No one will ever say it better than Willie Nelson, with “On the Road Again.” Which is where I am headed. And by the way I’m listening to Willie while I write this. Not characteristic of me, but HIGHLY enjoyable. And by the way again, when I was little we had a cat named Willie, mostly named after pussy willows (I was a clever child), but there was also a nod to Willie Nelson, or at least I like to think so. Seriously why do people not play the harmonica more often?
I digress. Oh my goodness, with the publishing of a book, there comes publicity and travel. No complaints here—to be on the road, either virtually or physically means connecting even more than usual with YOU. If you’re reading this, then I’m hoping to meet you. My travels will be spread out, both in terms of time and places, but I will let you know via social media and this here blog (channeling Willie) where I’m at.
First stop is Winston-Salem. For The Mom 100 Cookbook the first stop was Chapel Hill, NC, so I like the symmetry here. If you are in the area, I would be so happy if you would stop by and say hello.
Thursday night the 10th I will be doing a talk, Q&A, and signing at 6:00 p.m. at the Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC. Girls night out (I am thinking “y’all” in my head, but as a Yankee I won’t write it down outside of quotes.)
Then Friday the 11th at 10:00 a.m. you can find me doing an Eat & Greet (Cooking Demo, Talk, Q&A, Signing) at the Bookmarks Festival, which I am really excited about. It’s at Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem. A demo of the Greek Tabbouleh Salad from Dinner Solved! (plus samples) is involved.
And then on Saturday the 12th, I will be doing an “In Conversation With,” Q&A and signing at the Bookmarks Festival at 10:30 a.m. Come find me at the Downtown Stage (outdoors AND tented). I’ll be chatting with Molly Davis of WFDD 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate. And, yes you can get a book signed afterwards, should you so choose.
Finally at 3:30 p.m., I’ll be on a very cool panel at the Mountcastle Forum Venue with Top Chef’s Kevin Gillespie and local restaurant owner Stephanie Tyson. Michael Hastings, food editor at the Winston-Salem Journal, will moderate and we’ll be chatting about food that’s good for a tailgate, potluck, family gathering, holiday party, and so on. And yet again, you can get a book signed. I’m here all weekend! Try the veal! (old joke)
See ya soon, I hope. And stay tuned….more travels coming.