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 powells.com
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
More to come - stay alert!