LA Day 2 & strolling the streets of San Francisco

My morning Chinatown walk was great, thanks, and I got back in time to watch the end of the Syracuse/Arizona game. S.U. won and is in the Sweet Sixteen!

It’s tempting to post photo after photo of me standing in front of the groups I get to speak to this tour, but that would be dead boring for most of you, so I won’t.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic But I can’t resist this one.

Lisa Yee came to the Vroman’s event and sweettalked me into putting on this wig in honor of her new book, Absolutely Maybe. Do you think pink is my color? Lisa posted more pics on her blog, as well as a great shot of Neal Shusterman (who also came out, with Christine; thanks guys!). Neal looks good in pink, don’t you think?

On a more serious note, a woman at the Vroman’s event gave me a memorial ribbon that she had from a funeral earlier in the week; a funeral for a 42-year-old woman who died from complications of anorexia. It was a tear-filled moment for both of us.

Mrs. Nelson’s Bookshop was filled with librarians, teachers, and a couple of pre-published writers. I also got to meet the latest Mr. Freeman, from SPEAK; a local teacher who is organizing the west coast premier stageplay adaptation of the book, and who is playing Mr. Freeman in the play. I am hoping I can make time to meet up with the cast when I am back in LA at the end of April.

A couple of quick shots from my morning stroll.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic I paid homage to City Lights Bookstore (and picked up a volume of poetry by Nikki Giovanni.)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic I had an excellent croissant and cappuccino in North Beach.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic And best of all, I had Skype visits with my BH and the kids, and later with Queen Louise and her princes. Awesome start to the day!

3 PM Not Your Mother’s Book Club event hosted by Books Inc.
Bistro 9
1224 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
This is a ticketed event, ticket price includes book, gift bag, food & drinks. I’m not sure if there are still tickets available – contact Books Inc. Laurel Village or Books Inc. Burlingame
(415) 221-3666 or (650) 685-4911 for more info.

6:00 PM Kepler’s
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact: Lauren O’Niell
(650) 324-4321


Morning & afternoon – School visits coordinated by Rakestraw, 409 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526, Contact: Mike Barnard, Phone: 925-837-7337. We’re also supposed to have lunch with some area librarians – that will be fun!

7 PM Copperfields
140 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact: Patty Norman

Tuesday… Seattle!

5 Replies to “LA Day 2 & strolling the streets of San Francisco”

  1. Yes, pink is definitely your color (and Neal’s). :>)

    Sorry I couldn’t stay longer at Mrs. N’s. I had an extra copy of that ALA picture, so I thought you might like to have it.

    Your talk was great! Thanks for coming to SoCal.

  2. Reminder…

    Put multi colored wigs on list of “Must Pack for Book Tour”. Pink is “too girly” for you.. try green! 🙂 QL

  3. I think the pink looks best on Neal. And by the way, about Lisa Yee’s blog, what’s this about you being State Yo-Yo Champion and Lego Lady of the Year?

  4. Oh! City Lights bookstore! Is Lawrence Ferlinghetti still hanging around there? He is so awesome! He must be in his 80’s by now, but he is still awesome!

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