I have 27 appearances to make between October 14 and November 21. The prospect is both exhilarating (meeting the readers!) and daunting (27!). Just read an article by Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto, on the highs (a mom drove her teenager 4 hours on a school night so she could hear her favorite writer speak) and lows (changing clothes in a McDonald's bathroom). Click here to read the article. And click here to see the events on my tour schedule where I'm talking.