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Changing Hands Books Has My Heart!

So Tempe was my fourth city in as many days the other week. Man was I exhausted. But who wouldn't be energized by the wonderful reception I received in Tempe? To kick off my time there, I did a TV interview with the very awesome Alberto Rios who I met at Bread Loaf in 2009. I can't wait to see the piece air. He's a wonderful interviewer and I was surprised by how comfortable I felt. Then it was time for the big literary luncheon the next day at Changing Hands Bookstore.
It has been a dream to read at Changing Hands because 1) it is a legendary indie bookstore; and 2) it's Barbara Kingsolver territory. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugYup, it's got everything going for it--plus a wonderful group of folks running it: Brandon, Pinna, Cindy, and of course, Gayle and Bob. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugI was shocked to see the turnout. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugSome 80+ folks showed up to hear little ol' me. Well, I sure I hope I brought it, because those guys were the best audience! Just the best! I signed books forever--I know I take too long to sign, but I so enjoy meeting folks and hearing their stories. Gayle, can we do this again? I want to re-up -- maybe do a cocktail hour for those who missed the daytime event because of work--I'm game if you are! Oh, and one last thing. I met the loveliest woman whose name is Yvonne. I didn't get her contact information and I would love to send her a note. If you know her, please tell her I would love to hear from her.


We would love to have you back, anytime, any hour, any day.  Lots of great response from your raving fans after the event.  We sold more books to those who heard how wonderful you were and couldn’t get there because they were working.  It is authors like you who give us hope for the future of the book—real physical books that connect authors to their readers.  It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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