On the Road. Or in the Air. NM, TX, MD, DC

As you read this, I am probably sitting in an airport somewhere.  Or maybe I'm here:   Wednesday, October 12, 2011  7 PM Bookworks Albuquerque, NM Thursday, October 13, 2011  7 PM Book People Austin, TX Friday, October 14, 2011 11:30 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin, TX Saturday, October 15, 2011  1:00 Blue Willow Books (Event location TBA) Houston, TX Monday, October 17, 2011 8:00 pm Silver Spring...

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On the Road: California & New Mexico

A three-week book tour that starts in California in early October and ends up in late October in Boston?  Sure, I can pack for that.  Here I go.  If you don't hear much from me in October, it's because I'm doing this: Thursday, October 6, 2011 7 pm Conservatory of Flowers "Wicked Bugs" lecture. Tickets $10/$7 for members San Francisco, CA Saturday, October 8, 2011 10 AM at Orange County Great Park 12 noon...

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Off to Seattle!

It's time for me to start flying around on airplanes again. I'll be on the road for most of October.  Meanwhile, here I go to Seattle for a couple days!  I'm speaking at the Washington State Master Gardener conference, but if you're going to that one, you're already registered and you're packing your bags, too.  Here are a couple other events I'll be doing while I'm in town– talking about...

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Off to Tucson!

In one of the more difficult gigs I've had to suffer through in recent memory, I'm off to Loews Ventana Canyon, a posh resort in Tucson–Tucson being a place that is (a) warm; (b) easily accessible by my BFF in Albuquerque; (c) sunny; (d) beautiful; and (e) home of good friend Scott Calhoun, who has promised to let me buy a round this time. They've invited me out to be an Author-in-Residence for the weekend, which means that I...

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Bay Area Bug March

To say that this is a complicated book tour would be an understatement. If you'd like to come out to one of these events, give the folks a call ahead of time and make sure the date and time is right.  Just in case.  Hope to see you there! Wednesday, June 1, 2011 7 pm Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco, CA (This one's about Wicked Plants) Thursday June 2, 2011 California State Master Gardener Conference Sonoma,...

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East Coast Bug Invasion

The bug march continues. Here's the plan for New York and Connecticut–would love to see you East Coast types while I'm there!  Monday, May 23, 2011 6 PM Horticultural Society of New York New York City, NY Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:30 PM Clearfield Public Library Williamsville, NY  (This is the Buffalo area–Elizabeth, Michele and I will actually get to hang out together and drink some of whatever wonderful thing...

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Wicked Bugs March on Los Angeles

Hey y'all–I'm heading to LA this week.  Get your wicked bugs on at one of these events–I'd love to see you there. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7 pm Vroman's Bookstore Pasadena, CA Friday, May 13, 2011 10:30 AM Laguna Beach Garden Club Laguna Beach,...

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A Suitcase Full of Bed Bugs. And Termites. And Spiders. And….

When The Earth Moved came out, I traveled with a little plastic container holding a few live worms in dirt.  When Flower Confidential came out, I picked up fresh cut flowers and took them into bookstores and TV studios.  And for Wicked Plants, I carried around a box of poison seeds and sometimes picked up an actual wicked plant or two for show-and-tell.  You need props on a book tour.  You especially need them for TV...

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Denver, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, St. Louis–See You There!

The Wicked Bugs book tour starts next week.  I have yet to actually see a copy of the finished book–they have just been printed, I'm told–so I might get a copy in my hands before I leave for the tour, or I might meet up with it on the road.  Regardless, I'd really like to meet up with you on the road. A book tour is a perilous thing–because the book is so new, you never really know if anyone will want to...

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Rochester, NY and San Francisco Bay Area–here I go!

And it's time for another mad dash through questionable weather!  (Last week's run to San Francisco for the garden show involved all the roads in and out of Humboldt County getting shut down due to 3 inches of snow.  I know, I know, we Californians are such wimps.) Anyway, off I go to Rochester, NY, where I will be speaking on Flower Confidential at Nazareth College on Thursday.  I also get to spend 3 hours that day...

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