SEATTLE – Even though it was mid-August some of the leaves had already begun to change colors. I stayed at the one hundred year old MarQueen Hotel on Queen Anne Avenue which is apropos since the main character in my novels is named Anne. I always like to stay in historic hotels because you never know when a story might be inspired.
My sweet niece Rachel-roonie who lives in Seattle took me resale shopping. She’s a buyer for Buffalo Exchange and really knows her stuff. We discovered a black velvet coat and silver shoes for her!
My book event at Third Place Books Ravenna was wonderful. My brother Sandy was there and my nephew Gregory too. Two of my She Writes Press authors came to cheer me on and even an old boyfriend showed up!
SEASIDE ON OREGON COAST – My friend Stephanie lives in Guatemala six months out of the year and Seaside the other six months. I had always loved it there and hadn’t been to visit for many years. What better reason than to be on tour. She set up a book signing at Beach Books for me and a book club visit too. Of course I also took some time to go shopping and for a walk on the beach.
PORTLAND – I found The Silver Shoes at Powell’s the largest independent bookstore in the US! I asked this cute couple to take my photo, gave them my elevator pitch and they decided to buy the book.
My event at Annie Bloom’s Books was a delight filled with friends old and new. As you can see in the picture Annie the cat in her black velvet coat listened attentively.
I enjoyed spending time with family and friends on my journey. I met so many wonderful folks along the way and I handed out over a hundred bookmarks. Let me know if you want one too. There are still plenty!