I hit the
tarmac on the twenty-seventh, but before that was a local signing at
Front and back of the OUTLAW TOUR 2008 shirts! It was so
cool seeing them out there! Thanks guys! The
who-read-the-book count was two, and they had ARCs.
San Francisco, CA Copperfield Books
I had a great time at Copperfield
Books, hiding in the basement talking the Hollows with used-book guru Art,
and then it was upstairs for the event--which went fabulous! Lots of
I signed in silicon valley next, to a
fantastic crowd. Lots of burning bunnies and even a few familiar
faces. The Q&A was lively! We had one shirt slow in getting to
it's new owner, but we got her in the picture anyway.
Who-read-the-book count was three. No ARCs.
San Diego, CA Mysterious Galaxy
And in San Diego, my favorite independent store is
Seattle, WA Third
I had a great time at Third Place Books at Lake
Forest Park, just outside of Seattle. There were some OUTLAW TOUR 2008 shirts, and
the who-read-the-book count was three. This is a fabulous
store, with a huge selection and a cafe.
University Bookstore in Seattle has got to be
one of my favorite independent stores, and this time, I got the entire
tour of the place. Wow. It's got everything, then some. There were
lots of familiar faces in the crowd, and the who-read-the-book-count
was thirteen again. Here's a shot of me and my roadies. (grin)
Portland, OR Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
This was the third time I'd been to
Powell's, the second at their new location at Cedar Hills, and the
people there were as wonderful as always. The who-read-the-book count
was twenty-two, and the questions were great! This is a shot of me
and my Portland Roadies!
Chicago, IL Borders
roadies in Chicago, or more accurately, Oakbrook, IL, at the Borders
there. I had a great signing, one of my largest to date, and it
was fantastic! Who-read-the-book count was 19, and we had to slap
down only one person who had a somewhat spoiler question. (grin)
As you can see, I had a lot of roadies to help!The
staff at Borders was fantastic, keeping everything moving smoothly
before and after the event. I left signed copies, but had to take
the remaining armbands for the last signing.
B & N Arboretum Austin Texas
Barnes and Nobel at the Arboretum in Austin
Texas was absolutely wonderful. The best crowd to date, I
think! The who-read-the-book count was 28, and my roadies were
there to make me feel right at home. This is a fabulous store, and I found that
the staff really knows their books.
Rock Hill, SC The Book Rack
The Book Rack in Rock Hill
is my local store, who has been with me almost forever. I
love signing there, and this year was no exception. I like
local signings because they are more low-key, and as you can see
by the photos below, I've more time to relax and talk to the
Barnes and Noble in Roseville, just outside Minneapolis
The B&N in Minneapolis was as fantastic
as I remembered. There was only roadie, but she was
Two of my roadies at Uncle Hugo's!
I had a nice group of readers, but because it was simply a
signing, not an event, I couldn't pull the roadies out for a
Books & Co. at The Greene Dayton, OH (Cincinnati)
Here I am with the people of Books
and Co at the Green in Dayton, just north of Cincinnati. This is the second time I had signed
here, and it was better than ever.
Me and my Books and Co
There were too many
people to count that had read the book, but they were all
great in the Q&A, and they didn't spoil anything for the
readers who hadn't read The Outlaw Demon Wails.