Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where I'll be this week, PW #9, and things people say

THIS WEEK: I'll be a sneaky hidden customer cheering on author A.S. King (The Dust of 100 Dogs) at Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ on Thursday at 4:30. Please come to see her-- she is really awesome. You'll love it. If you need copies of WAKE or FADE personalized, that would be a good time/place to find me and learn about a fantastic new author at the same time.

On SATURDAY I'll be in Tucson at the Festival of Books. It's going to be a blast. See my Tour Page for details on what I'll be doing.

PW #9: This means holy crap, FADE hit the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list this week, coming in at #9 on the children's hardcover chapter book list. Wow! That is totally cool and a first for me! (Alas, it does not fulfill the kitten agenda. Stupid fine print)

THINGS PEOPLE SAY: Today I got a note from a teen in Philly who wants to drive to NYC to see me on tour. Also, there's a group of readers from the midwest who are driving many hours to come to a signing in Cincinnati. The people who are willing and interested in taking a day (or more) of their lives to come out and see me in person -- that just floors me. I think it's awesome, and I can't wait to meet you. You give me warm fuzzies.


Puffy said...

I heard you're coming to the West Coast? Do you know the days or places yet?

Lisa McMann said...

Hey Puffy, thanks for stopping by my bloggie!

Yep, I'll be all over Cali this trip. Here's my tour schedule:


Puffy said...

Thanks, I found your tour schedule. You'll be all over Southern California! My favorite restaurant in the whole world is in Pasadena. I will come to see you in Pasadena for sure! Will you have any free time before or after the book signing?

Lisa McMann said...

I don't have my detailed schedule yet so I'm not sure. Definitely not before, since we'll have school visits and a signing late afternoon as well, before Vroman's. Probably not after since we'll be exhausted by then. :)

Puffy said...

I'll be there!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Fine print? How come this doesn't count? Obviously you needed to consult a lawyer before you made this deal with your husband. Boy, he's sneaky.

You aren't by any chance gonna be at the LA SCBWI conference this year? Just a slim chance maybe?

Lisa McMann said...

Hey Stina,

I don't have plans to go to any SCBWI conferences this year. When is the one in LA?

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Hey Lisa, the LA conference is August 7-10. I've attended two in NYC, but this will be my first time for LA.

I'm just looking forward to the mini vacation, though I don't think my husband is too excited about spending five days on his own with our 3 children ;)