In a hurried early morning phone call to the Forest, Laurie asked that I fill you in on her activities since she last posted.
Laurie is so grateful to everyone who has come out to see her at her many events; those that walked a block and those that drove for hours, doesn’t matter, she thanks you. She has met many new people, has reconnected with friends and fans alike, and has been ushered around this country by some amazing people. (Keep reading to see highlights!) Here are the public events where you can find Laurie next:
Friday, November 5 – Houston, Texas 4:30PM CST Blue Willow Bookshop “Meet and Tweet” Don’t worry if you don’t tweet, you can still meet!
Monday, November 8 – Seattle, Washington 6:30PM-8:00PM PST Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch
Tuesday, November 9 – Portland, Oregon 7PM PST Powell’s Bookshop at Cedar Hills Crossing
Side Note: While in Portland, Laurie will get to meet the really cool kid who made the CHAINS video. Yes, check it out! Isaac ROCKS!!! (Disclaimer: not my fault if you can’t get the words out of your head after watching this video.) 🙂
Wednesday, November 10 – Menlo Park, California 7PM PST Kepler’s Books
Thursday, November 11 – Travel Day
Friday, November 12 – School visits only
Monday, November 15 – Chicago, Illinois 7PM CST Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST HALF OF THE FORGE BOOK TOUR
Laurie would share really cool photos that she took while at events, which I am sure she will when she can, but I thought I would share some links to two fabulous blogs. The first link is to the superbly detailed post by Elizabeth Bluemle in her blog, ShelfTalker, on PublishersWeekly.com about Laurie’s visit to Vermont where she visited the Flying Pig Bookstore and local schools. Ms. Bluemle’s description of the day makes me wish I had been there. Were you?
And then there is this recent post from Jamie, over at the Perpetual Page Turner blog. Jamie drove an hour with her trusty GPS to see Laurie at Children’s Book World in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Must take a look – short video of Laurie after she lost her mind, something about an android?
Okay, how does Laurie do this? I have been working on this for most of the morning and a part of the afternoon. This, my friends, is why I let her be the author.