I’m going through a couple new phases with my upcoming book (available for pre-order now!):
This first and current one is “the blurb phase.” That means my publisher has sent out nearly final versions of my book to various fancy people with the hope that they have enough time in their busy lives to read it and write a blurb to go on the back cover.
It’s really an exciting time because we’ve carefully chosen people who probably won’t hate the book. Which is to say, I’ve started to get positive feedback, and not much negative feedback. That’s a nice feeling!
So pretty much I’d like to hold on to this moment for as long as possible, because when the book is reviewed more widely, the critics – at least some of them – will hate the book. That will be tough, but of course I wrote it to be provocative. So I hope my skin is thick enough for that.
The other thing that’s happening right now, book-wise, is that I’m scheduling a tour for when the book comes out in September. To be precise, the book comes out September 6th, then the tour starts, hopefully after a party, hopefully where my band plays.
So far I think I’m sticking mostly to the East Coast, but I think I have something in San Francisco as well, and perhaps a stop in the midwest in October.
So, readers, what do you think? Are there awesome places I should be sure to visit? People and communities that love books? I have no idea how this all works but I’m guessing I can add stuff if it works with the schedule.