Big news: I finally have the go ahead to announce my appearance dates for Lock and Key!

Monday April 21, 7:00PM (The night before the official pub date, so it’s extra exciting!)
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth Street
Durham NC 27705

Friday, April 25, 4:30PM
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008

Thursday May 1, 4:00PM
Barnes & Noble #1955
7660 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta GA 30022

Thursday May 1, 6:30PM
Georgia Center for the Book/Margaret Mitchell House
Event held at The Decatur Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur GA 30030

Saturday May 3, 3:00PM
Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh NC 27607

Sunday May 18, 2:00PM
McIntyre’s Fine Books
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Pittsboro NC 27312

Now, I know what you might be thinking: that’s not so many dates. Especially since for Just Listen, I was on a ten day book tour, with LOTS of different events. But things are (clearly) different this time around, and the truth is I just can’t bear to be away from my baby that much. At the same time, though, I really wanted to get out and promote the book, so my fab publicist at Penguin, Allison, worked up this very nice and not-too-scary schedule for me. But if I’m not coming anywhere near you, never fear. We’re going to be doing a lot of fun online promotion—details to come!—so it’s my hope that you’ll still be able to get a sort-of-like-a-reading experience. And there’s going to be a sweepstakes! With the chance to win a necklace and signed books!

I think I am overdoing it with the exclamation points! I’m sorry!


In other news, is anyone else watching High School Confidential on the WE channel? (I know someone else is, as I got a comment about it the other day. So besides the two of us: anyone else?) I have to say it’s pretty compelling. They followed a group of girls for four years, from when they were freshmen to seniors, so you really get to see how they changed and what happened to them. The only quibble I have is that I kind of wish, instead of showing one or two girls per episode, and their entire four years, that they stretched it out a bit, so we got a greater sense of the time passing. Does that make sense? Probably not. I have a cold, so I feel like I’m underwater, shouting up to the surface.

Speaking of which, I took this picture by accident the other day, hitting the camera on my computer with my elbow. I was about to delete it when it occurred to me that it kind of captures exactly how I feel I DO look, these days. Kind of askew, fragmented, but with a lovely background:

Have a good day, everyone!

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