One month to go
...till the release of All the Better Part of Me--though it's POSSIBLE that some bookseller sites will ship the paperback sooner, considering the final edition is in my hands now. Hurray!
The photos above are from my dear friend Melanie, to whom I gave one of my copies (as she was also a valued beta-reader), and she took it on vacation to Oregon, where she snapped these shots in Eugene and Ashland. Those are especially apt settings because Sinter, the book's protagonist, earned his theatre arts degree at University of Oregon and went on to become an actor--plus the book's title is from a Shakespeare sonnet.
I hope to see more scenic spots this book (or any of my books) travels to, so please do snap photos and send them to me! Bonus points if they're posed with cute animals.
Book events - come one, come all!
I have a few events lined up already, and likely more to come, and I very much hope you can put at least one on your calendar and show up! Enticing as many people as possible into a bookstore to browse the goods is the least I can do in return for the store being nice enough to host me. So please do come, and bring a friend!
Friday, Sep. 6, 7:00 pm: Third Place Books, Ravenna - Seattle, WA - I'll be giving a talk and hosting a Q&A about the book.
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 7:00 pm: Books Around the Corner, Gresham, OR - I'll be Skype-ing in to this one, a book club meeting where All the Better Part of Me will be discussed.
Monday, Oct. 7, 11:00 am: Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show, Red Lion Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR - I'll be signing books at the IPG booth. This one is basically just for those in the bookselling trade, but that may include some of you, so come say hi if you're attending! I'll also be at that evening's Signature Dish event.
Do you have a book club?
If so, and if your club ever reads any of my books and would like me to come participate in the discussion--or Skype in, as the case will likely be if you're far from Seattle--contact me! I'd be happy to do that free of charge. (I won't start charging for something so easy till I'm famous and highfalutin' and a publicist tells me I have to.)
And a giveaway...
If you're on Instagram and in North America, my publisher has a giveaway going on now where you can enter to win print editions of All the Better Part of Me and The Goblins of Bellwater! May luck be with you.
For the rest of the season, enjoy your road trips, your reading, and your cute pets!