Wonderful and vernerable , The King’s English in Salt Lake City, was the first bookstore to purchase multiple copies of The Straw That Broke. I dropped the books with my sister, Jeanne, on 1/27 so that I could head on down south where, after a brief stop in Borrego Springs, CA to pick up my Airstream Bambi named Winnie, I’m scheduled for a book tour to include Phoenix and Tucson. In Tucson, Winnie and I will be attending the Airstream gathering known as AlumaFiesta. I’ve been invited to speak and conduct a short writing workshop with fellow author, Tom Schabarum (Airstreaming). On Thursday I will lead a lunch tour of the world famous Arizona Inn where my book, Travels with Max, is on sale in the gift store. Saturday, 1/8, both my books will be offered for sale at the gathering. Since both feature Airstreams, including in the case of Straw a 1957 Flying Cloud, I anticipate brisk interest. It will also be an honor to do a reading and signing at a local independent store, Mostly Books at 7 p.m. on Friday, 1/7. It goes without writing (but I will write it all the same) if any of you are in the Tucson area next week, please give me a call-360.356.5050.
Book note: Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner—the bible of western water issues has been revised and is well worth another read. I just started the new version on Kindle two days ago. I recommend it.