If all goes well, I head to Minnesota in a few hours. I promise lots of pictures and tour details for the next month.
Before we get to the schedule, I’d like to puff out my chest and proudly point out that my daughter Bookavore (aka Stephanie) has some great quotes about economic sustainability and getting folks to shop locally.
And…. Brilliance Audio just released a wonderful audio version of CHAINS!! The reader, Madisun Leigh, does a wonderful job – so wonderful that I was in tears by the end of the first chapter. I can’t wait until I have time to listen to the whole thing!
And… not only did I buy The Dress for the fancy-pants National Book Award gala, but I took it to Mary Jean’s Alterations in Oswego and it will be ready when I get off the plane in a few weeks. BH ordered his tux there, too.
And… my absentee ballot arrived on time and I voted!!!!
And….. the book tour appearances below are my public gigs. On most days, I’ll be visiting schools during the day and then doing an evening appearance at most stores. I am really sorry I won’t be headed to the West Coast on this tour, but you can’t have everything, and my cup is totally overflowing right now, so I’m not going to make a fuss. (FYI – I’ll be going back out on tour in March. Keep your fingers crossed.)
Tues, October 21 at 7:00 pm : Barnes & Noble, Roseville, MN 651-639-9256
Wed., October 22 at 6:00 pm: Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN 612-920-5005
Thursday, October 23 (AKA MY BIRTHDAY) at 5:00 pm: Bookies, Denver, CO 303-759-1117
Friday, October 24 at 7:00 pm: Tattered Cover, Denver, East Colfax store 303-436-9219
Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 pm: The Bookstall of Chestnut Court, Winnetka 847-446-0882
Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 pm: Center for Teaching through Children’s Books, National-Louis University, Skokie. This is at 5202 Old Orchard Road – 3rd Floor Public Forum Room. Sorry, I don’t have a contact phone number, but I do know that lots of teachers and grad students are expected to attend. At least, I hope they do.
Monday, October 27: Barnes & Noble, Skokie (no public event, but will have signed books available) 847-676-2230
Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm: Omaha Public Library, An all-city event in Centennial Hall at the Alumni House on the UNO Campus, 6705 Dodge St. 402-444-4800
BACK TO CHICAGO area
Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm: Anderson’s, Naperville 630-355-2665
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm: Harry Schwartz Bookshop (Mequon store) 262-241-6220
Saturday, November 1: several appearances during the day: Delaware Book Festival
Monday, November 3: The Children’s Bookstore (no public event, but will have signed books available)
WASHINGTON, DC area
Monday, November 3 at 7:00 pm: Barnes & Noble, McLean, VA 703-506-2937
Tuesday, November 4: Politics & Prose, Wash. DC (drop-in booksigning at 12:30) 202-364-1919
Wednesday, November 5: BookEnds, Ridgewood (no public event, but will have signed books available) 201-445-0726
Thursday, November 6 at 6:45 pm: Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook, NY 845-677-5857
Friday, November 7: Odyssey Bookstore, South Hadley, MA (no public event, but will have signed books available) 413-534-7307
Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm: Little Shop of Stories, Decatur 404-373-6300
Tuesday, November 11: The Reading Tree, Alpharetta (no public event, but will have signed books available) 770-740-7171
Wednesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 13: Miami Book Fair (school events only)
Friday, November 14 at 4:30 pm: Octavia Books 504-899-7323
Saturday, November 14 — Special school event only, sponsored by Octavia Books
Tuesday, November 18, 7pm – All twenty of this year’s National Book Award Finalists will read from their books at New York City’ s New School
Wednesday, November 19, National Book Foundation Awards Dinner and Ceremony
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 pm: The River’s End Bookstore, Oswego 315-342-0077 (followed by a fundraising dinner for the Oswego Public Library!)
Saturday, December 6 at 6pm: Moravian Bookshop, Bethlehem, PA 610-866-5481
And now I should probably try to sleep.