I met some amazing readers, librarians, and indie bookstore owners during my recent book tour for Wake Me When It’s Over. I had five events starting in Detroit; and then on to Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Wilder Branch Library of Detroit’s public library system invited me to chat with their book club. This vibrant group of women (and one man) were voracious and knowledgeable readers. Librarian, Annette Stocks and book club
coordinator, Alice Hudgins were superb hosts.
Then it was on to Pages Bookshop in northwest Detroit. It’s a beautiful, neighborhood bookstore managed with care by owner Susan Murphy. Susan had invited Detroit Author, RJ Fox to interview me. RJ has a superb book called Awaiting Identification.
At the Elmwood Park Branch Library, the book club asked specific questions about Book 1 in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series, Bury Me When I’m Dead, and purchased book 2. The book club members were a committed, lively, friendly group.
In Lansing, at the Everybody Reads Books and Gift Shop (thank you Scott); I was joined by authors, David Pratt, Beth Burnett, and Marianne K. Martin.
In Ann Arbor, Keith (the owner of Common Language Bookshop) introduced our writers & music group-we called our event Queerly Michigan-and served wine!
My mother and my kid joined me for part of the book tour. It was good to be home!