New York was great. I had an awesome time with Jeff, Karen and Alison, although it makes me sad we don't see each other more often. Jim Born and Jeff together, Jesus, they're funny. I laughed hard all weekend. The Annual MWA Board Meeting went well, and I'm excited to be part of such a dynamic group for 2010.
My travel/promo for NO MERCY isn't close to done. I head to Pierre (pronounced pier) tomorrow for a booksigning at Prairie Pages, a store I love. And on Saturday I'm at Barnes & Noble in Sioux Falls at 2:00 and then we drive 70 miles south to Sioux City, IA, for another booksigning at Barnes and Noble at 7:00. Then we climb back in the truck and head back to Rapid City since the booksigning at my "home" Borders store will commence at 2:00 pm on Sunday.
Oh, and through all this I have a freakin' book to finish. What me? Panicked? What gave you that idea?
I've never done an extensive book tour before, so it's thrilling and exhausting. Mostly thrilling for this South Dakota girl.
So if you can't make it to see me live and in person -- the schedule is updated on my website News/Appearances -- guess what? I've been strong-armed into joining the Facebook nation. Seriously. As both Lori Armstrong and Lorelei James. Oh, and I think Dr. J must've caught me when I was smoking crack because I've now got a Twitter account under both names too. No clue how to do any of it, so if I don't respond right away, don't take it personally. I'm still trying to figure out how to tweet with my bone tools and stone tablet.
BTW- the names in the blog post title are little towns in South Dakota that I pass through on I-90. Share some of the weirder town names in your area, FOFO's.
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