wasn't for the tour, I would have probably gone nuts with the anticipation
for this release. As it is, I think I went a little giddy. From East
to West Coast, I hit the tarmac on the twenty-first, but before that was a
local signing at Charlotte NC. Most of the photos are gone now, but
I left a few for the curious.
NC Park Road Books
were more than a few familiar faces in the crowd at Park Road Books,
which made it a fantastic beginning.
San Francisco, CA
Barnes and Nobel at Jack London
Three very enthusiastic readers came dressed for the
occasion, complete with Ts sporting Hollows phrases. Love, love,
San Diego, CA
And in San Diego, my favorite independent store is
Mysterious Galaxy. This was my third time back, and it was better
than ever. Vicki Pettersson, author of SCENT OF SHADOWS, was signing
with me. I had a great time!
Las Vegas, NV Clark
The library was fantastic. These people really know
what they're doing, so if you get a chance to go to an event here, do
so. Lots of fun! I left my camera behind, so thank you, Mr. K for sending
these to me!
Portland OR, Powell's
I was able to sign in the new Powell's this year, and wow,
are they set up nice for events! We had a bit of trouble with the
mike, (I think it was pixies) but once that was taken care of, it was easy
fun. This guy I'd talked to by email previous to meeting him.
Next year, he'll have a bike to show me. (grin)
Seattle, WA University
First things first. Duane and me. If you go back
to last year's tour, you'll get much the same picture, but this one, you
can really see my boots. (grin) I
had a chance to share some caffeine and a cookie with Mr. D (the
sf/fantasy guru at the store) before the signing. I hope we get the
chance to do it again.
Austin, TX The Book
I forgot my camera . . . again. But Ms. E sent me a
picture of me and her service animal, Destry. He was a sweet dog,
but I didn't think he really understood why he had to sit for a
picture. ;-) It was a very good signing, and they sold out
Minneapolis, MN Uncle Hugo's
I stopped in last year at Uncle Hugo's for a drive-by
signing, but this time, I got to sit down and meet some of Don's
patrons. Here are two that I'd been in contact with previous to the
Chicago, IL Borders and
Chicago was excellent, made especially eventful for about
three people I'd been waiting to meet. This is Ms. G, who missed me
last year at Portland but sent her niece instead. If you go to the
FOC tour pages, you'll see a picture of her niece holding a picture of Ms.
G. (grin) This was better.
Dayton, OH Books
Ahhhh, so close to Cincinnati. This
was my last stop, and the crowd there was super! Lots of questions,
and right in the middle of it, my writing buddy from Cincy walked in the
door and I lost my train of thought.
And this picture speaks for itself. Wow, I was tickled
three shades of leather at this reader's creativity and enthusiasm.
What I want to know was how she knew I collect rubber duckies, (which was
what was actually in the box.)
Rock Hill, SC The Book Rack
Costumed, end-of-tour decompression
winners of the costume contest were the demon court jester and two of
Jenks's kids. I had a fabulous time, and I want to thank everyone who came
out to help me put this tour to bed in a great way. Thank