Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day in Columbia where I signed at the local BAM. My long-time friend and mentor, Faith Hunter, was there to help me celebrate that number one spot, and she got everyone excited as they waited for me to arrive. There was even cake, and a beautiful card that a great many of the readers signed. It might seem odd, but seeing all those signatures after I spent the afternoon giving you mine–made me feel really good and connected. Thank you. (Click the photo to go to the high resolution photo to lift for your own use.)
Me and Faith Hunter. She writes the Jane Yellowrock series, and having the chance to see her on tour was a real treat.
Tonight, I’m at Foxtale books in Atlanta, and I can’t wait!
Quail Ridge Books and Music was a packed house! I loved seeing all the familiar faces, and lots of new ones! lots of roadies to help me celebrate.
If Raleigh is anything, it’s enthusiastic. There were tons of tour Ts from this and previous years, and even a few homemade Hollows shirts which I loved seeing. (Just click the group photo to go to the higher resolution copy to snag for your own use.)
The store itself is wonderful, with staff that know and love books. I left lots of signed stock and even a few Free Vampire Society pins if you’re in the area and missed the signing. I’ve got the rest of the photos at the website, here: [More Photos]
Also, one of the interviews I did while in Cincinnati has been archived and is available to listen to. I do believe I’ve talked to Mark Dewitt on Cover to Cover every year I’ve gone to Cincinnati. Cover to Cover: Kim Harrison discusses the Undead Pool. This is a fairly spoiler free interview.
Today, I’ll be in Columbia, out at Books A Million for my one day-time event. Yay! Hope to see some of you there!
I’m sort of taking a rest day today, though I will be at Quail Ridge Books and Music tonight at 7:30. I hope someone comes out and braves that cold rain, because right now as I’m sitting in my hotel writing this, the wind is shaking the window. Wow! I’ve been to Quail Ridge before, though, and the store is warm and inviting.
Kim and Teresa on CT Style
I’ve had a few links go live in the last few days, the first being the small segment on CT Style I did while in Connecticut. The link should take you right to it, but if not, the segment aired yesterday on CT Style, book lover’s corner. Theresa and Kim chat about the Undead Pool
The event that was recorded by Fireman Creative at the Pittsburg event is up at YouTube as well. You can see it here: Kim Harrison Event at Pittsburgh B&N http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN2_x7IapsQ
This is what a happy author looks like . . .
And this is my Boston roadies helping me celebrate that The Undead Pool is going to drop into the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller hardcover list next week. (insert happy dance here)
Phew! It was a very good night, not just for me, but my team in New York who was behind the massive promotional effort that started in October. It feels good when everything you do comes together. Magical.
This was the second time I’d been to the Boston Public Library, and it was the best! Lots of familiar faces and people I’d been in contact with on FB.
More Boston pictures
I’m headed to Raleighh today, and will be at Quail Ridge Books tomorrow. See you there!
Today started busy for me with a quick segment at Connecticut Style. It might be airing tomorrow, or maybe it was today, actually, but in any regard, I will give you the link to see it on the internet when it goes up. Here’s a nice shot of me and Teresa, the host.
Update: Here’s a link to the archived segment. CT Style Book lover’s corner Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool
Kim and Teresa on Connecticut Style
But last night it was The Ridgefield Library, and I have to say it was probably my most enthusiastic crowd to date. I might even go so far as to say the most energetic per capita I’ve ever had the good fortune to talk with. I had only two roadies, but that’s not surprising as it’s the first time I’d ever been there. Books on the Common was the bookseller on site, and I left a couple of signed books with them if you’re in the area and missed the event.
The Connecticut ladies! I think these ladies were the reason the crowd was so excited. They were fabulous! Thanks for braving the cold to come see me speak!
If you’re looking for the rest of the photos of the event, click here to go right to the website. [HERE]
Tonight, I’ll be at the Boston Public Library. I’ve been there once before, and I can’t wait to get back.
New York was as wonderful as always, and to make it even more special, Guy and I had the chance to hang out with some of the people at Harper and B&N who make the books the success they are. It was during tea at Alice’s Cup that I got pixed with blue glitter, but it was okay because it came with a tiara and wand, which I then wore to the event. (Yep, we’re silly like that.) It’s so rare to get us all in one place!
And my NY roadies! Thank you, ladies for braving the cold. (click the photo to go to a high res picture that you can snag for yourself.) This is probably the only shot you’ll ever see of me with a tiara and blue sparkles. (nahhh, I’d do it again.)
