Come See Me!

I'm heading for North Carolina this morning, avec Jim, driver and companion extraordinaire. It's leg two of the Aurora County Shoestring Tour, a two-day trip into North Carolina, followed by two days of signings right here in the Atlanta area. I'll be signing all three Aurora County novels: LOVE, RUBY LAVENDER, EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS, and THE AURORA COUNTY ALL-STARS, all of which are now in paperback.

The Pilgrimage portion of the tour begins on Sunday, as daughter Hannah and I wend our way through Mississippi in a week's time, visiting kin, signing books in five different locations, and chronicling the Shoestring aspect of it all.

Here is complete tour information for the rest of the tour. It will remain posted in the right-hand column as well. The D.C. portion is done -- you can read about it here.

You'll see, in true Shoestring fashion, I've layered in things that are not book events. This is the nature of this tour -- in this crazy economy, we are trying something new and having fun: we are folding in bookstores to travel already planned, and I am working in concert with booksellers and Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt to support my books while traveling, and chronicling the trip.

Please contact bookstores for specific information. I will update in the right-hand column as I have more on tba times.

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30pm. -- Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, N.C.

Wednesday, April 22 -- Asheville, N.C.

Thursday, April 23 -- North Georgia Mountains

Friday, April 24, 4pm. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe, Woodstock, GA

Saturday, April 25, 4pm. -- Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA

The Pilgrimage:

Sunday, April 26 -- Birmingham, AL

Monday, April 27 -- University of Southern Mississippi at the de Grummond Collection and McCain Library and Main Street Books, Hattiesburg, MS (time tba)

Tuesday, April 28 -- Louin, Mississippi (this is the real Halleluia, MS)
and Lemuria stock signing, Jackson, MS

Wednesday, April 29 -- Pine Lake Christian Academy, Brandon, MS, and
The Eudora Welty House and Gardens, and Brandon Library, then Kinfolks Gathering

Thursday, April 30, 11:30am -- Lorelei Books, Vicksburg, MS and
Turn Row Books, Greenwood, MS (time tba)

Friday, May 1 -- More Turn Row, and barbecue with Hernando, MS librarians

Saturday, May 2 -- Memphis, Tennesee - Blues Festival and Graceland

Saturday, May 2 -- Square Books Jr., Oxford, MS (time tba)

Sunday, May 3 -- Tupelo, MS (Elvis's birthplace) and home.

I'm learning to use my new Nikon D40 (still waiting to afford the 55-200mm lens, but this is a good start), and I promise pictures and stories galore along the way.

Here we go. See you tonight at Quail Ridge.