I had a blast at Brazos, at BookPeople in Austin, at The Twig in San Antonio, and at Paragraphs on Padre down in the Rio Grande Valley. It was a lot of travel in a short period time, but really cool to meet readers and booksellers!
Thus, my publicist arranged two more dates in Texas. We had to withdraw NOTV from a few book fairs because my wife is close to having our third child and I wouldn’t miss it for the world, but I am happy to announce that Saturday, August 5, I’ll be at the Half-Priced Books in North Houston off FM 1960. This won’t be a reading, just a meet and greet and one of the last few chances to get a signed copy of NOTV. I’ll be there from 1-3pm. Come say “Hi.”
Note: our friends at BookPeople still have signed copies of NOTV at their online store and ship internationally. Check it out here.
Also, I am honored to be reading and signing at the lovely indie store Galveston Bookshop on Saturday, August 26 at 3pm. The store has a cat, Carson, is two stories, and located in a historic part of Galveston. I will be reading some chapters from NOTV and you honestly should come out for the awesome ambience.
In other news, USA Today published a glowing review of The Night of the Virgin that you can check out here. The columnist, Dr. Manuel Flores, actually reached out on GoodReads because he was amazed at how I got so many details right about life for working class Hispanics in South Texas. Don’t let my name fool you: my dad’s side is Mexican. And I worked in Edinburg for several years.
My publisher, RBM, also allowed me to give a signed copy of NOTV to LULAC’s office in Houston to help with their fundraising. It’s in the mail and on the way! Also, a signed copy of NOTV is available as part of a GoodReads giveaway that ends soon.