I was at Orinda Books for a presentation today. (See above.) Great store. Very civilized crowd of 20 or so (including my sister, my sister, her friend Scott, and the Sorenson sisters from my high school days) listened to me drone on. The average person bought 1.25 books.
Tomorrow at 6AM, 40 hours of insanity begin. I drive the 350 miles down to LA and pick up book tour partner Libby Fischer Hellmann in Santa Monica. From there we head to Book 'Em in South Pasadena for a drop by and then on to the Redondo Beach Library where at 5PM we will be at the mercy of the charming yet diabolical A.H. Ream who will interview us. Back to Santa Monica for an 8.30PM dinner with godson, wife, and colleague. The next morning we have another drop by, then Mysteries to Die For in Thousand Oaks at 11AM, and back to the Mystery Bookstore in Westwood by 1.30PM. Maybe a quick coffee with friends and then I-5 for the 350 miles back to Palo Alto. Sunday at 3 we're back on stage at the Oakland Library.
I love tests like this. I'm a stubborn cuss and will not plead fatigue or old age!