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Book Tour Appearances

NurtureShock Events


Events - 2007

Tues Jan 9th, 8 pm,
Books & Books,
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables
, FL
phone 305-442-4408

Washington DC - N. Virginia
Thurs Jan 11th,  7:30 pm,
Borders in Bailey's Crossroads
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Falls Church, Virginia
phone 703-998-0404

Boston - Newburyport MA
Jabberwocky Books in Newburyport
phone 978-465-9359

St Louis
Tues Jan 16th, 7 pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Av
St. Louis, MO 63108
phone 314-367-6731

Dayton, Ohio
Thurs Jan 18th, 7 pm
Books & Co
350 East Stroop Rd
(937) 298 6540

Phoenix - Tempe
Tues Jan 23rd, 7 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr.;
phone 480-730-0205

Thurs Jan 25th, 7 pm
Bookworks - Flying Star Plaza
4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
phone 505-344-8139

San Jose, CA
Monday, Jan 29th, 7 pm
Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley
Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose

San Francisco
Feb 16th, 1:00 pm
San Francisco Writer's Conference - Keynote Address
Mark Hopkins Intercontinental

San Jose, CA
March 2nd, noon
Public Library Association - Keynote Address
Fairmont San Jose


Recent Events - 2006
San Francisco, March 26 2006 - Headlands Center for Arts Benefit
San Francisco, April 10 2006 - LitPAC, @ The Makeout Room, (with ZZ Packer and Peter Orner)
San Francisco, May 2 2006 - Professional Business Women of California
San Francisco, May 4 2006 - Legal Services for Children
San Francisco, May 13 2006 - Groveling for Peace in the Middle East
Seattle, June 8, 2006 - Seattle Business Magazine
Edmonton, Alberta, July 28, 2006 - The Power Within
West Texas A&M University, September 8, 2006
Laguna Beach, September 18, 2006 - Institutional Investor
London, Ontario, September 19, 2006 - The Power Within
Iowa - October 3, 2006 - Wartburg College
Iowa - October 4, 2006 - Central College

2006 Book Tour
The following list is for public events to promote Why Do I Love These People? in November and December of 2005 and January and February of 2006. 
New York
| London/UK | Glasgow | Toronto
Chicago | Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Washington DC
Atlanta | Nashville | Seattle | Bellingham | Portland
San Diego | Santa Barbara | Los Angeles |
Denver | Boulder | San Francisco | Marin | Mountain View
Oakland | Marin | Danville | Santa Cruz | Berkeley
An explanation for why these cities and not others

Past Tour Events and Cities

Wednesday, November 16-NEW YORK
7:00 pm Talk & Signing
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY
Store Phone: 212/253-0810

I will be in London and other UK cities from January 7th 2006 to January 14th 2006. In London, we will have some wine and a public talk and signing on Thursday, January 12th, at 7 pm. The event is at Borders Books on Oxford Street (Oxford Circus Tube). 203 Oxford Street. Store phone is 020 7292 1600.

I will be in Glasgow on Wednesday night the 11th of January. We have an event that night at the Borders in Glasgow on Buchanan Street. Store phone 41 222 7750. 

Monday, January 16-MINNEAPOLIS
Please note: This event was previously listed as being at the Community Church, but it's been moved. 
7:00 pm Talk & Signing
Wayzata City Hall Community Room
600 Rice St.
Wayzata, MN  55391
Store Phone: 952/473-8341
Event is hosted by Bookcase of Wayzata

Tuesday, January 17-MILWAUKEE
7:00 pm Talk, Q&A, and Signing
Harry W. Schwartz
4093 N. Oakland Ave.
Shorewood, WI  53211
Store Phone: (414) 963-3111

Wednesday, January 18-CHICAGO
7:00 pm Talk & Signing
Transitions Bookplace
1000 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Store Phone: 312/951-7323

Thursday, January 19
Chapters – Bayview Village
7 pm. Talk & Signing
2901 Bayview Avenue, #132 Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6 
Store phone (416) 222-6323

