Saturday, March 11, 2006

# 34 on the Bookscan list

Most bookstores still don't have copies of The Dogs Who Found Me, so it was a surprise to learn that the book is #34 on Bookscan's list of bestselling pet books for the week ending March 5th.

Thursday night, after a bizarre day-long wind storm that sent debris flying everywhere, I did a signing at Octavia Books in New Orleans. I also signed stock there, so if you are in the market for a signed first, that's probably your best bet. BUT...because the distributors don't have the book in stock, it doesn't show up on most Booksense websites. So the best thing is to call. Octavia, by the way, is a wonderful bookstore, which is the real reason I'm plugging the fact that they have some of my books for sale.

There have been a number of great, funny reviews and event listings that say 1) Great things about the book; 2) Hilarious things about the possibility that I'm not far from being a crazy cat lady. I'll post some of the highlights later on...

Snow Falls on Pasadena

I read at Vroman's in Pasadena last night, as I began to read, a strange and unexpected snow squall came down. That was followed by rain and sleet. Everyone agreed this was odd and quietly wondered if I had brought the bad weather with me from New Orleans.

The store, by the way, is great. The staff was wonderful. And, in spite of the weather, people showed up and asked lots of questions, and bought lots of books. Some brought photographs of their own pit bulls to show me--and that just made me miss my own even more.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Heading out on tour

I'm heading out west at the end of the week, and will probably be posting a little less as I scramble to get ready. But if you or anyone you know are out there and looking for something to do, here's where you'll find me:

3/10 Vroman's, Pasadena 7pm
3/11 Skylight Books, Los Angeles, 5pm
3/12 Cody's (Fourth Street), 4pm
3/13 Book Passage, Corte Madera 7pm
3/14 Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola 7:30pm
3/15 Booksmith, San Francisco 7pm
3/16 Powell's on Hawthorne, 7:30pm
3/18 Ellliott Bay, Seattle, 4:30pm