Barnes & Noble, plus more Internet buzz about Hagridden

Not much happening on the blog tour until tomorrow, gang, but there are still loads of things happening online regarding #Hagridden.

A couple days ago, I was very happy to discover that Malvern Books in Austin had done a blog post about my reading with Zoë Miller, including photos, both my and Zoë’s videos, and a special shout-out to my new reading-selfie habit. 🙂

Then today I discover that TimeOut Austin, in their list of Top 10 things to do in San Antonio this weekend, named my Meet & Greet and booksigning at Barnes & Noble as #9!

Because today was just a signing, rather than a reading, there wasn’t really a crowd to do a selfie with, but I did take a photo wth the event sign:

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I also got a selfie with my old college friend, the comedian and scriptwriter Justin Cooper!

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The table was a good set-up (thanks, Barnes & Noble!), and I had a blast visiting with people who stopped by the buy the book, including an excited young writer who wanted to know all about my process! (She called herself an “aspiring writer,” and I asked if she’d written anything yet. She said she’d written a few short stories, and I said, “Then you’re not an aspiring writer — you ARE a writer!” She seemed so happy to hear that!) 

There’s also a brief mention in the Bandera County Courier newspaper about tomorrow night’s reading and salon discussion at Schreiner University, as well as a lovely article/interview on the Schreiner website!

And there’s the news from the other day that I’ll be appearing at the University of Arkansas — Fort Smith on Thursday, August 28, as the kickoff to their “Read This!” series!

Of course, the blog tour also rolls on, picking up again tomorrow with a fun interview with Nathaniel Tower, and plenty more posts all this coming week.

Oh! And by now, several of you have mentioned that you’re blazing through the novel or might even have already finished it. So when you get a chance, maybe hop over to wherever you read book reviews (Goodreads? Powell’s? Amazon? Barnes & Noble?) and drop a quick review. You can be honest. I’d just love to see some response!

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