bookplates

Book club love

Is your book club reading one of my books? You can get signed and personalized copies if you order directly from my neighborhood independent bookstore, Anderson's. Click here and place your order. They'll call me and I'll hustle down, personalize your books and they'll ship to you. OR if you don't live near a city where I am reading, send me a note and I will sign bookplates for your club and mail them to you. Right now, we have three different plates, depending on what you're reading.

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!

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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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upcoming events

Big Read in Oak Park communities
Big Read in Oak Park communities Sep 28th 7 p.m. Dominican University Performing Arts Center, River Forest IL

Oak Park, Berwyn, Maywood and River Forest are all going Into the Beautiful North! They have some fantastic events planned. Please check all the details here.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center, River Forest IL
Sep 28th
2016
7 p.m.
Big Read in Irving TX
Big Read in Irving TX Oct 5th 7 p.m. Irving Public Library, TX

Irving is going Into the Beautiful North and has a great list of events. Please see all the details here

Irving Public Library, TX
Oct 5th
2016
7 p.m.
826CHI: Eat Your Words benefit
826CHI: Eat Your Words benefit Oct 6th Chicago

Speaking alongside Dave Eggers at the annual fundraiser for my beloved 826CHI. Details here.

Chicago
Oct 6th
2016
Big Read in Poughkeepsie
Big Read in Poughkeepsie Oct 29th 1 p.m. Poughkeepsie Public Library

I will be visiting schools & community centers in traveling with Poughkeepsie Into the Beautiful North. Lots of great events are scheduled. Please see details here.

Poughkeepsie Public Library
Oct 29th
2016
1 p.m.
Kauai Writers Conference
Kauai Writers Conference Oct 31st to Nov 6th Kauai, Hawaii

Four day master class memoir workshop and a three-day writers conference. In Hawaii. Details here.

Kauai, Hawaii
Oct 31st to Nov 6th
2016