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Entries in Songs of Willow Frost (19)

Friday
May172013

Taking the plunge

There's nothing quite like cracking off the mental rust and having that first productive day of a new book. Granted, there are invariably a host of dead-ends, pitfalls, and blind curves ahead of me, but it feels good to insert the key into the ol' creative ignition, give it a turn and hear (with relief) a humming engine.

With WILLOW FROST waiting in the wings, I've jumped from research to actual writing on my currently untitled book #3. I can't say much at this point, just that it's another Seattle tale—I thought I'd do at least three before venturing elsewhere. This novel is set between 1909 and 1959. And it's another emotional roller coaster, a bit of a noble romantic tragedy if you will. Hopefully I'll find some moments of redemption.

In other news, foreign rights to SONGS OF WILLOW FROST have been sold in Italy, Norway, Germany, Brazil, France, Australia/New Zealand, and the UK (which will also release the book on September 10).

And I'll be at Book Expo America in NYC at the end of the month, along with 499 other authors on autograph row. But, if you're near the Big Apple and would like to get your hands on an Advance Reader's Copy of WILLOW, here's your chance.

Peace, everyone.

Monday
May132013

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.

5/28/2013

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

9:00 pm -11:00 pm

5/30/2013

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

7:30 am - 9:30 am

5/31/2013

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

10:00 pm
Signing
7/18-21/2013

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

Willow Frost Tour

TBD
TBD
9/10/2013

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

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/11/2013

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

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/12/2013

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

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/17/2013

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

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/18/2013

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

7:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/19/2013

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

6:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/24/2013

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

5:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
9/26/2013

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

5:00 pm Pre-Signing
6:00 pm Talk, Q&A
9/27-29/2013

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

TBD

9/30/2013

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

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
10/1/2013

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

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
10/2/2013

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

11:30 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
10/3/2013

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

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
10/10-12/2013

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

TBD
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
10/15/2013

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

TBD
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

10/17/2013

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

7:00 pm
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
10/21/2013

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

Noon-3:30 pm
Luncheon w/authors
10/27/2013

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

10/28/2013

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
11/25-27/2013

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

TBD

 

1/10-11/2014

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

TBD

 

1/17-19/2014

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

TBD

3/4-5/2014

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

7:30 pm, March 4
11:00 am, March 5
Monday
May062013

The not-so slow reveal

On the heels of the finalized cover for Songs of Willow Frost we now have (timpani roll) the full cover for the Advance Reader's Edition (ARE). What is an ARE? It's the early look at Willow, occasional typo and all, that goes out to librarians, booksellers, and lucky book clubbers—the patrons of the Panama Hotel, so to speak.

And as soon as I get my mitts on some I'll muster up some kind of contest to give them all away. Check back soon.

Thursday
May022013

I love that new cover smell

After three rounds of cover ideas the Design Fairy finally waved her magic wand and this appeared in my inbox, much to my delight. Is it September 10th yet?