Hild is published on 12 November. That is, 11.12.13 (currently my favourite numbers). Most of my appearance stuff is still TBD. But here are a seven dates already written in stone:
October 6 - 7, PORTLAND:
PNBA trade show: Author breakfast (Mon. 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.) with Elizabeth George, Brandon Sanderson, Cynthia Voigt and 150 booksellers; probably also attending the big party the night before.
October 23, SEATTLE:
Elliott Bay Book Company: 7 pm. Not Hild-related. Interviewing John Freeman about his How to Read a Novelist, a collection of 55 profiles of icons like Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Doris Lessing...
November 13, SEATTLE:
Seattle Mystery Books, noon. Signing Hild. I'll probably have a hangover because, well, see above, but I'll be beaming with happiness. I'll chat to you. I'll sign your book.
November 13, SEATTLE:
Hugo House, 7 pm. Sponsored by the Elliott Bay Book Company. Reading, drinks, audience Q and A, long happy chats, more drinks, signing, even more drinks... Party!!
November 23 -24, MIAMI:
Miami Book Fair International. All details TBD
December 10, SEATTLE:
Seattle Central Library, 7 pm. A big bash in the Auditorium, sponsored by University Book Store. I'll read from Hild. I'll answer questions and tell stories. It'll be amazing. And free.
December 14, SAN FRANCISCO:
Writers With Drinks, 7:00 for 7:30 pm. Me and Kelley doing readings and whatnot, along with a specular mix of other writers--we just, er, don't know who, or any other details. Yet.
February 26 - March 1, SEATTLE:As I say, lots more to come. Possibilities so far in order of likelihood:
AWP Conference and Bookfair. A reading with Dorothy Allison, Ellery Washington, and Ellen Bass, introduced by Tony Valenzuela. All other details TBD.
- St. Louis
If you want me to come to your city, I'll need the trip to be paid for. This means one of two things:
1. For you to guarantee and event with 200+ attendees, in which case it's possible my publisher would consider it a reasonable investment for me and Kelley to fly there and stay in a hotel.
- or -
2. For you to crowdsource the funding via something like Togather.com and/or donations and/or grants.If you think you can guarantee either, and the dates aren't already taken, either drop a comment or email me and we'll figure it out.