Now that The Silver Boat is on sale, I have the pleasure of being on book tour, meeting readers along the way. I had a great kick-off event at R. J. Julia Booksellers in Madison CT. R.J. Julia has supported my novels since the early days, and I'm incredibly grateful. They took a chance on me relatively early in my career, promoting my novels and asking me to read.
There have been other constant supports along the way. The Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme CT is one--every summer for many years, whenever I had a new novel out, librarian Mary Fiorelli would create a wonderful, imaginative event--I would read or give a talk, sometimes by the fireplace in the library's wonderful reading room, surrounded by paintings done by American impressionists, members of the Old Lyme art colony.
Writing a novel is its own kind of magic. But the enchantment goes to a new level once the book is in the hands of a reader. I'm so grateful to all the booksellers and librarians who have helped bring me and my readers together. It's incredible teamwork all around. I would love if you'd leave a comment here, telling us about your own favorite bookstores and libraries.
I'll be appearing in Charleston SC at the Post & Courier Book and Author Luncheon on April 21st. Between now and then I'll be guest-blogging, doing radio and TV interviews, including Better TV--my segment airs tomorrow, 4/13; please check their website to find out where you can see it in your area.
After Charleston, my book tour will take me out west. I'd love to see you! Thank you in advance to all the wonderful book people hosting me and coming out for The Silver Boat.
Madison, CT R.J. Julia / 7:00pm Friday, April 8
New York, NY Barnes & Noble (Upper East side)/ 7:00pm Monday, April 11
San Francisco, CA Belmont Library / 7:00pm Tuesday, April 26
San Diego, CA Warwick’s / 7:30pm Thursday, April 28
Los Angeles, CA LA Times Festival of Books April 30 / May 1
St. Louis, MO St. Louis County Library / 7:00pm Thursday, May 5