Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Come and See Me Sometime

Have you ever been at a bookstore when, coincidentally, there's also a writer there promoting his book? And he's standing in front of a table and there are a few (empty) chairs set up but everyone's going about their business, shopping for all the books that aren't his?

And your heart breaks into a gazillion pieces for him, but on the other hand, you have the child with you who's starting to get cranky because you neglected to feed him before you left the house? And you're supposed to get groceries after this jaunt to the bookstore? And, worst of all, you're just not interested in what the guy's book is about? And you flash a sympathetic smile but quickly look away? And, for the rest of the day, you wince when you picture him bravely standing there?

Me, too. Don't let me be that guy, okay?

The tour schedule is up! And to sweeten the pot, at a few places, I'm reading along with some incredible writers: Brett Paesel in Los Angeles! Theo Pauline Nestor in Seattle! Jennifer Mattern and Catherine Newman in the Berkshires! All four of these women made me giddy with their writing, and I don't say that lightly.

In other news, the pre-ordering page is now in full working order, if you're so inclined.


Heather Annastasia said...

Oh, I wish you were coming to San Diego!

I am more than willing to make the trip to Pasadena, but I can't promise anything becuase I think my brother is graduating June 2nd, and the little booger is graduating in Ohio.

Good luck, though. I'm sure you'll do great.

BarbaraCA said...

I am coming to see you with some friends in San Francisco! We will sit in the middle and laugh heartily at the right places when you read and then buy books from you. It will ROCK.

Lauren said...

Yep, we'll be seeing you in Springfield, PA with a group of Mothers & More members!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to see you ladies in person!