Happy birthday, Duane!

I had a nice time hanging out and signing books at Seattle Mystery Bookshop yesterday afternoon. Store manager Fran Fuller, who’d already written a really sweet review of The Mirage for the store website, had me inscribe a copy of the novel for Rachel Maddow. Fran doesn’t actually know Rachel Maddow, but she’s decided Rachel really ought to read the book, and if anyone can write a cover letter good enough to make that happen, it’s probably Fran.

Last night I was at University Book Store, where SF buyer and event coordinator Duane Wilkins was on hand to introduce me, despite the fact that it was his birthday—because booksellers, like ninjas and postal workers, have a code. Nice audience for the reading, and as an added bonus I scored a hardcover copy of Gordon Dahlquist’s The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, which a friend had recommended to me.

Tonight I’ll be reading at the Lake Forest Park location of Third Place Books, starting at 6:30 PM (a few online local event calendars have the start time listed as 7 PM, but I double checked with the bookstore, and we’re definitely scheduled for half past six). Then on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM I’ll be at Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island. (For a full schedule of upcoming events, click here.)