If you remember, I did an interview for FiremanCreative while in Pittsburgh, where Jillian escorted me around the city for a few stops including the Google campus. The interview popped up today, so check it out for a better idea of what my day is like while on tour. Fun! [A Magical Day with Kim Harrison] There’s a link to the livestream of the event as well.
Tonight I’m headed over to Ridgefield Connecticut, to their temporary library site on Governor Street. Hope to see some of you there!
Yeah, this just about made my day Saturday while I was gearing up for Saratoga’s event. I missed the live broadcast because, you know . . . sleep? But you can be sure I went to the archived internet version and watched it. Dude. How cool is that?
I’d never been to Northshire books in Saratoga, but it was a great event with lots of readers and even a few roadies, which isn’t a given in a venue that is new to me. (just click the image to go to a high-resolution photo for you to lift if you were there and want it.) The bookstore itself is impressive, catering to a wide taste. They even have a great SF/fantasy section. I left a lot of signed stock if you’re in the area and missed out.
These ladies were not at the event per say, but they did have a few questions for me while I was signing books–and their hands! I bet there’s a budding author or two in there.
I’ve lots more pictures at the website: here
Sorry for being so late in posting. It’s been a busy day. (But I’ve got tomorrow off! Yay!)
The signing at the B&N in Pittsburgh was fabulous. I’d never been to Pittsburgh, but like Cincinnati, you guys have kept your architecture. You have your windy, twisty roads, your history, and even a river running through it. Makes me wonder if maybe I should base a spinnoff series there. (Things that make you go, hummmm . . .)
I had lots of roadies, and because it was a “virgin” crowd, lots of questions and even more books. (Phew!) Thank you everyone who hung to the end to get all your books signed. It was a great event. If you want a high res version of the roadies photo, just click and lift for your own use.
click for high-resolution photo for yourself
More photos of the event are [ here] This was the event that was live-broadcast. We had some difficulty with the sound, as I understand it, but it’s been cleaned up and archived. If you can’t make it to an event, this is the next best thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN2_x7IapsQ
It wasn’t working when I posted the link, but I’ll keep checking until I’m sure it’s up and running. And since we’re talking about stuff coming up, I have a list I’ve been compiling for a few days of cracker-jack reviews, the AMA I did with Reddit, and the live broadcast of last night’s event. Check ‘em out!
Booktalk Nation audio chat with Kim Harrison and Jeaniene Frost
Tor.com : Chosen Families
Infodad.com Family-focused reviews
AMA at reddit
Minneapolis was colder than I remembered, but just about everything east of the Mississippi is right now. We had a great signing out at the Galleria B&N, where the crowd was decidedly slanted to new event-goers. Lots of tour Ts, as you can see! (If you in the picture, just click it for the high-def version to snag for your own use.)
There was a surprise reader in the crowd, and I didn’t even recognize him until he spoke up. “Devin Crossman”, the ill-fated reporter from the Hollows Gazette who was the unique POV of The Hollows Insider, was there. Well, the man who’s picture won the contest to be included, anyway.
Tonight I’m in Pittsburg. It took two planes and a 4:30 wake up, but I’m here. Just pump me full of caffeine, and I’ll be fine. This is the event that is going to be live broadcast, so if you can’t make it to an event, this will give you a great idea of what happens at one. It all starts around 7:00 PM EST, but you might want to drop in at the site and make sure your computers are talking to each other, especially if you’re going to take part in the chat. http://www.vivolive.com/KimHarrison/the-undead-pool
“See” you there!
Cincinnati! It felt like coming home when we came round that bend and saw the new skyline. That blue building on the right is the crown building. There was some discussion whether or not to include it in the skyline of the Hollows Insider. I voted not to, because the timeline of the books didn’t have it.
Once there, it was a quick lunch a block from Fountain Square, and then on to some media. Soon as the segments have aired, I’ll have links to them. One is video, taken at The Cincinnatian, the hotel that I feature in the last book.
And then the signing! I can not believe how many roadies were there. (if you’re wanting a high-res picture, click the image to pull it up, then snag it for your own use.) It was a packed house, with people standing in the stacks. The questions were great, and everyone’s patience was appreciated as it took a long time to get to the end. I left a handful of signed copies, but we pretty much sold them out. This is a very cool store, so if you’ve never been there, go check them out. They floored me with the Hollows-themed menu they’d created with the nearby eatery. You could get a demon coffee, and even a dead-man’s float! (It was so cool!)