Friday, March 29, 2013

walking portland - updated with schedule

So remember all those times this past fall and winter when you wanted to hang out but I said I couldn't because I was "working" on a "book," and you figured I was probably just making it up so I could stay at home with a box of wine and watch Buffy on Netflix?

Well, you may have been right about some of those times (except it was Alias -- Buffy was the previous winter). But most of the time I really was working on a book. And now it's all done! (Let's hang out!)

Here is the shiny, shiny cover:

Here's the scoop from the publisher.

Here's an interview with fellow Wilderness Press author, hiker and breakfast guy Paul Gerald.

And here's Terry Richard's very nice review in The Oregonian (although I'm not so sure about "hip" and "young"...).

Oh, and one in Portland Monthly. And one in WW.

This is the first non-Lonely Planet guidebook I've done, and the first I wrote from scratch (rather than updating an old edition, the typical LP deal). It's also the first time I've had a publicity department! So, it looks like I'll be holding court in a few places around town this spring, in case you discover any huge mistakes in the book and would like to point them out to me in person. (I encourage this.)

The first event is at Annie Bloom's Books on April 24, at 7pm. (Thanks to Rob Seamans for the author photo, by the way.)

The schedule so far: 

April 8-12: Guest-blogging for
7pm Wednesday, April 24: Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
7.30pm Thursday, May 2: Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Noon Monday, May 13: Ristretto Roasters, 2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland  [had to cancel, alas]

More to come - stay alert!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:10 AM

    That is a great photo! Makes you look as cute as you are in person. I'm excited to read the book, and to comb through it for any and all grammatical errors ...

    GB [red pen ready]