Off on book tour

I’ll be on the road for the next few days on book tour, and hope I’ll be able to meet readers at my various signings.  First stop will be on Tuesday evening 9/25 at Baileys Crossroads, VA, at Borders Books and Music.  Then on Wednesday 9/26, it’s on to Atlanta, where I’ll appear at the Margaret Mitchell House at 6 PM.  On 9/27, at 7 PM, I’ll be at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

What can you expect if you come to my signing?  A lot of gory stories.  I don’t like to read from my books, but I do like to talk about how the story came about.  So I’ll be talking about the state of medicine in 1830, from what it was like to be a medical student (and how do you dig up a body?) to how amputations were done in that era before anesthesia.  People with weak stomachs are forewarned.

And I just want to shout out a huge thanks to my reader, Darijana in Virginia, who emailed me about an incorrect posting on the Borders website.  Because of her sharp eyes, a booksigning disaster at Baileys Crossroads was averted!

More posts when I get home again. 

24 replies
  1. Kyle K.
    Kyle K. says:

    Hey Tess!

    I look forward to seeing you in Cambridge! I’m trying to get a bunch of my writers group to come and see you too, since our meetings are on Thursday nights… So, hopefully you’ll have a bunch of us in the crowd (if not, I’ll be there!)…

    Good luck on the tour!

    Oh, erm, why are you going from Maine to Virginia to Atlanta to Cambridge? Who planned this trip? Haha…

  2. ZanyMom
    ZanyMom says:

    That’s a lot of travel to squeeze into just a few days! (From someone who traveled to Atlanta and back via Kentucky and then Virginia this summer…).

  3. april
    april says:

    I’ll be there tonight! No early labor for me. The baby has been fairly warned that there are priorities in this life and the booksigning is one of them. I can’t wait! You got beautiful weather. It’s supposed to be 85 today and 90 tomorrow.

  4. Tom Young
    Tom Young says:

    Oh pooh, I need to check here more often, right now I’d be down in VA getting a signed copy of my book… LOL

  5. knaster
    knaster says:

    If any of you can get a chance to meet Tess, grab the moment. I met her last year at a book signing in NYC and she is one of the most educated, sophisticated, and sweetest person.
    Thanks, Tess. Almost a year later, and I still talk about it.

  6. april
    april says:

    I agree with knaster. The book signing was great. I may have gotten caught up shopping so showed up moments late, but I was so glad I went even if I did go by myself which I hate to do. She is such a great speaker and gracious to everyone who comes out. I can’t wait to read the book now! I have been talking about it long enough that I have a long list of leeches (er, family) that wish to borrow it as well – maybe in preparation to our trip to the Bodies exhibit in town next month.

  7. ec
    ec says:

    Dammit. I live in Rhode Island and would very happily schlepp up to Harvard Square, but my kids have class on Thursday night, which means no transportation for mom.

  8. Vanessa F
    Vanessa F says:

    Good luck on the book tour Tess! I just wanted you to know that I live in Austin, TX and when I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble today, your book was prominently displayed at the front of the store 🙂 I don’t know if that was the case the day it was released. But it is out now. I bought the book and I’m starting it tonight even though I’m in thje middle of about four other books!

  9. Kyle K.
    Kyle K. says:

    Hey Tess! I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to Cambridge to see you…! Something came up and I couldn’t go, and I feel really bad about it. I hope there was a good turnout! I’m going to be buying TBG this weekend and start reading it!

  10. Therese Fowler
    Therese Fowler says:

    My local (Raleigh) Borders and B&N have THE BONE GARDEN well displayed, and I now have a copy in my possession. I’m sure it’s this last that propelled the book to #10 on the new NYT list and #4 on PBW. 🙂

    Congratulations on the stellar results!

  11. ebenezerearl
    ebenezerearl says:

    #10 on the NYT bestseller list is a great start! And that’s before lots of books even got displayed. I’m on page 95 and lovin it.

  12. theellisons
    theellisons says:

    I can not even believe my horrid luck. I just thought I would check your tour dates and you were here just 4 days ago. Best of luck on the rest of the tour. I am an avid fan and can’t wait to get my hands on The Bone Garden!

  13. marianne sagen
    marianne sagen says:

    while i have read and enjoyed every book you have written, i am stunned by the amazingly rich story the bone garden tells. without a doubt you just get better and better. a fascinating tale with wonderful history and spell binding presentation. thank you and have a great tour

  14. Craig
    Craig says:

    I’ll be getting my copy of The Bone Garden today but I’m finishing up a riveting book by newcomer Steven James called The Pawn. The Illusionist dispatches his victims according to the rules of tournament chess. [“A man should have a hobby”–Marion Crane to Norman Bates.] I noticed that once one gets on the NY Times list amazing things can happen. Yesterday The Bone Garden was ranked #515 on Amazon and this morning it’s #317. [Is the watch party on again?] But let’s talk about what is really important here. Tess, your readers are sticking with you while you try new things and that is most encouraging.

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