I am sitting at Denver International and waiting for a flight to PDX. That is my launching point for the One Summer Season Tour 2016, an eight-day swing through Oregon to fire up readers about my ebook. It doesn't have quite the fanfare of J.K. Rowling's book release, but it's going to be a good time.
The quick itinerary: PDX to Eugene, have an interview with Steve Mims of the Register-Guard, try to post fliers and leave PR cards at bookstores, the UO, etc. Trying to line up a radio interview on sports talk show. Go to Bend, have a reading in Prineville (The Hub bookstore) on Saturday and one in Bend (Dudley's Bookshop and Cafe) on Sunday. Off to The Dalles after that, and have a big get-together with friends/family/interested readers there.
Each place has strong ties to One Summer Season. I am looking forward to the opportunities and the good times. Yes, I am fine with public speaking after doing some impromptu speeches in Denver.