Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Way Beyond Excited

By Maggie

My next mystery, DYER CONSEQUENCES, will be out tomorrow! Yea!! And the first scheduled signing on my 'publisher sponsored" book tour is tomorrow night. Wow. I cannot tell you how excited I am. This is a whole new world, and I'll keep you posted through the Cozy Chicks blog on how it's going. Just having the publisher arrange the signings and travel and hotels is still hard for me to believe. I've done it for so long.

Tonight, there's nothing to report except excitement. Tomorrow (Tuesday) night I'll be signing in Boulder, CO, which is a little over an hour from my city of Fort Collins. Wednesday night, I'll be signing at a Barnes & Noble in the Littleton area of Denver. I've signed there many times and am meeting several of the readers from the group for dinner before the signing. So, that will be fun.

Then, Thursday morning I fly off to Omaha, NE, for a Borders signing, then on Friday, it's off to Minneapolis for a Barnes & Noble signing in Roseville (suburb of Minneapolis). I'm hoping to have a chance to visit with readers while there. But the schedule in each city is handled by an "escort" whose job is to get you from airport to hotel to signing and back. And any newspaper, radio, or TV interviews in between. Hopefully, I'll be able to grab a snack along the way. Otherwise, I'll rely on my trusty bag of walnuts. And----coffee. Thank goodness most bookstores have coffeeshops either in the chains or nearby the indies. Gotta have the caffeine.

On Saturday, they fly me home again for shortened weekend, then fly off again to Kansas City, MO, on Monday June 9th. Then, 6/10, Wichita; 6/11, Tulsa; 6/12, Houston; 6/13, Phoenix; then back home to Colorado. Last scheduled one is Monday June 16th in Denver at Tattered Cover--Colfax.

So---I'll touch base with all of you next week and let you know how it's going. If you're in any of those locations, please drop by and say hi. The exact locations and times are on my website: www.maggiesefton.com. Meanwhile, take care, everyone.