I know I haven’t done one of these in a while, so let’s go! (Typing on my iPad, so be warned. Typos aplenty will probably follow)
-two weeks from tomorrow I leave on tour (for the US, Canada, and Cayman Islands). How is that possible? It was only the start of summer like…yesterday. Wasn’t it?
-I am very excited about tour! But also very nervous. I mean, how does one pack for both Canada and the Cayman Islands in late September? If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
-Starting to get some reports that United We Spy is out early in a few shops in the UK! I have even heard from a reader or two who have finished it. Not that that is freaking me out or anything. *crazy laugh* *rocks back and forth*
-in the US and Canada it SHOULD be out on the 17th but sometimes stores do get them early and put them out. The book doesn’t have a “hard lay down” which means it CAN come out early. Personally, I prefer it when that doesn’t happen (for various business-y reasons) but it is totally legit and the books are totally fair game! So if you see it…buy it!
-remember, if you hope to attend one of the signings it is super cool for you to buy the book (or A BOOK) from the host store to thank them for hosting me. (Events are a lot of trouble and quite expensive for the stores. Imagine going to all that trouble and having a hundred people show up at the event and having no one buy anything. It happens. And it’s sad. So if you can…please support those people and thank them for their hard work so that they will hopefully have me and other authors back in the future.)
-also remember to check with the host store to see what–if any–policies they might have about books from home, number of autographs, etc.
-oh, and don’t forget to check the events page. There have been some minor changes to times and locations.
-college football season started today. (See…I told you these posts are random.) I support my alma mater, Oklahoma State University. Go pokes! (I have season tickets and everything.)
-I just got the first catalogues of fall with awesome boots and tights and comfy dresses. I don’t want to wish the last of summer away, but dude…I love boots and tights and comfy dresses!
-who is excited for the new fall TV shows!? I need to sit down and make a list of all the things I need to add to my TiVo. And I really need to do it before I leave on tour in TWO WEEKS!
-also, before I leave on the fifteenth, I really need to remember to pay my taxes that are due on the sixteenth.
-but before any of that, I really need to finish this draft of EMBASSY ROW (my new series that is coming in 2015). So I guess I’d better go do that then.