In order to celebrate and promote the release of The Blinding Knife on the 11th of September, Orbit is sending me on my biggest book tour ever.
A book tour is the one time in an author’s life when he gets to pretend to be cool.
Roadies, cocaine, thousands of screaming fans, panties thrown on stage… EDIT Driving yourself, coffee, tens of polite fans, washing your underwear in the sink… It’s the life.
I confess, it does always take me a few days to adjust to that fiery orb in the sky when they take me out of my hobbit hole. So if you see me blinking and wincing a lot, it’s probably that. Or the psychotropic drugs. Or possibly the PTSD from my edits. But most likely it’s the Hobbit Hole Eviction Shell Shock. (Henceforth, HHESS.)
This will also be the first time, ever, where I get to do an international book tour. And because it’s so close–I will be stopping in Seattle, after all–this year the tour will include
Canada! EDIT Oops, no, no. They’re whispering in my earpiece…
England! I am returning! I know: you haven’t been the same since I left in 1997. Those months we had together changed me, too. So, without further ado, here’s my book tour schedule. (That’s shhed-you-ul, in UK-ese.)
Tuesday, September 11: Powell’s, Beaverton (near Portland), OR, 7 PM
Wednesday, September 12: University Bookstore, Seattle, WA, 7 PM
Thursday, September 13: Borderlands, San Francisco, CA, 7 PM
Friday, September 14: Tattered Cover, Denver, CO, 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 15: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA, 2 PM
Sunday, September 16: Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica, CA, 2 PM
Monday, September 17: Book People, Austin, TX, 7 PM
Tuesday, September 18: A Real Bookstore, Fairview (near Dallas), TX, 7 PM
Wednesday, September 19: Barnes & Noble, Orlando, FL, 7 PM
Thursday, September 20: Barnes & Noble, Atlanta, GA, 7 PM
Friday, September 21: Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC, 7 PM
Saturday, September 22: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH, 7 PM
With more UK stops to come! If you have a location to suggest, please contact Orbit UK via the form on orbitbooks.net.
And as a parting gift, here are my favorite (only) memories from my last tour. Presenting The Black Prism tour in 24 seconds.