Hi everyone. Greetings from Dallas, Texas, where I am at the midway point in my “Marley Goes to School” tour. So far, it’s been going great, I’m eating my vegetables, and enjoying meeting lots of new and really wonderful folks.
Archive for September, 2009
August was a blissfully lazy month for me, filled with long, wide-open days in which I weeded, picked blueberries and eggplants (but no tomatoes; the deer devoured every last plant), sailed, plucked herbs from the garden for the evening meal, watched the bees come and go from their hives, and strummed guitar with friends around campfires. But those dog days are over now. It’s September, the kids are back in school…and it’s time to get busy!
And busy I am about to get. My book tour for my new illustrated children’s book, “Marley Goes To School” (which is hanging tough at #3 on the New York Times’ children’s picture-book bestseller list) kicks off this Monday, Sept. 14, with a satellite radio tour. Basically, a satellite radio tour entails waking up at an ungodly hour, drinking large quantities of coffee, and chatting in my peppiest voice with various morning-show hosts, one after the other, by telephone while still in my pajamas. Six hours later I will be done, and a whole lot of radio listeners will have heard my nasally voice, which at that hour of day, just might constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
That’s Monday. The next day, I leave on an eight-day tour that will take me roughly in a giant clockwise circle around the country. In each city, I will talk to students at two different schools during the day, and then appear at a bookstore for a reading, talk, Q&A, and signing in the evening. I’m posting my schedule below. I’d love to say hello to anyone who stops by. Kids, grownups and everyone in between are heartily welcome. (I’ll be signing Marley & Me, The Longest Trip Home, and my other kid books at these events, as well.)
In October, I’m back out on the road, making a similar cross-country trek for the paperback release of The Longest Trip Home. More details about that tour to come.
OK, here’s the children’s tour info. See you there!
Tuesday, September 15
7PM Barnes & Noble
Talk/Q&A/Signing 7660 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Thursday, September 17
7PM Brazos Books
Talk/Q&A/Signing 2421 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
Friday, September 18
Talk/Q&A/signing 10720 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Saturday, September 19
3PM Tattered Cover
Talk/Q&A/Signing 9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Sunday, September 20
4PM Boulder Books
Talk/Q&A/Signing 1107 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, September 22
7PM Third Place Books
Talk/Q&A/Signing 17171 Bothell Way
Lake Forest Park WA 98155