Thursday, July 14, 2005

Tourage

I'm no stranger to book signings---I've visited over 200 stores in the past 13 months.

But I'm a total virgin when it comes to going on tour.

My publisher, Hyperion, has set it all up and is paying for everything. I'm scheduled to appear in nine cities from July 12-27.

I have no idea what to expect. I'm bringing my laptop along, so I'll use this blog to proved daily updates.

If any authors reading this have been on a publisher tour before, I'd love to hear your comments and advice---even if it's negative.

If anyone lives in the towns that I'm visiting, please stop by one of my signings with a busload of your friends, and I'll return the favor someday.

Here's where I'll be:

July 16
Noon-2:00pm
MURDER BY THE BOOK
1574 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
303-871-9401

4:00-6:00pm
HIGH CRIMES
948 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-443-8346

July 19
7:00pm-9:00pm
POISONED PEN
E 7100 Main Street
Suite D
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-947-2974

July 20
7:00pm-9:00pm
MYSTERIOUS GALAXY
7051 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

July 21
7:00pm-9:00pm
MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP
1036 C Broxton Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024
310-209-0415

July 22
7:00pm-9:00pm
M IS FOR MYSTERY
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
650-401-8077

July 24
4:00pm-6:00pm
MURDER BY THE BOOK
3210 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214
503-232-9995

July 25
12:00pm-2:00pm
SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOKSHOP
117 Cherry
Seattle, WA 98104
206-587-5737

July 27
7:00pm-9:00pm
BOOKS & COMPANY
1039 Summit Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

August 4
7:00pm-9:00pm
Bridge Street Books
407 Bridge Street
Charlevoix MI 49720
231-547-7323

Hope to see some of you on the road. It goes without saying that after an event, we grab a beer.

I wonder if Hyperion is giving me a beer budget?

11 comments:

Jim Winter said...

You get a liquor budget when you're Ken Bruen. I got mighty drunk on St. Martin's tab last March.

Aldo said...

Damn, Damn, Damn. I will be in Yosemite when you hit Los Angeles. I tell you what, take a side trip on your way to the Bay Area (San Mateo) and I will spring for dinner and all the beer you can drink. (I'll add a case for the road too!)

PJ Parrish said...

JA:
Some tour advice: Wash out your underwear in Scottsdale. If you wait til you get to San Diego, it'll never dry. And don't forget to call home once a week to your lesbian lover. Good luck!

JJ said...

You're not coming to Austin? I'm returning your book. Hold on... 3, 2, 1... Call Ingram.

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

Have fun on the road, Joe, and pass on any tips you can. I'm hoping to get out to Boulder/Denver myself, come September, so let me know where all the good gin joints are!

Mark Terry said...

Charlevoix on the 4th, hmmm. Probably miss you by about 6 days. I'll keep in touch.
Mark Terry

David J. Montgomery said...

They should send you to D.C., damnit!

Duane Swierczynski said...

Yo, where's the Philly love?

JA Konrath said...

I'm negotiating my next contract. If I do okay (read: have two cents left over after paying bills), I'll visit the East Coast this Fall.

Joe

J A Blalock said...

Don't forget the south!

Florida is a great place to be in the winter. Don't even have to worry about hurricanes.

Deputy John

Stacey Cochran said...

I'll see you at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

Barbara always puts on a good show at the store...

Stacey

www.staceycochran.com