This Thursday I’ll be on my laptop having a Q&A for YOU TAKE IT FROM HERE just for you! Shindig‘s hosting this event, where we’ll be in a giant video chat room together where I can answer your questions on a wide range of subjects, including my other books, writing advice, the odd private life of Little Pam and the current state of sweet Cal. It’ll be a fun interactive hour.
Thursday, July 26th, 6pm EST
Click here to sign up for the event
Please come to the launch party for YOU TAKE IT FROM HERE. There will be books and fun. Read more
Tonight, 7:30. Barnes and Noble at The Grove, I’ll be reading from Why Moms Are Weird, answering questions and handing out gifts. Special guests AB Chao and something shiny.
[And thank you, Evany, for making these readings sound super-sexy. (By the way, her book makes a very romantic gift.)]
Friday, September 22nd, I’ll be reading and signing books with my name on them at The Grove’s Barnes & Noble at 7:30.
But I know you’ll really be making the journey out there to see the effortless charm and southern-sharp wit of lady AB Chao, my special guest.
I woke up this morning with the joke I should have fit into last night’s late-night blog about Dr. Inappropriate. (“Less Talkin’, More Doc’in.“)
Meghan has posted parts of our Topeka pre-reading podcast. I’m just going to do myself a favor and not listen. But you can. She had to cut the coffee-fueled dirty parts where I talked about Johnny Depp and fingerpainting, and somehow I think that’s for the best. Read more
until I have time to write a proper entry…
U-Wire calls it an “eccentric read.” I’m not sure what that means. Read more
Look how important it is to me that I sign his boots the right way. Look at the tension in my free hand saying, “This man is going to see what I wrote every time he looks down. I’d better make it count.”
I signed them, “Keep asking questions.” But judging from his Q&A personality, he didn’t need my advice. He never stopped asking me questions, no matter how personal they got.
Then he said, “No, sign them both.” So I did.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting up early to drive to lovely, lovely San Francisco. Won’t you please come join me at Borders?
400 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
In Topeka over the weekend, I signed a pair of work boots. The man took off his shoes and had me sign the tops of them. Meghan, my awesome Topeka librarian and new friend (who was very disappointed I hadn’t brought Cal along for the trip), took a picture that I’ll post when she sends it, but I’m telling you… the man walked in while I was talking, dropped to a chair, started the Q&A with “What do you think about co-dependency and how do you get out of it?,” interrupted my “astute” answer to ask me my name, and then had me sign his workboots. Read more
I am now, officially, sick of myself.
Podcast and video clips will be posted on the Topeka website in a few days. But it’s very different from the last time I went on a book tour. This time, there’s You Tube.
LN James found me in the bathroom, and asked if I’d shoot some video for her.
“In the bathroom?” I think I asked about six times.
“No, it doesn’t have to be.”
The next thing I know I’m being recorded, and later I took a picture with her where my clothes were falling off. Because when I go Topeka, I go classy. See?
I broke a key off my keyboard today. My keyboard has a taped-on key. I’m rocking a NerdBoard.
The dangers of my Topeka hotel:
And new to the list, after the final round of allergy scratch tests:
pollens, or Why California Is Killing Me:
California Black Walnut
Cypress (like you wouldn’t believe. my arm was livid!)
Alkali rye grass
Perennial rye grass
Kentucky blue grass