I slept…

…on the plane to Seattle; in a hotel room in Seattle for four nights; in the same hotel room in Seattle for two totally konked-out hours during the day after an early morning TV thing; in a town car driving from Seattle to Portland; in a hotel room in Portland for about four hours; in the guest bedroom at my friends’ house in Portland for two more totally konked out hours; in the guest bedroom for three more nights; in a chair at the salon where we were getting pedicures; on the plane from Portland to Denver; on the plane from Denver to Chicago.

Thank you: Laurel and Mark, who put me up in Portland; Pam and Suzanne, who drove me to the Bellevue reading (I will email you!); Linda and Chiara, who hung out with us afterwards; Tiffany Midge, who took the photos at Third Place; Dawn and Jennifer, who took me out for drinks later; Charmaine, who painted my toes I’m Not Really A Waitress Red; Crofton, who helped me not freak out in the green room; Ron, who gave me a ride to the damn airport; everyone who showed up at all three readings; everyone who bought a book or asked a question or just nodded helpfully; all the bookstore folks (Don! Wendy! People at Powell’s!); Brian in Tulsa, for doing such a fun interview; the tattooed chick who cut my hair on short notice on a Sunday; anyone else I’ve neglected to mention.

If you’re in Seattle, you can get signed copies at the downtown Borders, Third Place Books, the University Bookstore Bellevue store, and Elliott Bay Books in Pioneer Square. Portland folks can find signed copies at the Lloyd Center Borders, the downtown Borders (including the “Borders Express,” where I guess all the books can be read more quickly than at the normal Borders); a Borders somewhere around Beaverton (it was a big strip mall); Powell’s. And if you’re in Chicago, YOU SHOULD COME TO MY READING ON THURSDAY AT THE BARNES & NOBLE WEBSTER PLACE 7:30 PM NO EXCUSES. Well, if you came to the last Chicago reading that might be an excuse.

I have much more to write about the past week, but that will have to be much later. I probably won’t get a chance to post much this week, since I have to get back to the job and the BUST column, too. I’ll let you know about upcoming radio stuff, including an appearance with Kathy and Judy on Wednesday, and I’ll post a few more photos, too.

That sound you just heard was my head hitting the desk. I slept there, too.

PDX rocks

There is free wireless here in the Portland airport. That’s all I have time to say.


Three readings, two television appearances, five radio interviews. (Just five? It feels like more.) Plus an all-day writers’ conference. It’s almost over but there’s just a little more I gotta do today. But if you miss me you can listen to this interview from yesterday. It’s about two minutes in. More later.

Seattle heads-up

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Everyone takes this picture

Monday morning I’m going to be on something called “Seattle Live” on KONG-TV. I don’t know what channel KONG TV is on, but I guess you would know, right?

Monday night at I am going to be reading at University Bookstore, Bellevue. It’s at 7:00 pm. (OOPS, NOT 6:00. They changed it.)

Tuesday night I’ll be at Third Place Books at 7pm. This is the Third Place store in Lake Forest Park, okay? Because I’ve heard there’s another store that just opened, but it’s NOT that one (even though I don’t even know where that other store is).

And once again, here is the handy Events Page with more details.

I’ll write more soon about the trip so far, but in the meantime you can check out the photos. See you tomorrow…