Where’s Laurie? WINTERGIRLS book tour schedule

Nine days until WINTERGIRLS is released…

We have the final tour schedule: I start on the West Coast, head South and loop around up to North Carolina. I apologize to the Mid-west! I spent a lot of time there on the CHAINS tour and suspect that my publisher didn’t want me to revisit the area again so soon.

What you see below are only the public events. During the day, I’ll be visiting schools and signing stock at bookstores. A bunch of nice people have written to me asking if I have time for a cup of coffee or dinner or a walk. I feel like a jerk turning down these kind offers, but I don’t have a choice. Every day is jam-packed and I don’t have any extra time, sadly.

If you work for a bookstore in one of the regions that I’m visiting and want us to try and schedule a stock signing when I’m in your neck of the woods, please send an email to Allison DOT Verost AT us DOT penguingroup DOT com.

Get out your notebooks, open your planners, fire up your email and spread the news far and wide!


Friday, March 20, 2009
4:30PM Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Public Library (hosted by Children’s Book World)

7 PM Santa Monica, CA
Barnes & Noble, 3rd Street Promenade

Saturday, March 21, 2009
12 PM Pasadena, CA
Vroman’s Bookstore

4PM LaVerne, CA
Mrs. Nelson’s Book Shop

Sunday, March 22, 2009
3 PM San Francisco, CA
Books Inc. Not Your Mother’s Book Club Ticketed Event! You must purchase your ticket ahead of time for this one. All of the details about ticketing are here.

6 PM Menlo Park, CA
Kepler’s (scroll down the page for event details)

Monday, March 23, 2009
7 PM Petaluma, CA

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
6:30 PM Seattle, WA
Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch. Hosted by Secret Garden Bookshop

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
6 PM Tempe, AZ
Changing Hands Bookstore

Thursday, March 26, 2009
7 PM Salt Lake City, UT
The King’s English Bookshop

Friday, March 27, 2009
4:30 PM Houston, TX
Blue Willow Bookshop

Saturday, March 28, 2009
5 PM Austin, TX
SCBWI Members only event

7 PM Austin, TX
Book People

Sunday, March 29, 2009
3 PM Oxford, MS
Square Books

Monday, March 30, 2009
3:15 PM Brentwood, MO (outside St. Louis)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
During the day Kennesaw, GA
Kennesaw State Children’s Literature Conference

7 PM Decatur, GA (outside Atlanta)
Decatur Public Library hosted by Little Shop of Stories (scroll down for details)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
During the day Kennesaw, GA
Kennesaw State Children’s Literature Conference

6:15 PM Alpharetta, GA (outside Atlanta)
Barnes & Noble, Mansell Crossings

Thursday, April 2, 2009
6 PM Coral Gables, FL
Books & Books

Friday, April 3, 2009
7:30 PM Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books

And, several weeks later…

Sat & Sun, April 25 & 26, 2009
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Details to come.

Sunday May 3 – Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Minneapolis, MN
International Reading Association Conference. Details to come.

Friday, May 15, 2009
6 PM Oswego, NY
the river’s end bookstore (scroll down for details)

Don’t forget to enter the contest.

Nine days until WINTERGIRLS is released…

17 Replies to “Where’s Laurie? WINTERGIRLS book tour schedule”

  1. Gah, I was hoping I’d be able to make it to the Wintergirls appearance back home in Oswego, but I’m graduating from college on the 16th, so I’ll be stuck here.

    But good luck and have fun! I’m really looking forward to reading the book. =]

  2. Hey, you’re going to be just a couple hours away at Changing Hands!

    Not sure whether I’ll be able to make it up there that day, but I’ll post this to our informal local list and the Arizona SCBWI list both. πŸ™‚

  3. Holy cow, what a schedule. You must be much younger than I am. I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Good luck. I’m going to take a nap.

  4. hope the tour goes well! i was talking to my parents about your last tour date in oswego, NY and how much i want to go, but then i remembered that my sister is going to the prom on the same night. if anything changes though, i’ll let you know if i can make it. i’ll be thinking about you throughout the tour though and i can’t wait to read wintergirls!
    p.s. i went on a college visit today and i found the right school!

  5. Aww, authors never seem to make it down to Arkansas. =P They go to Texas and Missouri, sometimes even to Louisiana, but they always seem to skip over poor little Arkansas.

  6. I just might have screeched a little bit when I read that you’d be in Seattle on my birthday, and immediately hinted to dad how awesome it’d be to go down there that day. :]

  7. Awww, you should make a stop between Ca and Seattle, Wa at Powells City of Books in Portland. πŸ™ I have a PILE of students who read Speak in class last year, and who will be reading Twisted beginning in April that would like to talk to you. I’m definitely looking forward to reading Wintergirls, and have some kiddoes really looking forward to it as well.

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