The Tejas Tour was a ton of fun. I got to meet lots of readers and also had some great chats with booksellers. I worked part-time as a librarian in Washington, D.C., for a few years, but getting a glimpse of the inner workings at indie stores was neat.
Things started off great at the NOTV launch at Brazos in Houston. The store had a lovely display and my heart skipped a beat when I first saw it.
I read two sections from NOTV. Here is a video of me reading at Brazos:
Brazos still has copies of NOTV for sale. They also have an online store so you can order a copy and get it shipped. Find more details here.
Two days later, I went to Paragraphs on Padre – a gorgeous store located on Padre Island.
Padre Boulevard is a major drag that runs North to South on the Island, so they set out a stand-sign for author events.
I read three chapters at Paragraphs on Padre. Here is a video:
And here is me just before signing some books.
For folks in the RGV, Paragraphs on Padre can order a copy of NOTV within a week upon request. Also, you can go to their website and get an eBook version for the Kobo reader and proceeds support the store.
The very next week, I went to San Antonio for a Thursday night reading at The Twig.
I read a few chapters at The Twig. Here’s a video:
And here’s a pic of me signing some books:
For folks in San Antonio, The Twig still has some signed copies on sale. They also can get a paperback copy within a week via RBM’s distributor, Ingram.
Two days later, I appeared at BookPeople in Austin. The store is massive and hosts tons of neat author events – it was cool seeing my name on their billboard.
The store also had a neat display of NOTV.
Here’s a pic of me reading at BookPeople:
Here’s a video of me reading at BookPeople:
And here’s a pic of me signing lots of copies:
BookPeople still has signed copies for sale, they have an online store, and they ship internationally. Check it out here.
Thanks so much to all these cool indie stores for being vibrant cultural spaces in our communities, for opening their doors to me, and for some great reading recs. It was lovely meeting all of you! My publicist also deserves a pat on the back.