Blog Tour

It’s been busy here at Pamie Central with the new book coming out. Have you pre-ordered yet? Did you know that pre-ordering helps me TREMENDOUSLY? If you’re a fan of anything I’ve written for free over the years and perhaps aren’t a reader of this type of book, please think about buying one for the person in your life who would love this kind of book. PS: Do you have any idea how sexy/romantic/sweet it is to buy a book for someone? It’s better than flowers, I promise you. (Unless that book is about dieting.)
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Lots of Seven People!

Thanks again to all these pretty people who came out to the downtown Borders in Washington, DC this past weekend. Thanks to the fantastic people who worked the store (special thanks to Annika, who I think we might have turned into a derby girl), Morgan Davidson for her tireless efforts at getting me in that store in the first place, and the kickass skaters from DC Rollergirls who came out to represent and promote.

I was in rare dork form, you guys. The podium was so tall I had to alternate between tip-toes and attempting to awkwardly lounge atop a table. This prompted the question: “Do you need a step stool?”

Man, I can never be cool!

I read for a while, shared a story from Little Pam’s past, gave out some presents, answered some questions and someone had me sign her iPhone case like I’m Jay-Z or something. Two hours of awesome fun.

This Saturday, you can find me in Bellingham, WA. Details here. Excitement! Please come! This one will be even more derby-tastic.

east coast | west coast

People in the Washington DC area: Please Come See Me.

Friday, June 18th, 6:30pm
Washington, D.C. – 18th & L St – Borders
1801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

I have a feeling there’s going to be about six people there and I’m going to feel guilty and end up taking everybody to dinner. I do know that there will be members of the DC Rollergirls in attendance. (That means possible pantsless ladies!) They’ve got a bout on the 20th to promote: the DC All-Stars vs. Kansas City Roller Warriors. Continue reading

I Didn’t Fall! (But I Almost Fell. Right When I Got to the Podium. (Forward!))

The book signing went well! By the end of the hour it looked like a Derby Gang had shown up to be my bodyguards, and perhaps their intimidating size could be the reason the place sold out my books before everybody got a chance to get a copy. Note to writers: get a gang. When the pretty pants-less lady stares down your audience in a bookstore, it turns out they’ll pretty much do anything for her.

In all honesty, as much as the pants-less lady did her job, I’m really grateful for all my friends and fans who braved misery (aka: The Grove on a weekend) to come out and hear me read a couple of things. They also got a very special letter from Little Pam before a few gifts were exchanged. The derby girls met writer girls, and the few boys in attendance couldn’t possibly have minded… well, mostly because of the pants-less lady. And in all honesty, this book reading really made me miss performing. Continue reading

Hi! This is awkward, right?

First I wanted to thank those of you who have written personally or blogged publicly about how much you enjoyed/identified with Going in Circles. Your words are very kind, and truly appreciated.

I mentioned earlier that All You Magazine has chosen Going in Circles as its Book Club Selection for May. They’ve now posted their supplemental material, which includes a contest/sweepstakes/semi-dangerous-sounding-event that you and your book club might find interesting. Continue reading

big book, little book.

The mass market paperback version of the novel just arrived at my door. It is so wee! I didn’t expect it to be almost as thin as the trade paperback, I guess because the German versions of the novels have been so thick. Y’all, Germans love me.

This mass market paperback was made specifically for All You Magazine which has picked “Going in Circles” for their Book Club selection for May. (So if you buy the mass market paperback there’s a little “All You Book Club” logo on the cover.) There’s also going to be a contest through All You that has me visiting the winning book club, so if your book club is into that kind of thing (And let me say, while I know this seems weird, the first time I visited a book club I made friends I still have to this day (and ended up having to watch a birthing video)), I’ll make sure to share the details as I learn them.