Nicola's books in Ann Arbor is my home store, which is why they are able to help me with the sign and ship copies that have been going out. We had a great signing for the kickoff for the tour. It was a pre-release signing, but because the book wasn't drop-dated, we didn't have to wait for midnight. Here I am with my roadies, rocking the new tomato T, but anyone with a T from past years was able to get in on our yearly family photo. The picture here is small, but click for the high-res copy.
Pat and I hard at work. I didn't expect to see Pat here, so signing next to her was a real treat!
The rest of the photos from Nicola's are HERE
University Books, Seattle
The last time I'd been to University Books in Seattle was for the Ever After tour, so we had a great crowd upstairs with lots of backlist titles to sign!
Family photo! Here I am with my Seattle roadies! Click for a high resolution photo for yourself. It was great seeing you guys again, and some new faces, too.
You know I like my little furrys!
Duane and me. He's not short. I'm standing on a chair. :-)
For the rest of the photos taken at University Books, go here
Powell's, Portland OR
Powelll's in Portland, more specifically, the Beaverton store, is one of my favorite stores to sign in because the readers are always enthusiastic and have great questions for me. It was here that I first tried that facebook live feature so I could give readers who couldn't make it to an event the chance to listen in to the Q and A, and it seemed to go really well. I may do it again.
But here I am with my Portland roadies! As you can see, we've got shirts from quite a few past tours! Thanks, guys. It's because of you that it all works. And as always, click the photo to go to the higher resolution shot if you want to keep it for yourself.
Oz couldn't make it to a signing this year, and from her letter, I know she was very disappointed, having prepped and prepared for it with a lot of anticipation. It's okay, Oz. Demons are there to be battled, and if you make them yours and claim them, you can turn them into soft teddy bears like Al. :-)
We are giving away at several stops a textured print of what was on the T. There are only five of these, suitable for framing! I signed this one, too.
Two generations of readers here. This makes all the travel worth while :-)
For the rest of Powell's pictures, click here
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego CA
Family photo time! I had a lot of Mysterious Galaxy roadies. I hadn't been to MG since the Ever After tour, so this was my first time in the new store. I very much like their new digs, and I'm looking forward to seeing how their new back room evolves into chaos and loving nick knacks they all have. This is the first time I'd seen one with a fake cat perched at the ceiling, though.
If you'd like a high-resolution photo of the family photo, just click the picture to go to the bigger one for yourself.
Tradition dictates that this photo be taken. (grin)
More long -time stalker, er, readers. These guys even showed up at Rock Hill one year when I lived in SC
It's hard to see, but she's got elf ears. It's Ceri!
For the rest of Mysterious Galaxy Pictures, click here
Barnes and Noble, Sacramento CA
I'd only been to Sacramento once before, so I wasn't sure there would be many readers to spend my evening with, but WOW, you guys came out. So many familiar faces from some of my usual spots that I wasn't able to get to this year. And at the end of a sunny day, too. Flying in, I could see all the water damage from your rains, and I hope you have a couple of dry days after I leave. Here I am with my B&N roadies. As always, if you want a high-res copy for yourself, just click to go to the larger picture.
We had one of those textured posters to give away, too.
Tim caught me signing this one.
And the very last reader, who stumbled into the signing, coming into the store to pick up a copy and finding to her surprise that I was here to sign it!
Joseph-Beth, Cincinnati OH
Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati has been one of my favorite bookstores for a long time. There's always a big crowd coming out from Cincinnati and the Hollows, er, Covington across the Ohio River, and that night was no exception. We had great questions, some happy giveaways, and lots and lots of signing.
And did I mention some of you wore your Hollows Turn T-shirts? Crap on toast, there were a lot of Hollows roadies! We had to move our traditional family photo to the stairway!
Next Hollows book, I'm making tie-die T's.
One of my favorite groups to come through the line. She got the men in her life hooked on the Hollows!
And after you leave, I sign the stock. Here I am with the ladies who kept the line moving and the caffeine in my cup, Annette and Kelly. Thanks, ladies! It was a great night.
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