful) sales rep you see is Doni Kay, who made my day fly with great conversation.

I have to wake up in five hours. Ack. I have set three alarms, and my BH has promised a back-up wake-up call so I don’t have another Kalamistake.

This is where you can find me tomorrow.

5:30am in line at coffee shop in airport.

3-5pm Dandy Tales, 13 South Ave., New Canaan CT, 203-966-7713

7-9 pm Diane’s Books, 8A Grigg St., Greenwich, CT, 203-869-1515

On Thursday, I’ll be in Naperville, IL, and Notre Dame, IN.

60 Replies to “Raleigh/Durham Day & CT schedule”

  1. The bathroom in our bookstore is a lot scarier than that one. We hang stuff from dumps and displays all over the walls. Either way, I guess there’s a lot of eyes watching you! LOL

  2. The bathroom in our bookstore is a lot scarier than that one. We hang stuff from dumps and displays all over the walls. Either way, I guess there’s a lot of eyes watching you! LOL

  3. The bathroom in our bookstore is a lot scarier than that one. We hang stuff from dumps and displays all over the walls. Either way, I guess there’s a lot of eyes watching you! LOL

    1. She and Eric were both there – they look great. I forgot to ask her permission to post their photo on the LJ, that’s why you didn’t see them today.

  4. Hi Laurie!! I’m so excited I got to meet you. (I’m Naomi, the first one in line at the Regulator)

    I think that’s a funny picture of me. I’m in the corner and you can see half of my dad.

  5. Hi Laurie!! I’m so excited I got to meet you. (I’m Naomi, the first one in line at the Regulator)

    I think that’s a funny picture of me. I’m in the corner and you can see half of my dad.

    1. Hi Naomi! It was very nice of you to come out! Does your Dad write books, too? He seemed to be nodding a lot when I was talking about some of the writing stuff.

      1. My dad is a professor, so he has written a book or two and articles for some stuff, so I suspect he knows a lot about the writing process. But writing’s not a thing he does for a living or anything.

  6. Hi Laurie!! I’m so excited I got to meet you. (I’m Naomi, the first one in line at the Regulator)

    I think that’s a funny picture of me. I’m in the corner and you can see half of my dad.

  7. Hey there!!!

    HI! Found your livejournal through another great writer’s livejournal–Sarah Dessen. She told us that the two of you will be doing a reading in Austin in the near future. I think that’s great. You both inspire young adults and it doesn’t stop there..it goes farther than that. I think you are an awesome writer. I was exposed to you first through my Sophomore high school English class. My student teacher actually introduced your book SPEAK, which is amazing, to us and we read it in class. I really loved the voice of the story. It definately should be read by every YA and I highly recommend it to anyone who comes my way. Keep up the good work chick! YOU ROCK!

    P.S. Glad you found the Easter Egg! lol

    Billie Hoskins
    Hamilton, Ohio

  8. Hey there!!!

    HI! Found your livejournal through another great writer’s livejournal–Sarah Dessen. She told us that the two of you will be doing a reading in Austin in the near future. I think that’s great. You both inspire young adults and it doesn’t stop there..it goes farther than that. I think you are an awesome writer. I was exposed to you first through my Sophomore high school English class. My student teacher actually introduced your book SPEAK, which is amazing, to us and we read it in class. I really loved the voice of the story. It definately should be read by every YA and I highly recommend it to anyone who comes my way. Keep up the good work chick! YOU ROCK!

    P.S. Glad you found the Easter Egg! lol

    Billie Hoskins
    Hamilton, Ohio

  9. Hey there!!!

    HI! Found your livejournal through another great writer’s livejournal–Sarah Dessen. She told us that the two of you will be doing a reading in Austin in the near future. I think that’s great. You both inspire young adults and it doesn’t stop there..it goes farther than that. I think you are an awesome writer. I was exposed to you first through my Sophomore high school English class. My student teacher actually introduced your book SPEAK, which is amazing, to us and we read it in class. I really loved the voice of the story. It definately should be read by every YA and I highly recommend it to anyone who comes my way. Keep up the good work chick! YOU ROCK!

    P.S. Glad you found the Easter Egg! lol

    Billie Hoskins
    Hamilton, Ohio

  10. Oswego, NY

    Hi, I think your schedule said that you would be in Oswego, NY April 2nd (this Saturday) at 2pm, but seeing that you’re doing something Thursday in IL and IN.. and your schedule on the site has changed, so um I was just wondering if you know whether or not you will be there April 2nd or not? I just don’t want to go all the way there and have something changed, that’s all—I understand if you don’t know which day it would be- just if it will be that exact day or not. Sorry if I’ve confused you beyond belief! Thanks!!

    PS I finally got to read Prom (got it for my bday!!) and really enjoyed it. Your books really make me think!