Tuesday, January 24-ATLANTA
7:00 pm Discussion, Talk, & Signing
Borders Books and Music #15/Buckhead
3637 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30319
Store Phone: 404/237-0707

Wednesday, January 25-NASHVILLE
6:00 pm Talk & Signing
Davis-Kidd Booksellers
The Mall at Green Hills
2121 Green Hills Village Dr. 
Nashville, TN 37215

Monday, January 30-BELLINGHAM, WA
7:30 pm Talk & Signing
Village Books
1200 Eleventh Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225
Store Phone: 360/733-1599

Tuesday, January 31-SEATTLE, WA
7:00 pm Talk & Signing
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA

Wednesday, February 1-PORTLAND, OR
7:30 pm Talk & Signing
Powell's City of Books
Burnside Store Downtown

Tuesday, February 7-SAN DIEGO
 7:30 pm Talk & Signing
7812 Girard Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

Wednesday, February 8-SANTA BARBARA, CA
7:00 pm Talk & Signing
Chaucer's Bookstore 3321 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Thursday, February 9-BOULDER
7:30 pm Talk & Signing
Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

Friday, February 10-DENVER
7:30 pm Reading/Discussion/Signing
Tattered Cover/Cherry Creek
2955 E. 1st Avenue Denver, CO 80202

Very likely I will be appearing again the the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books April 29th or 30th in 2006. More to come.

I am probably coming back to Washington, but we don't have the date and store pinned down yet.


Tuesday, November 22-SAN FRANCISCO
7:00 pm Talk, & Signing
A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books
601 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
Store Phone: 415/441-6670

Wednesday, December 7-SAN FRANCISCO
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Talk & Signing
Stacey's Books 581 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94105
Store Phone: 415/896-1606

Thursday, December 8-SAN FRANCISCO
7:30 pm Talk & Signing
Books Inc.
301 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041

Saturday, January 21-MARIN
7:00 pm Talk, Q&A & Signing
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Store Phone 415/927-0960

Thursday, January 26-DANVILLE
7:00 pm Talk & Signing
Rakestraw Books 
409 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Store Contact: 925/837-7337

Thursday, February 2-OAKLAND
7:00 PM Talk & Signing
A Great Good Place for Books (Mont Clair Literary Night)
6210 LaSalle Ave Oakland, CA 94611

Monday, February 6 - BERKELEY
7:30 pm Talk & Signing
Cody's Books 
2454 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, February 15 - SANTA CRUZ
7:30 pm Talk & Signing
Capitola Cafe
1475 41st Ave
Capitola, CA 95010

Why these cities and not others?
We have had great events in so many cities the last few years. Never fewer than a hundred readers in the audience, and often up to four hundred. I, and my publisher, are extremely grateful that you all come out to hear me talk. My publisher definitely wants to make sure I see some cities this time that I have not been to before. So cities like Nashville, (where I've spoken, but not at a bookstore), and Atlanta, (again I've done a library event but not a bookstore event), and Bellingham, and San Diego - they are all on the list this season, while other cities where I've had great events (Boston, Miami, DC, Houston) are not on the list - at least yet. Want to lobby my publisher? By all means, please do. For the paperback tour, I will probably go back to other cities I've loved visiting before - Vancouver, Kansas City, Miami, Boston, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Detroit, et cetera.

Recent Tour Events
Tennessee State University, Nashville
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick NJ

Previous Tours
January 04 paperback bookstore cities:
New York / Washington DC / Atlanta / San Francisco
Milwaukee / Dallas / Portland / Seattle / Toronto 
Vancouver / London

2003 bookstore events were held in the following cities:
Houston / Ann Arbor / Miami / Denver / San Francisco / Silicon Valley / East Bay / North Bay / Santa Cruz / New York / Chicago / Seattle / Austin / Minn-St.Paul / Los Angeles / Kansas City

My 2003 College Tour took me to Schnectady NY, Topeka KS, Toledo OH, Rock Island IL, Boston, San Diego, Puyallup WA, Long Beach CA, and Long Island NY.