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Entries in Book Tour (20)


On the road again

As I'm winding down the new book, I'm winding up a bit of book travel, including a panel on diversity at Emerald City Comic Con, the latest stage adaptation of HOTEL at the CATS theater in Nevada City (directed by Annie Lareau), and even a high school commencement speech

(God help us all).

See you soon!


Literary Lions Gala
Hyatt Regency
Bellvue, WA
Black Tie Optional

6:00 pm



Emerald City ComicCon
Washington Convention Ctr
Seattle, WA

10:30 am
Panel Disc.



Southern KY Book Fest
Knicely Conf. Center
Bowling Green, KY

10:00 am
Panel Disc.



Nevada Theatre
Nevada City, CA

7:00 pm
Stage Prod.



IHC Humanities Lecture
Turf Club
Twin Falls, ID

6:00 pm
Talk & Signing



Great Falls High
Great Falls, ID




Time for me to fly

I've been writing ALL SUMMER LONG. By that I mean, head-down, eyes-forward, fugue-state, little contact with the real world, living in my Batman pajamas and Mariners hoodie (yes, all writers are also part-time fashion criminals), in a common-law marriage with my laptop WRITING. And it's been wonderful.

I'm just shy of 80,000 words on the next novel. No title yet, which is driving me bonkers, but I'm sure it'll manifest and introduce itself to me soon.

But, I also have a smattering of book travel to Connecticut, Louisiana, Virginia, Chicago, Spokane, Seattle, and Billings. So, dusting off the suitcase, loading up on audio books, and bracing myself for a vigorous airport pat-down.

See you soon.



Suffield Academy
185 North Main St
Suffield, CT
(860) 386-4400

12:55 pm
Private Event



Caddo Parish High School
1601 Viking Drive
Shreveport, LA
(318) 221-2501

6:00 pm
Talk & Signing



Roanoke Valley Reads
Shaftman Performance Hall
Roanoke, VA

7:00 pm
Talk & Signing



Bernie's Book Bank
Book Lover's Lunch
Union League Club Chicago
(847) 780-7323

11:30 am
Talk & Signing



Bedtime Stories Spokane
Spokane Club
Spokane, WA
(206) 682-1770

6:00 pm
Talk & Signing



Lit Crawl
Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA

7:00 pm



High Plains Book Awards Gala
Yellowstone Art Musuem
Billings, MT

7:30 pm
Talk & Signing




Thank you Missouri! Next up: Kentucky

Thank you Kansas City & St. Charles!I had some company in the green roomWhen I was in Los Angeles there was an earthquake (actually two). When I was in St. Louis...there was a tornado. Is it me? If it is, I'm sorry Kentucky, perhaps you should start building an ark. A bomb shelter? A doom bunker in preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse?

I'm home for a few days before I turn around and head to Paducah for a college read. Then home again and a quick pivot to Seattle for World Book Night.

And in case you're wondering how many frequent flyer miles I have, it's more than 800,000. At this point I'm just going for a cool million, then I'll figure out what to do with them. Travel to the Kingdom of Tuvalu? Get a ride on the Space Shuttle? Donate them to charity?

Less travel. More writing. That's the plan for now. Oh, and a nap.


Thank you SoCal! Next up: Kansas City, St. Louis, and a my quest for BBQ

Wow. Had an amazing time in Southern California and not just because a blizzard hit as I was leaving Montana (okay, that was part of it). The crowds were lovely, the readers intrepid, and the libraries and bookstores outstanding as always. Thank you!

I even got a little extra press after I left, which is always nice. (Warning: selfie included)

Now I'm facing a quandary as I somehow got double booked and am holding two plane tickets: one for Montana, the other for Kansas City. I should go to Kansas, but home is calling. It's like my life has become one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books.

I guess I'll go to Kansas, as requested. Because BBQ!