Tuesday, June 09, 2009
First few stops on my northwest book tour
I'm a few days into my northwest book tour, and I thought I'd share a few photos taken by my tour photo- grapher, driver and luggage hauler (read: husband). My first stop was Fort Collins, CO, where I had lunch with the Northern Colorado Writers (first photo). I answered questions about how I got published and what recommen- dations I would give to fellow writers for how to get published. It was a great group of motivated writers working on interesting ideas, and I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting (second photo).
Then, I moved on to Reader's Cove bookstore (third photo), run by friend Charles Kaine (fourth photo), and signed books for fellow Guppies (Sisters in Crime on-line chapter), Goodreads, and Facebook friends. Internet promotion came through for me there!
My next stop was the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Cheyenne, WY, where Cara Moore, dispatcher for the Wyoming State Highway Patrol and on-line friend (fifth photo), stopped by, along with others, to pick up signed copies of To Hell in a Handbasket and A Real Basket Case. After spending the night in Cheyenne and enduring a long day of driving in the rain, my husband and I stopped in Livingston, MT, where, with no event scheduled, we enjoyed a leisurely dinner at Montana's Rib & Chop House. I had the best fried green tomatoes (one of my favorite dishes) ever--served with crumbled blue cheese, crab meat, and a balsamic vinegar reduction. Yum!
After another day of driving in the rain, we arrived in Spokane, WA, where I signed books at the Barnes & Noble store (sixth photo). We dined on Copper River salmon with friends afterward at Anthony's restaurant overlooking the falls in downtown Spokane (seventh photo). This morning after catching up on e-mail and blogging, we're heading off to Seattle.