Just returned from Kris Radish' reading at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover. After an hour on the road, because Highlands Ranch is friggin far and because I can't read directions, I made it for what was a really fun evening. Kris handed out presents (one lucky reader got a t-shirt) that tied in to her books. She talked about her latest book Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA and talked a bit about what her idea of paradise is. She didn't wear the ears for the whole signing. Just till she got our attention.
Kris is a genius at branding herself and her books. Lots for a newbie novelist to learn there. She had women in the audience who had come out last year and have read all her novels. (This is her first hardcover.) One reader even brought Kris a bottle of wine! Now, that's a loyal audience! Cough. Not that I'm hinting to my readers or anything.
Speaking of my readers, tomorrow night at 7 p.m., I'm going to be at the Southglenn Library, 7500 South University Boulevard (Dry Creek and University), where I will read to, sign for and ply my audience with treats. I promise it will be loads of fun! I'll leave the house at noon to make sure I'll be there on time! Hope you can make it.
I got home in time to watch The Daily Show. Jon Stewart's take on having an "elitist" president was funny and EXACTLY the way I feel. I want a president way smarter and way better than me!
Now on to The Colbert Report, which is being broadcast from Philadelphia UNTIL I GET THERE of course, when the show returns to NYC. Damn you, Colbert!