Queen of America

La Gira, Parte Dos*

*Book Tour, Part Two

After a small breather so we could enjoy Christmas with our kids, the Queen resumes her march today.

Book Tour is back on! Part Two commences with tonight's wonderful event with Elizabeth Taylor at the Chicago Tribune Tower. I know Obama's in town, but I'm excited to be able to talk with Miss Elizabeth about Queen and the writing life. I will probably bust out some reading/performance. Hope to see you there. Details are below in my events section.

Bay Area Bound

Leaving Southern California in the morning with a full heart and grateful spirit. Los Angeles and San Diego touched me deeply with the love and support of readers, book clubs, family and friends. So much to tell you, but too little time. I will write a fuller report tomorrow. A couple of things I did want to share with you:

Once More, With Feeling

And so it begins. Again. The roller-coaster car is clicking back up the incline and the next run is about to start. The first boxes of Queen of America have arrived from New York. It's hard to believe we have come this far, Teresita and I.

The book is so pretty. Little Brown truly outdid themselves this time. And I like to think that I did, too!

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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