Get your T4-Angel seeds here!

Itomatofreebie2017‘ve got some good news if you wanted one of the promotional packets of T4-Angel seeds and were not able to attend a signing. Tim and I have a few hundred left, so if you want one of these bad boys, (they are really beefsteak tomato seeds) send me a SASE. (an envelope with your address and stamps on it so all we have to do is drop the packet in and mail it to you.)

If you’ve never send me a SASE, the instructions and address are at the website here: SASE instructions.

Unfortunately because these are real seeds, we can not ship overseas.

Also, if you heard about the missing chapter seven from THE TURN that features Ceri and Al and fits in between chapter six and seven of the published text, it is now available here: Original Chapter Seven.


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Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati


Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati has been one of my favorite bookstores for a long time. There’s always a big crowd coming out from Cincinnati and the Hollows, er, Covington across the Ohio River, and that night was no exception. We had great questions, some happy giveaways, and lots and lots of signing.


And did I mention some of you wore your Hollows Turn T-shirts? Crap on toast, there were a lot of Hollows roadies! We had to move our traditional family photo to the stairway!
Next Hollows book, I’m making tie-die T’s.

One of my favorite groups to come through the line. She got the men in her life hooked on the Hollows!


The winner of the one-of-five poster!


And after you leave, I sign the stock. Here I am with the ladies who kept the line moving and the caffeine in my cup, Annette and Kelly. Thanks, ladies! It was a great night.

For the rest of the boatload of pictures that were taken that night, click here. (If the page is empty, try again later. My service provider is not being  johnny-on-the-spot about updating my pages when I’m done with updating them.)


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B and N in Sacramento, CA

I’d only been to Sacramento once before, so I wasn’t sure there would be many readers to spend my evening with, but WOW, you guys came out. So many familiar faces from some of my usual spots that I wasn’t able to get to this year. And at the end of a sunny day, too. Flying in, I could see all the water damage from your rains, and I hope you have a couple of dry days after I leave. Here I am with my B&N roadies. As always, if you want a high-res copy for yourself, just click to go to the larger picture.

We had one of those textured posters to give away, too.

Tim caught me signing this one.

And the very last reader, who stumbled into the signing, coming into the store to pick up a copy and finding to her surprise that I was here to sign it!


Tonight I’ll be in Cincinnati, and I can’t wait. It always feels like coming home.

To see the rest of the photos Tim took at B&N, look here.


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Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego CA



Family photo time! I had a lot of Mysterious Galaxy roadies. I hadn’t been to MG since the Ever After tour, so this was my first time in the new store. I very much like their new digs, and I’m looking forward to seeing how their new back room evolves into chaos and loving nick knacks they all have. This is the first time I’d seen one with a fake cat perched at the ceiling, though.

Tim getting a picture of Rob taking a picture of the family photo!

The winners of the very limited poster. We’ve got two more to give away, and then they will be gone, just like the shirts. (Plates will be destroyed when we get home, and there will be no more.)

Tradition dictates that this photo be taken. (grin)


Oh, and did I mention there were some books to sign? Usually I spend my last half hour at the store signing stock. Not today! Bags and bags, but since they just wanted a signature, it was easy peasy.

Thanks for a great event, guys! I hope to come back next year, with tie-die Tour T’s!


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Powell’s Books, Beaverton

Powell’s, Portland OR

Powelll’s in Portland, more specifically, the Beaverton store, is one of my favorite stores to sign in because the readers are always enthusiastic and have great questions for me. It was here that I first tried that facebook live feature so I could give readers who couldn’t make it to an event the chance to listen in to the Q and A, and it seemed to go really well. I may do it again. You can find it on my facebook page, but you’ll have to scroll to find it. Kim’s facebook


But here I am with my Portland roadies! As you can see, we’ve got shirts from quite a few past tours! Thanks, guys. It’s because of you that it all works. And as always, click the photo to go to the higher resolution shot if you want to keep it for yourself.

p14couldnt-make-itOz couldn’t make it to a signing this year, and from her letter, I know she was very disappointed, having prepped and prepared for it with a lot of anticipation. It’s okay, Oz. Demons are there to be battled, and if you make them yours and claim them, you can turn them into soft teddy bears like Al. 🙂

We are giving away at several stops a textured print of what was on the T. There are only five of these, suitable for framing! I signed this one, too.

Two generations of readers here. This makes all the travel worth while 🙂

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University Books in Seattle


The last time I’d been to University Books in Seattle was for the Ever After tour, so we had a great crowd upstairs with lots of backlist titles to sign!

Family photo! 
Here I am with my Seattle roadies! Click for a high resolution photo for yourself. It was great seeing you guys again, and some new faces, too.

You know I like my little furrys!

Duane and me, the guru of the fantasy and SF section.
He’s not short. I’m standing on a chair. 🙂

For the rest of the photos taken at University Books, go here


Also, if you are a member of Goodreads, they are having a contest from now to the 21st. to give away 30 copies of the book. U.S. only, please.



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Nicolas Books



Nicola’s books in Ann Arbor is my home store, which is why they are able to help me with the sign and ship copies that have been going out. We had a great signing for the kickoff for the tour. It was a pre-release signing, but because the book wasn’t drop-dated, we didn’t have to wait for midnight. Here I am with my roadies, rocking the new tomato T, but anyone with a T from past years was able to get in on our yearly family photo. The picture here is small, but click for the high-res copy.



n6If you’ve got ’em, flaunt ’em!

n15You should see the swag she’s got on!

The rest of the photos from Nicola’s are HERE

Today I’ve also got a list on Spotify of the music that make an appearance in The Turn. It’s all 60s, baby! I think the worst song worm in the bunch has got to be Lady Godiva.

Want to take a listen as you read? Here you go.



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