hi everyone. My reading tour begins in just a few hours. Packing my electric toothbrush and getting ready to hit the road. I thought about camping my way from bookstore to bookstore, but couldn’t get my act together on time to make that happen so I will be sleeping indoors (though I’ve got a cabin or two on the itinerary, in rustic surroundings, so there will be a certain roofless quality to the sleep-over, even though I’ll have a roof.)
Tonight: Haight Ashbury’s famous Booksmith in San Francisco. I hung out here all the time while living in the Haight for three years. In fact, I once did a live interview with Andrew Sean Greer at this bookstore, so this is a kind of homecoming. The fun begins at 730 tonight (Tuesday, July 12.) Refreshments served.
Then the schedule continues as follows:
Thursday, July 14
9 a.m.,live television interview, KATU TV in Portland, Oregon
then, that evening:
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Following the reading, and in honor of the centennial of the NPS, I will wander out and glimpse some scenery I haven’t come across since the Pacific Crest Trail all these years ago. One of the highlights will be Mount Rainier National Park. Can’t wait.
Then the events continue:
Monday, July 18
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Hoping to see you on the book trail, (or perhaps on the lower flanks of a mountain) and good camping to you.