Today’s post comes to you from charming Oxford, England where I’m enjoying a rare, clear evening! The last few weeks have been hectic, to say the least, but I’m excited to be back in Oxford and to be a part of the TORCH-Smith School Symposium on humanities and the environment. While I’m here, I also hope to grab a pint at my favorite pub, the Eagle and Child (which locals call the Bird and Baby) – the same pub where J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis often clinked glasses and discussed mythic world affairs.

Before heading to England, and since my last update, I visited a few more cities in the US, bookended by presentations at the Southern Festival of Books and the Tweens Read festival in Houston, TX. I had some great school visits along the way, too! Here are some of the highlights:

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One of my first stops last week was at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville, TN — one of my favorite book festivals anywhere. These folks just LOVE stories! I love seeing families together at these festivals, too.

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Next I visited a great middle school in Charlotte, NC, where I was greeted by a famous pirate! Arrrrg!

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And met this family of devoted readers at Park Road Books in Charlotte, too.

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Here’s a picture from the Chester County Book Company during my presentation.

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And talking with a family afterwards – I’m just about to sign their book!

After this week’s presentation in England, I head back to Colorado to catch up with my family before heading out for a few more weeks of events, listed below. I’ll be sure to update you on those dates again as they get closer. If I’ll be visiting a location near your home, please join me! I’ve said it before, but it’s true – I love connecting with my fans!

Boulder Book Store
Presentation & Book Signing
November 7 @ 6:30 pm
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Tattered Cover Book Store
Presentation & Book Signing
November 9 @ 3:00 pm
9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Moravian Book Shop
Presentation & Book Signing
November 14 @ 11:00 am
428 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Labyrinth Books @ Princeton Public Library
Presentation & Book Signing
November 14 @ 7:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Books of Wonder
Presentation & Book Signing
November 16 @ 3:00 pm
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tatnuck Bookseller
Presentation & Book Signing
November 20 @ 6:00 pm
18 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Willow Books
Presentation & Book Signing
November 21 @ 6:00 pm
279 Great Road
Acton, MA 01720

NCTE Annual Convention
Boston, MA
November 22 @ 2:30 pm
Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 204,
Boston, MA




1 Comment

  1. Reply

    Kathleen Armstrong

    October 27, 2013

    I’m wishing you were making a stop in Saint Louis. I have some Merlin fans here.


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