TWISTED Book Tour!

Fire up the engines, honey, it’s time to take this book on the road!

In about a month, I am the very lucky author who gets to visit 20 cities in 12 days, and (fingers crossed, toes crossed, jumping up and down) meet hundreds and hundreds of you guys in the process.

I am not sure exactly how the cities were chosen, except that I do know that an effort was made to get me to a couple of places I had not visited before.

There are three kinds of events on this tour. Because I write for teenagers, my smart publishers went to a lot of trouble to get me in front of them. I will be visiting 7 high schools in the course of this visit. (It was supposed to be 8, but administrators at one school apparently got spooked because of the nature of my books.) These SCHOOL EVENTS are not open to the public. Sorry. I wish they were.

A STOCK SIGNING is kind of a drive-by signing. It is not a formal book signing, but booksellers don’t seem to mind if people show up. Generally, the author sprints from the car to the store, signs a lot of books, gets to hang out with the booksellers (who tend to be very interesting people), then sprints back to the car.

A PUBLIC EVENT, is, well, open to the public. That means you and everybody you know are invited to hang out. Bring the dog, too. I like dogs.

If you see a gap of a couple of hours between events, I am sad to report it does not mean I can get together with you for coffee. Every minute of this tour is spoken for between traveling, speaking, lunches and dinners with librarians and booksellers, and – occasionally – sleep.

Enough babbling, let’s get to it!

TWISTED TOUR, Mar. 20 – April 1, 2007

Tuesday, March 20 – fly half-way across the country. Try not to bore people sitting next to me with details of the new book. However, if stuck on tarmac for more than an hour, volunteer to hold plane spellbound by reading the first 15 chapters out loud.

Wednesday, March 21 – Arkansas & Mississippi

8am – SCHOOL EVENT – Blytheville, AK
Sponsored by: That Bookstore

11am – STOCK SIGNING: That Bookstore
316 W. Main
Blytheville, AR 72315
870-763-3333

7:00pm – PUBLIC EVENT!: Books-A-Million
135 Towne Square Boulevard
Southaven, MS 38671 (suburb of Memphis, TN)
662-536-1888

Thursday, March 22 – Mississippi

10:30 am – SCHOOL EVENT, kinda sorta
Young Authors Fair – Oxford Conference for the Book
Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts
100 University Ave.
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: 662-915-2787

Midday – super-special treat for me which I will be raving about endlessly, I swear. Man, oh, man. It is going to be faulking amazing. (Yes, that was a hint, duh.)

3:30 pm – PUBLIC EVENT: Square Books, Jr.
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
662-236-2207

Friday, March 23 – Florida

12:30 pm – SCHOOL EVENT – Miami, FL
Sponsored by: Barnes & Noble West Kendall
Kendall Village West
12405 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33186
305-598-7727

7:00 pm – AMAZING PUBLIC EVENT, including a Battle of the Bands as well as a booksigning! 20% of the money from my book sales that evening will be donated to The Children’s Home Society of Florida Please bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Society. If you do, you’ll get a raffle ticket. The store is going to raffle off some Miami Heat tickets, a gift certificate to American Apparel, and other stuff. (Isn’t this great?)

Where will this awesome thing happen?
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ph: 305-442-4408

Saturday, March 24 – Kentucky & Ohio

12:00pm PUBLIC EVENT: Blue Marble Bookstore
1356 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
859-781-0602

3:00pm PUBLIC EVENT: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-731-7770

5:30 pm STOCK SIGNING: Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore
3054 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45209
513-731-2665

Sunday, March 25 – Ohio

2:00 pm PUBLIC EVENT Books & Co.
The Greene Town Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, Ohio 45440
937-429-2169

6:00 pm PUBLIC EVENT: Signing at Upper Arlington High School (open to public)
(event location) 1650 Ridgeview Rd.
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

This will be sponsored by: Cover to Cover
3560 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214-4041
614-263-1624

Monday, March 26 – Michigan

12:00pm – SCHOOL EVENT – Lapeer, MI
Sponsored by: Halfway Down the Stairs
114 E. 4th St.
Rochester, MI 48307
248-652-6066

7:00pm – PUBLIC EVENT! Signing at Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
248-796-4240

Sponsored by: The Book Beat
26010 Greenfield
Oak Park, MI 48237
248-968-1190

Tuesday, March 27 – Michigan

3:30 pm – PUBLIC EVENT: Borders/Birmingham
34300 Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248.203.0005

7:00 pm – PUBLIC EVENT: Nicola’s Books
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-662-0600

Wednesday, March 28 – Illinois & Missouri

4:30pm PUBLIC EVENT: Piece of Mind Books
1530 Troy Rd.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-656-7277

7:00 pm PUBLIC EVENT: Signing at St. Louis Public Library – Buder Branch
4401 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
314-539-0380

Sponsored by: Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-367-6731

Thursday, March 29 – TEXAS!

