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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More