This month I’ve had the sincere pleasure of working with Megan Kruse on planning the upcoming tour for her debut novel Call Me Home, which launches on March 1. Hunting down contact information for bookstore event coordinators and sending out mass emails has been a bit convoluted, and juggling schedules with logical travel routes hurts my brain, but it’s all paying off. We now have more than 20 events scheduled in nearly 20 cities, and we’re not even done planning!
Megan gave me an outline of her dream tour and let me fly with it, so I’m keeping her busy with a whirlwind trip around the country from March 1 through May. She’s been so patient in dealing with all of my questions and very flexible and open to what I’ve set up for her.
I’ve been feeling pretty popular with a consistently full inbox of emails from event coordinators who are all more than happy to host Megan at their stores. So many people have been enthusiastic about Megan’s spring book tour and it’s gratifying to know that so many cities will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Megan and Call Me Home. Even the stores that I’ve struggled to get in touch with were gracious and helpful with the planning process once we finally did connect.
Overall this has been a fun planning process and I’m excited to see how the tour goes this spring! Megan kicks off her tour on March 5 at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington.
Tour dates so far:
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington, Thursday, March 5 @ 7pm
Barnes and Noble Pacific Place, Seattle, Washington, Saturday, March 7 @ 1-3pm
Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:30pm
Orca Books, Olympia, Washington, Friday, March 13 @ 7pm
Barnes and Noble Bellingham, Bellingham, WA, Saturday, March 14 @ Noon
Unchaste Reading series, Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, March 17 @ 7pm
Barnes and Noble Tanasbourne, Beaverton, Oregon, Wednesday, March 18 @ 6pm
Barnes and Noble Olympia, Olympia, Washington, Saturday, March 21 @ 2-5pm
BookPeople of Moscow, Moscow, Idaho, Friday, March 24 @ 7pm
Auntie’s Books, Spokane, Washington, Wednesday, March 25 @ 7pm
Fact and Fiction Bookstore, Missoula, Montana, Thursday, March 26 @ 7pm
Barnes and Noble Missoula, Missoula, Montana, Saturday, March 28 @ 2pm
Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas, Monday, March 30 @ 7pm
University of Houston, Victoria, Houston, Thursday, April 2 @ 12pm and @ 5:30pm
Barnes and Noble Arboretum, with guest moderator Vincent Scarpa of The Austin Review, Austin, Texas, Friday, April 3 @ 7 pm
Barnes and Noble San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, April 4 @ 1-3pm
2015 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair, Minneapolis, MN, Saturday, April 11 @ 4:30pm
Barnes and Noble Downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, Monday, April 13 @ 6pm
A Room of One’s Own, Madison, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 15 @ 6pm
The Book Cellar, Chicago, Illinois, Friday, April 24 @ 7pm
Books Inc. Castro, San Francisco, California, Wednesday, May 6 @ 7pm
Book Soup, Los Angeles, California, Monday, May 11 @ 7pm
The Writer’s Block, Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday, May 14 @ 7pm
The Duck Store, Eugene, Oregon, Wednesday, May 27 @ 7pm
Broadway Books, Portland, Oregon, Thursday, May 28 @ 7pm