The pajama tour.
April 6, 2012 § 16 Comments
Like a mother walking a kindergartener into a classroom on the first day of school I was hand-holding this latest book and talking to anyone I could get to listen.
“What grade do you teach? This one will really appeal to boys.” Boys are the holy grail of the book pitch.
If all had gone as planned I’d be holding that same book when I stood up in Missouri and Chicago facing rooms packed with teachers and media specialists (unless, of course, I spoke in the same time slot as Laura Numeroff who so famously gave a mouse a cookie ).
I had the plane tickets and everything.
And then I made an unwise left turn.
I’ll be in a wheelchair or scratching along on a walker for 11 weeks. I know I’ll write a future post about the sudden silence and the expansiveness of time when even wiggling my toes into a sock requires minutes and patience, and when done floods me with a sense of victory, but this post is about going on tour in my pajamas.
Here I am. Touring. Fortunately Peachtree, my publisher employs savvy young people who know how to make an author walk on air, book in one hand, the speed of light for a ticket.
Emily Rivet set up my “Virtual Book Tour.” Thanks to Emily I am doing guest posts on blogs that target readers of Middle Grade and YA fiction–and meeting some very nice bloggers in the process. One interview was done by Turkeybird, the five-year-old son of the blogger. My favorite question: Crayons or markers, and why?
Everything in publishing is changing at the speed of a comic book shazam. If you are a writer you too may take the pajama tour.
If you do, omit the part that sounds like shattering glass and the droning signal that you should pull the key out of the ignition if only you could remember how.
Enjoy the comments that come right to your computer screen.
And then get to work on your next book.
You’ve always done that in your PJs anyway.
Want to see what a virtual tour looks like? Go to Emily’s blog-tour-central and join the pajama party. Maybe even order a book. Just a suggestion…