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Here it is: the 2014 Summer Tour for THE BOOK OF LIFE.

A few things before we begin…

Unfortunately,  I can’t possibly go everywhere, no matter how much I would like to meet you all. At present I am making more than 25 appearances in 29 days in the US alone. Then I’m headed to Europe. I know some of you will be disappointed that I am not coming to your town (or at least a town near you), but I will tour again when the paperback for The Book of Life releases.

Don’t be surprised if you call bookstores or venues, only to receive blank responses and “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” So if you call a bookstore or venue and they can’t help you reserve a ticket or a book just make a note in your calendar and call back in a few weeks!

In the fullness of time, all of the independent bookstores listed will be able to take orders for a signed copy of THE BOOK OF LIFE, as will PAGES (the bookstore that handles signed copies of my books on a regular basis–see my website for more details). If none of these stops is near you, and you want a signed book, you can get one by calling one of the bookstores listed below and placing an order. I’ll personalize it while I’m there, and the bookstore will send it on the way. If you’re interested in this possibility wait a few weeks, and then get in touch with one of the retailers.

Finally: most of the events will require people to buy a book at the event to get in the signing line. Some will require tickets or wristbands. In most cases, you can come and listen to me provided there is room, without buying a book. While this is not always true, it is often true. Again, please do not get mad at the bookstore. They have to close the store to regular customers, hire extra help, and sometimes hire a venue to accommodate all of you. They have to make a living, too. Imagine how aggravating it would be to own a bookstore and have people coming in with books from a discount box store. Often, bookstores will allow you to buy the book, pick it up, read it, and return with it (and the receipt) on the day of the event (if, for example, the event is in August and you can’t wait that long to read it). When in doubt, call the bookstore and ask for their signing policy.

Here, without further ado, are the tour details.

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Debs Calender
09/12/15 Los Angeles, CA Sofitel Los Angeles United States
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (310) 278-5444. Address: 8555 Beverly Blvd.. AllSoulsCon 2015–The largest gathering of All Souls Trilogy fans. Join Deb for an All Souls Trilogy-inspired lunch and wine tasting, followed by a Q&A and Signing. The convention will be live streamed for virtual attendees and will also include fan panels, a Renaissance music workshop, and Q&A with Jennifer Ikeda, the award-winning narrator of the audiobooks. Buy Tickets More information
10/27/15 Cambridge, MA Harvard Book Store United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1256 Massachusetts Ave.. Venue phone: (617) 661-1515. A Gathering of Witches–A Conversation with Katherine Howe and Brunonia Barry. Join me for an evening of magic, witchcraft, and Halloween fun, in conversation with Katherine Howe (THE PHYSIC BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, CONVERSION, THE PENGUIN BOOK OF WITCHES), and Brunonia Barry (THE LACE READER, THE MAP OF TRUE PLACES). The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and Signing. Details about tickets and signing policies to come.
10/28/15 New York City, New York Save the Date United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Brooklyn. New York City Halloween Event, save the date! Details to come.
10/30/15 Nashville, TN SALON@615 with Parnassus Books United States
Time: 6:15pm. Admission: $2.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 615 Church Street. Talk, Reading, Q&A and Signing. Tickets will go on sale online for a $2.50 convenience fee, two weeks prior to the event date at 8:00 a.m. CST. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations. For a priority spot in the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! Visit salon@615.org for more information. Buy Tickets More information
11/08/15 Santa Fe, NM Jean Cocteau Cinema United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10, $5 w/ purchase of paperback, Free with purchase of hardcover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: Tel: (505) 466-5528. Address: 418 Montezuma Ave.. Note: this event is a rescheduled event from summer 2015. If you had tickets to the original event, please contact the cinema for information on how to proceed before you buy additional tickets. Tel: (505) 466-5528 Onstage Q&A with Lorene Mills, Audience Q&A and Signing. This is a ticketed event ($10). Discounted tickets for those who purchase books ($5 ticket with paperback purchase, free with hardcover purchase). More information

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Phew. That’s a lot of air miles!

If events get added in these cities (I can’t imagine cities will get added, but additional events might be in various locations) I will let you know.

I hope to see many of you this summer on the road!

–Deb

 

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