I spent a lot of time on the road promoting the hardcover of The Lost Diary of Don Juan in the U.S. and in Europe -- readers of the blog may remember the crazy heckler who interrupted the 100-person talk in New York City ("Ah," I said, looking out at the mortified hometown crowd, "it's good to be home,") or the one woman who turned up in Madison, Wisconsin, or the all night dance vigil in the disco in Madrid after missing my flight.
So it is nice to be able to stay home with Rachel and my children as I embark on a Virtual Book Tour (also called a Blog Tour) over the next two months. The calendar for September is below, but please check back for updates, changes, and the Tour schedule for October.
If all goes according to plan, I will be coming to a blog near you. I doubt it will be as fun as looking into the eyes of a reader and hearing what they thought of the book. (Is there anything more amazing than hearing that some assortment of words from one's mind has made a lasting impression on the heart of another person? OK, so sex is probably more amazing, as is kissing your child goodnight.)
Which is why, while I'll miss meeting readers on the road, I am glad that I'm going to be staying close to home. If you do come across interviews or guest posts on blogs in the cyberworld, please do let me know. I'd love to hear from you, even if we can't look each other in the eyes quite yet.
And last but not least, many thanks to Dorothy Thompson of Pump Up Your Book for all her tireless efforts in choreographing my Virtual Book Tour!
Sept. 3 – Amateur de Livre
Sept. 4 - In Bed With Books
Sept. 8 – Book Bitch
Sept. 9 – Paperback Writer
Sept. 10 – Mama Bear Reads
Sept. 11 – The Story Behind the Book
Sept. 12 – The Friendly Book Nook
Sept. 16 – Booking Mama
Sept. 18 – The Bluestocking Society
Sept. 21 -- Savvy Verse & Wit (review)
Sept. 22 – The Book Connection
Sept. 24 – Backroom Reviews (book review)
Sept. 25 -- Zensanity