Much writing going on over here every day (none I can share with you right now, but will at a later date) while (im)patiently waiting for Moving a Nation to Care's May 1 publication date!
We are steady approaching it now.
My publisher tells me that the books have been printed. They are shipping as we speak from the distribution warehouse to stores that have ordered copies. Unfortunately, Amazon.com and brick and mortar stores will get their stock about a week late (a ship date scheduling error), but everything will be in place by mid-May.
Interestingly, a few upcoming events have moved around independent of the shipping error. So the fates have stepped in to create a mid-May book launch it seems (see below). So, we will come in like kittens this month, but plan to go out roaring like lions by the end of May. That's the plan. Everyone on board!?
A few of the events to watch for next month. More coming...
May 10, 2007: Back Pages Books - 7:30 p.m.
My first bookstore appearance takes place three days after my NIU finals. It's going to be a thrill to be able to visit with you guys out in the great state of Massachusetts!
May 14, 2007: Clark Community Network - published in morning
Second installment of the CCN Troops & Vets PTSD series is slated to publish. Register with General Wesley Clark's blog so you can interact and leave a comment.
May 16, 2007: Robin's Bookstore - 6 p.m.
My second appearance in the New England area will be at Robin's Bookstore, the oldest independent bookseller in a city steeped in a long tradition of fine print and press.
May 18, 2007: Barnes & Noble - Greenwich Village - Evening
New York, NY
Planning to have some interesting guests at this event, which Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has offered to sponsor. Stay tuned.
May 20, 2007: Firedoglake - 5 p.m. ET :: 4 p.m. CT :: 2 p.m. PT
Featured author on Firedoglake's Sunday Book Salon -- what a nice treat. I'll be available online to answer your questions. Register your username and leave a comment.
Check out the full book tour schedule.
I'll appear on Air America Radio's About Face program, hosted by Dennis Stout, Mark Fleming, and John Henry and broadcasting Sunday mornings from balmy Phoenix, Ariz., on June 3, 2007. Later that week, June 6, I've got a book signing in Tempe, Arizona. (Thanks, Mark!)
Latest addition to the book tour?
Another California stop, a special bookstore event hosted by the Barnes & Noble in Oceanside, CA -- near Camp Pendleton. I've been invited to appear from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Still getting more event details, and will pass them on when I have them. I know some have asked for a stop out in Oceanside, so I'm really glad we were able to add this to the list.
Updates will be more frequent after early next week (May 7).
Hang in there with me, guys!