The September book tour for The Gutenberg Rubric is finally shaping up pretty well for the first half, but I’m having some trouble filling the second half of the trip with bookstore or house-party or book club stops. Please take a look at the map below (click on it for an enlarged view) and see if you are near my route or one of my estimated stops. If you’d like to host an author signing party in your home or a local coffee shop and can get 20 people to come, I’ll probably make a stop for you unless its already booked. I can’t guarantee an evening stop, depending on where it is on the route.
Here is the tour schedule as it currently stands:
Sept 1-4: Drive Seattle to Minneapolis. Could stop in Missoula, Billings, Forsyth, Jamestown, Fargo.
Sept 5: 7:00 p.m. Reading at Becketwood Cooperative Home. Could do a noon or afternoon meet-up, but it is Labor Day.
Sept 6: 7:30 p.m. Reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Calhoun Square, Minneapolis. Could do a breakfast, noon, or afternoon meet-up. I will be leaving town as soon as this event is over to get part way across Wisconsin by midnight.
Sept 7: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Reading at City Center News & Books in Plymouth, IN.
Sept 7: 7:00-10:00 p.m. Meet & Greet with local friends and classmates at The Brass Rail in Plymouth
Sept 8: 3:00 p.m. Student/author discussion on the writing life and publishing at UIndy, hosted by Prof Kevin McKelvey. Rm 013 in Schwitzer Student Center. Book sales and signing hosted by Lesley Noriega, UIndy Bookstore Manager..
Sept 8: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Reading and signing at Bookmamas in Irvington (Indianapolis) IN.
Sept 9: Travel to sister’s house in Columbus OH. Could do an evening event on this Friday.
Sept 10: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Reading and signing at The Book Suite in Columbus OH. Will travel to Morgantown WV afterward.
Sept 11: 3:00-5:00 p.m. "Tea with the author" at Constellation Books in Reisterstown MD.
Sept 12: 5:30-7:30 p.m. House party in Washington DC. (Request invite.)
Sept 13: Washington DC with in-laws.
Sept 14: Attempting to set up reading in Philadelphia, but having trouble finding a bookstore to host. They are all full up! Would love to do a house party anywhere in the greater DC/Baltimore area for 20 or more guests. Anyone want to host at a favorite coffee shop after work or mid-day? Book clubs?
Sept 15-16: Will be in Broadway VA at sister’s home. Looking for an event or two in Northern VA anytime on the 15th or 16th. Will even come as far as Richmond!
Sept 16: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Reading and signing at Griffin Books and Coffee in Fredericksburg VA.
Sept 17: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Reading and signing at The Bookworks in Staunton VA. That’s my last stop in Virginia before heading west. Could do an event that night in Huntington, WV.
Sept 18-21: Driving across promising territory where I could do events in Lexington, Louisville, Evansville, St. Louis, Springfield, Joplin, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Amarillo. Need hosts, leads, or suggestions. I’d love to meet you and could add a day here if needed.
Sept 19: St. Louis MO. Venue for reading TBD.
Sept 22-23: With sister near Lubbock, TX. Would consider any event if anyone knows anyone who lives within a hundred miles of there!
Sept 24: Denver CO. Looking for an event in Denver that evening. Alternatively I could stop short in Pueblo or Colorado Springs for an evening event as I’m sure I’ll be tired of driving. Anyone there?
Sept 25-26: Steamboat Springs CO. Will be with my college buddy David. Possible party and library reading.
Sept 26: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Reading at Off the Beaten Path bookstore.
Sept 27: 6:00 p.m. Reading at Sam Weller's Books in Salt Lake City, UT. Birthday party!
Sept 28: Boise ID. Looking for the best Indie Bookstore in Boise for a reading!
Sept 29: 6:00 p.m. Reading and signing at The Book & Game Co. in Walla Walla WA.
Sept 30: Drive back to Bellevue WA to see my family!
As you can see there are some holes in my schedule, and I have a day’s slippage if I need an extra day someplace. I’m working on the southern leg westward on scheduling now, so if you have suggestions, let me know. If there is a compelling reason, I could change my route to the south to include Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, and Dallas.
And, by the way, I’ll be doing a simultaneous virtual tour, so if you are not on the route in blue, let me know and I’ll be happy to add you to the blog-tour for the month of September.
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