    Carly

  11. Oswego, NY

    Hi, I think your schedule said that you would be in Oswego, NY April 2nd (this Saturday) at 2pm, but seeing that you’re doing something Thursday in IL and IN.. and your schedule on the site has changed, so um I was just wondering if you know whether or not you will be there April 2nd or not? I just don’t want to go all the way there and have something changed, that’s all—I understand if you don’t know which day it would be- just if it will be that exact day or not. Sorry if I’ve confused you beyond belief! Thanks!!

    PS I finally got to read Prom (got it for my bday!!) and really enjoyed it. Your books really make me think!

    Carly

    1. Re: Oswego, NY

      Theo has been playing with the graphics on the Schedule page and some of the info was lost.

      I will definately be there at River’s End in Oswego at 2pm on Saturday, April 2nd. I’m wearing a prom dress and Beloved Husband will be in a tux. Rumor has it that we’re arriving in a stretch limo. It would be so much fun if you could join us!!

  12. Oswego, NY

    Hi, I think your schedule said that you would be in Oswego, NY April 2nd (this Saturday) at 2pm, but seeing that you’re doing something Thursday in IL and IN.. and your schedule on the site has changed, so um I was just wondering if you know whether or not you will be there April 2nd or not? I just don’t want to go all the way there and have something changed, that’s all—I understand if you don’t know which day it would be- just if it will be that exact day or not. Sorry if I’ve confused you beyond belief! Thanks!!

    PS I finally got to read Prom (got it for my bday!!) and really enjoyed it. Your books really make me think!

    Carly

  13. She and Eric were both there – they look great. I forgot to ask her permission to post their photo on the LJ, that’s why you didn’t see them today.

  14. She and Eric were both there – they look great. I forgot to ask her permission to post their photo on the LJ, that’s why you didn’t see them today.

  15. Hi Naomi! It was very nice of you to come out! Does your Dad write books, too? He seemed to be nodding a lot when I was talking about some of the writing stuff.

  16. Hi Naomi! It was very nice of you to come out! Does your Dad write books, too? He seemed to be nodding a lot when I was talking about some of the writing stuff.

  17. Re: Oswego, NY

    Theo has been playing with the graphics on the Schedule page and some of the info was lost.

    I will definately be there at River’s End in Oswego at 2pm on Saturday, April 2nd. I’m wearing a prom dress and Beloved Husband will be in a tux. Rumor has it that we’re arriving in a stretch limo. It would be so much fun if you could join us!!

  18. Re: Oswego, NY

    Theo has been playing with the graphics on the Schedule page and some of the info was lost.

    I will definately be there at River’s End in Oswego at 2pm on Saturday, April 2nd. I’m wearing a prom dress and Beloved Husband will be in a tux. Rumor has it that we’re arriving in a stretch limo. It would be so much fun if you could join us!!

  19. Hello! While looking you up on Google, I stumbled upon your journal. ;p

    I have to say that you’re a fantastic author. I just finished reading Speak yesterday, and am reading {Catalyst at the moment. Thanks for providing me with entertainment via books during Spring Break 🙂

  20. Hello! While looking you up on Google, I stumbled upon your journal. ;p

    I have to say that you’re a fantastic author. I just finished reading Speak yesterday, and am reading {Catalyst at the moment. Thanks for providing me with entertainment via books during Spring Break 🙂

  21. Hello! While looking you up on Google, I stumbled upon your journal. ;p

    I have to say that you’re a fantastic author. I just finished reading Speak yesterday, and am reading {Catalyst at the moment. Thanks for providing me with entertainment via books during Spring Break 🙂

  22. just wanted to leave a note to say that I finsihed PROM today! LOVED it.. Speak is by far my favorite still though cause it really is MY story.. I met you in Raleigh at quail ridge.. got the book then too.. and i read it before my english teacher mother!! (I enjoy all the fun you poke at english teachers and she does too)
    ~Liz~

  23. just wanted to leave a note to say that I finsihed PROM today! LOVED it.. Speak is by far my favorite still though cause it really is MY story.. I met you in Raleigh at quail ridge.. got the book then too.. and i read it before my english teacher mother!! (I enjoy all the fun you poke at english teachers and she does too)
    ~Liz~

  24. just wanted to leave a note to say that I finsihed PROM today! LOVED it.. Speak is by far my favorite still though cause it really is MY story.. I met you in Raleigh at quail ridge.. got the book then too.. and i read it before my english teacher mother!! (I enjoy all the fun you poke at english teachers and she does too)
    ~Liz~

  25. My dad is a professor, so he has written a book or two and articles for some stuff, so I suspect he knows a lot about the writing process. But writing’s not a thing he does for a living or anything.

  26. My dad is a professor, so he has written a book or two and articles for some stuff, so I suspect he knows a lot about the writing process. But writing’s not a thing he does for a living or anything.

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