So far, these are the confirmed dates and places where I’ll be signing copies of Beaucoup Arlo & Janis and, in some cases, embarrassing myself with a program presentation.
- Saturday, Feb. 4: The Gnu’s Room, Auburn, Alabama. There will be an informal program (meaning I haven’t really come up with anything yet) beginning at 4 p.m., after which I will hang around and sign books until they run me out.
- Saturday, Feb. 11: Lemuria Books, Jackson, Mississippi. I will be signing books at legendary Lemuria Books beginning at 1 p.m. No speech is planned, but you never know.
- Saturday, Feb. 25: The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis. This signing in the adopted hometown of you-know-who will be at 1 p.m., and I’m excited. I lived for 12 years in western Tennessee, not in Memphis but within its gravitational pull. This will be something of a homecoming.
- Thursday, March 22: H. Grady Bradshaw Library, Valley, Alabama. This is the real homecoming, my return to “the Valley” of Beaucoup Arlo & Janis fame. This is an 11 a.m. luncheon appearance, complete with food. However, you know what they say about a free lunch; you’ll have to listen to me give a program, followed by the inevitable sales pitch.
- Sunday, March 25: Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tennessee. This 3 p.m. signing will be at the new and highly touted independent bookstore started by co-owners Karen Hayes and author Ann Patchett. They’re making waves in independent-bookstore circles, and I’m proud to be a ripple.
- Tuesday, April 3: Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch, Mobile, Alabama. This will be a 6:30 p.m. program and signing in the original capital of French Louisiana, founded in 1702.
- Monday, April 9: Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore, Tupelo, Mississippi. This will be a noon signing in the book department of an old-fashion department store that is anything but.
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