I am going on tour this winter, for the last, no-kidding, very last, edition of The Best American Erotica, 2008.
Why is this the very last BAE? You can read all the details here.
But for the moment, here are my farewell party plans!
I would like to visit, and give a great hug, to:
* everyone who ever read a story in BAE, anytime since 1993, and never forgot it
* every BAE author I published and adored
* everyone I ever sent a (hopefully polite) rejection letter to
* every editor, agent, and permissions manager who helped me connect with an author
The dates so far:
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 7:00 PM
Portland, ME (my first visit to Maine!)
Saturday, February 9, 7:30 PM
Book Shop Santa Cruz
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 PM
Modern Times Bookstore
Monday, February 18, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 7:00 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore
Friday, February 22, 7:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA
If you would like me to come to your town for an appearance, please click here! This tour is in progress; I expect to add more dates.
That "click" will send a request to both myself and the book's publicist. Use the comment boxt o suggest WHERE I should plan an event (bookstore, theater, your living room, etc.) and whether you have any clever funding ideas for the travel expenses.
Although this appearance-request system is not a fairy-godmother device, it will help me figure out where I need to go— where the welcome wagon is! Having friendship, homecooked meals, and support on a book tour is the difference between life and death, believe me.
If you want to keep up with my tour updates, sign up on my page at BookTour.com— they'll let you know you by email/RSS/whatever as to when I'm coming to your town.
(If you're an author who hasn't signed up with BookTour, I recommend it. It's such a relief to have a user-friendly place where you can organize all your reader events. Your fans can request an email or any kind of alert they like, every time you show up in public to make a
fool genius of yourself!)