Book tours are hard to come by these days (unless you are John Grisham or Louise Penny) and since my publisher, Crooked Lane, wasn’t likely to send me on a cross country tour of book signings and speaking engagements, I decided that I would plan my own book tour. I am now scheduled at libraries, book clubs, women’s groups and Senior centers all around Massachusetts and even one amazing afternoon at the Poison Pen Book store in Scottsdale, Arizona. I can gladly say that my book tour has been launched!
Most of my book signings are at public libraries and I like that because I like libraries. I love the feel of a library when you first walk in the door. It is somehow exhilarating and relaxing all at the same time. And I am not sure that I’ve ever met a librarian that I didn’t like. One thing that I have noticed is that librarians are people of great hospitality and welcome. The ones that I am meeting certainly are. For example, the librarians at the Fitchburg Public Library even served tea and cake—all from the book--Welsh Brew, Glengettie tea and Sister Gwenydd’s favorite almond cake! My afternoon at the Fitchburg Library was wonderful. I sat with a spirited group of mystery lovers-- sipping tea and eating cake while discussing favorite authors, writing, publishing, and a common love of reading. Does life get better than that?