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The view from here

The countdown begins. It's officially T-35 days until Songs of Willow You Know What arrives in stores. I'm busy researching (new book), editing (short story), running (eight miles!), and going AFK once in a while (AFK means: Away From Keyboard) in anticipation of my upcoming book travels which will be a whirlwind of airports, rental cars, hotels, bookstores, libraries, and the occasional concert hall.

In related news, Willow was chosen as an Indie Next List pick for September, and was also highlighted in August's newsletter which went out to twenty million readers. No going back now.

Between edits I managed to get out and climb Mt. Henkel, which was akin to climbing the stairs of three-and-a-half Empire State Buildings. Misery loves company, so bring a friend.


Release the Kracken!

Happy day! General admission tickets are now on sale for the WILLOW FROST kick-off event at Town Hall Seattle. Tickets are a whopping five bucks—a tuppence less than the average Seattlite spends on a sugar-free, grande soy latte. Plus, if you’re one of those socially awkward people who goes to the movie theater with a friend and then insists on a buffer seat between you, you can buy three seats for fifteen dollars and have no one invading your hyper-caffeinated space.

The original idea was to hold the event at The Moore Theatre (which appears in the book), but tickets would have been about $40, which would have included a hardback of Songs of Willow Frost. While it would have been tremendously cool to appear on the same stage once trod upon by the likes of Pearl Jam, my life insurance policy doesn't cover stage diving from the lighting rig, so it was a no-go.

In other news, Washington D.C. was a balmy 110°, which begs the questions, "Just how freaking hot does it have to be for our legislators to acknowledge that the Earth is getting hotter?" Maybe that'll come up at the next OCA convention. It was a social-awareness-enlarging experience to be among so many activists. Some were even so fervent that they were escorted from the premises. (Shout out to you, Juliet).

With fellow authors, Deanna Fei and Keith Chow, and our amazing host, Stan Lou.


There are easier ways to get tickets to the Willow Frost kick-off event

Tickets are oh-fish-ully on-sale for the launch event at Town Hall Seattle. The members-only sale begins today with general admission beginning next week. (Members get seats closest to the mosh pit, smoke machine, get sprayed with pieces of sledge-hammered watermelon—the usual).

The kindly folks at Third Place Books will be selling books on-site. Suddenly I feel the need to sell tour t-shirts. You can never have too many black t-shirts, right?


Sleeping in an airport near you

Here's an update on the ol' travel schedule, including the September launch of Songs of Willow Frost and subsequent tour hither and thither.

I'll be adding a few more stops as soon as those plans are finalized (here's looking at you Great Falls, Ann Arbor).

On a related note, does anyone know how many frequent flyer miles are needed for a ride on the Space Shuttle. I must be getting close.


ABA Bookseller Cocktail Party
Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
New York, NY

9:00 pm -11:00 pm


Library Journal Breakfast
Random House, Louis L’Amour Room
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

7:30 am - 9:30 am


Book Expo America
The Javits Center @ the RH booth (#2739)
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 1000

10:00 pm

OCA Convention
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Willow Frost Tour


Town Hall - BOOK LAUNCH!
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 366-3316

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 838-0206

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-1965

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-0347

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Author's Live
Highland Park United Methodist Church
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

6:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Barnes & Noble
1601 Market Pl Dr
Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 452-3299

5:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Sacramento Bee Book Club
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

5:00 pm Pre-Signing
6:00 pm Talk, Q&A

307 E. Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-118



National Writers Series
City Opera House
106 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Anderson's Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Lake Forest Bookstore
Lovell’s of Lake Forest
915 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL

11:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Mager's & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-4611

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Montana Festival of the Book
Missoula, MT
(917) 414-1578

Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Copperfield's Books
775 Village Ct
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 578-8938

Talk, Q&A, and Signing


Powell's City of Books
1005 West Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-4651

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Metro Detroit Book & Author Society
Burton Manor 27777 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
(586) 775-3533

Noon-3:30 pm
Luncheon w/authors

Book Lover's Luncheon
Greenacres Ctry Club 2170 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
(609) 896-0259

12:00-3:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing


A Conversation From Main Street
Landmark on Main, Jeanne Rimsky Theater
232 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

Milano Book Fair
Parco Esposizione Novegro
20090 Segrate Milano
Italy 02 7020 0505




Provo Library Family Litereary Symposium
550 North University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 852-6650




Pulpwood Queens
Annual Girlfriends Weekend
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-7520



Western Kentucky Reads
Western Kentucky Community College
Paducah, KY
(270) 534-3213

7:30 pm, March 4
11:00 am, March 5