10:30am – SCHOOL EVENT – Houston, TX

Sponsored by: Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079
281-497-8675

1:30pm – ANOTHER SCHOOL EVENT – Houston, TX

Sponsored by: Brazos Bookstore

4:00pm – PUBLIC EVENT: Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
713-523-0701

Friday, March 30 – Texas

2:00pm – SCHOOL EVENT – Austin, TX
Sponsored by: Book People

4pm STOCK SIGNING – Book People
603 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
512-472-5050

Saturday, March 31 – California

4:00 pm PUBLIC EVENT: Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park CA, 94025
650-324-4321

VERY STOKED ABOUT THIS ONE!
7:30 pm: PUBLIC EVENT: Books Inc. notyourmothers
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-776-1111

Sunday, April 1
Fly home.
Sleep on plane.
Drool all over self.
Sign cocktail napkins in a daze.
Sign walls of airplane bathroom in stupor. Sign face of appalled flight attendant.
Get arrested.
Sleep in squad car.
Read TWISTED out loud to cell mates.
Have husband bail me out.
Start writing new book.

Signings after the Official Tour

Saturday, April 28 – New York

6:00pm – River’s End Bookstore
19 W Bridge St
Oswego, NY 13126
315-342-0077

Friday, May 11 – Pennsylvania

6:00pm PUBLIC EVENT: The Moravian Book Shop
428 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-866-5481

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49 Replies to “TWISTED Book Tour!”

  1. YOU’RE COMING TO HOUSTON! HOORAY! I AM SO EXCITED! =D

    You’re also going to my old hometown (Bethlehem, PA). I pretty much grew up visitng the Moravian bookshop– it’s an adorable place. I’ll let my friends back home know about your event; I know a lot fo them would like to go.

    I’m just really happy that you’re coming to my (new) city…

  2. Hmmm…I may just need to take a break from school around the 28th of April and come home. 😉

    little quirk

  3. !!! I can go to the Ann Arbor signing! I’ll also see if people from my Teaching English class want to go. Maybe you’ll get a whole troupe of future English teachers at that one 🙂

  4. Aaaah! BookPeople! Stock event! But you said we can still show up? BookPeople is THE BEST BOOKSTORE EVER!! It is my absolute favorite bookstore. So so cool. Soooo…. we can still come? But if you’re, like, in the back signing stuff, how will we find you?

    I’d try sneaking into the high school, but now they have scary things like security guards and metal detectors, unlike back in my day (2001-2005, I know, I’m so old. :P).

  5. WhOOps!!!!! I have a good excuse I promise! Getting out to SF that evening might be hard. But I will TRY! I promise to make it to one of your events soonnnnnnn! Don’t hate me! 😉

  6. have a safe trip (and i can come to see you) 🙂

    hi. it was great to hear back from you too. i asked my mom about may 11th and she said yes, so it looks like i will be able to see you again! =) ♥

  7. So sad, but not trying not to be selfish

    No NYC, what a bummer. On the other hand, I spent the evening telling friends and relatives that you’ll be in Southfield (retired librarian Aunt), Birmingham (favorite sister in law) and Austin (former crush).

    As they say in the big City, Safe travels my friend.

  8. You know, I fly on airplanes all the time, and I’ve never been read to OR sat next to anybody cool. (Though my sister did once travel on Jimmy Carter’s lap. Less creepy than it sounds, ’cause she was five or so at the time.) No fair.

  9. Rochester, MI 48307

    Tease! Rochester, NY doesn’t suck the life out of… life… THAT badly, does it? And I can’t make it to the Oswego signing.
    Boooo.
    Someday, Writer Lady… someday.

  10. Oh, I meant to ask. Is it better to go to a public event or a stock signing if I want a quick pictue and a book signing? I seriously have everything planned out. What I will wear, and what I will wear. “Hello, I’m Jess. I comment often on your blog. You know ificouldonly. I’ve waited so long to meet you. Can I get a picture? Can you sign my book? Can I possibly have a lock of your hair?” I was kidding about the lock of hair. Kinda. Lol.

  11. I hope you come to NYC

    I hope more then anything you get a chance to come to NYC. I’ve always wanted to meet you ever since i read speak in freshmen year. I remember you came to Brooklyn to meet kids from my school but my para was sick so i couldn’t go and I’ve always regretted it. oh I hope you come you’ll always be my favorite author it would be a major dream come true to meet you though unfortunately thus far it has been an unattainable experience especially with my wheelchair it would be rather difficult for me to travel to the cities you’ve mentioned one of my greatest wishes is to meet you – Jessica

    1. Re: I hope you come to NYC

      I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering how things were going!

      There may be a chance for a NYC signing. Stay tuned.

      1. Re: I hope you come to NYC

        I’m so excited i’m now the editor of the lit section of the school paper I start work on the spring edition soon. I’m also starting to think about college which reminded me of catalyst and also reminded me to pick some safeties and I also thought of kate when my friend got early decision MIT

      2. Re: I hope you come to NYC

        I’m so excited I’m editor of the lit section of the school paper the original plan was to have a whole lit magazine but there weren’t enough students dedicated to the job. I’m also starting to think about college I’m trying to make my transcript into a masterpiece because I want to get into a good school which got me thinking of Kate I also thought of her when my friend got early decision from MIT

  12. I hope you come to NYC

    I hope more then anything you get a chance to come to NYC. I’ve always wanted to meet you ever since i read speak in freshmen year. I remember you came to Brooklyn to meet kids from my school but my para was sick so i couldn’t go and I’ve always regretted it. oh I hope you come you’ll always be my favorite author it would be a major dream come true to meet you though unfortunately thus far it has been an unattainable experience especially with my wheelchair it would be rather difficult for me to travel to the cities you’ve mentioned one of my greatest wishes is to meet you – Jessica

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