San Fran Day 1

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Apparently, Tony Bennett left his heart in a park three blocks from my hotel. It is doing well.

Thanks to the driving skills of my author nanny, Alex, we were able to squeeze in three stock signings before my events yesterday.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The Not Your Mother’s Book Club event was held in a candle-lit room underneath a bistro in Haight Ashbury. More than 50 teen readers and adults packed in and enjoyed yummy noshes and lots of conversation. Many, many thanks to bookseller extraordinaire Jen for a perfectly planned, stupendous event!!

Some people actually went from my NYMBC event to my event at Kepler’s (looking at you, Heidi!)! In addition, my friend Debbi Michiko Florence turned up (with her husband Bob, a fellow alum of Onondaga Community College) and friends from San Jose State U. Thanks to everyone for coming out on a beautiful Sunday.

Only one radio interview this morning, then I’ll check out of the hotel and head for my school events. BTW, I thought I heard on the news that the women’s team from Tennessee is already out of the tournament. Is this true? What happened?

Also, if you’re not following me on Twitter, you should because I am posting more photos on the Twitter feed than here… it’s a logistics thing.

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


Morning and afternoon – school events hosted by Third Place Books and Secret Garden.

6:30 PM – 8 PM Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch hosted by Secret Garden
5614 22nd Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Ellen FitzGerald, Librarian
Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg & Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room


11 Replies to “San Fran Day 1”

  1. Sadly, it’s true. This Lady Vol team struggled all year, and Ball State brought their game. It wasn’t close. Pat will have then back next year, though.

  2. *waves*

    It was so great seeing you Speak not once, but twice! Lucky me! WINTERGIRLS sounds as stunning as its cover looks. I can’t wait to read it.

    I’m going to post the pics later on today after I get some peach/oatmeal/banana baby food into Little Miss. Will leave you link. Thanks again, visit again soon, and safe travels!

  3. I have a quick question about Wintergirls

    Hi. Um who is the girl on the cover of your book, like, whats her name and how come I can’t find this book at any libraries. Has it not come out yet?

  4. Aww, Rakestraw! I could walk there from my parents house! I’d totally be there if I wasn’t in Nashville on work right now. lol. Minor issues.

    Hope the tour continues to go well!

  5. Thank you so much for coming to San Francisco.

    I loved how you pinpointed the themes of your YA books that bad things happen and to a certain extent a person chooses how to react to those bad things. You said it better than I just did, but I thought it was such a true summary of not just your YA books, but in good YA books overall.

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