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.