Debra Dean

Writers Railroad

I am so excited to finally announce that the project Cindy and I have been talking about for a couple of years is finally taking shape.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of Becky Anderson, owner of Anderson's Bookshop in our hometown of Naperville, on Monday I will be hosting the first ever event for the Writers Railroad: A Salon at Anderson's featuring my friend Debra Dean, author of The Madonnas of Leningrad and her new book, The Mirrored World.

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig

Ah, home.... We're back to get our underwear washed before heading out again for Atlanta and Houston. Cinderella has been with me for a bunch of the tour so far. I've been on the road for thirteen days straight. You wouldn't believe the journey so far. I hung out with Mexican masked wrestlers in Las Cruces, visited Teresita's house in El Paso, was attacked be angry bees in Albuquerque, had a flat on I-25 and heard a phantom atomic bomb go off in the distance--it actually shook the earth. I had Mayor Wynn of Austin declare it Luis Urrea Day. I went on CNN twice--once in Spanish.

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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