The weeks leading up to a book release are always a bit hectic. None more so than this year, when in addition to launching a new book in a brand new trilogy – and working on the Merlin movie project – I was also planning and launching a new website and social media strategy. And on top of it all, my dear hometown of Boulder, Colorado was in the midst of the worst flood in decades.

Now that the book is out, the website launched, and my new Instagram, Twitter, and blog site are up and running, you might think I’d have a chance to breathe easy. But now, the fun really begins!

Beginning this week and throughout October and November, I’ll be heading out on tour — of course to promote my new book, and also to have the chance to connect with you face to face! Even though it’s tiring going from city to city, I love meeting all my readers and those of you who encourage readers – educators and parents, especially.

What keeps me going? Passion for this story – and for all of you. How can I not be enthusiastic about sharing with you the creation story of Atlantis? And besides…holding a new book is, for me, like holding a newborn baby – and I look forward to handing that baby to you.

Want to know more about this book? Here’s the trailer:

Here are the dates for the upcoming weeks – and come back next week for more and an update on past events, including some pictures. You never know when you might show up on my blog!

If I’ll be in a city near you, I hope you’ll join me. I’d love to see you and sign your copy of Atlantis Rising!

Elliott Bay Book Company
Signed Books Available
October 5
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

University Book Store
Presentation & Book Signing
October 5 @ 1:00 pm
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Wordstock Festival
October 6 @ 3:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Hicklebee’s Bookstore
Presentation & Book Signing
October 7 @ 3:30 pm
1378 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Towne Center Books @ Pleasanton Public Library
Presentation & Book Signing
October 7 @ 7:00 pm
400 Old Bernal Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Book Passage Bookstore & Café
Signed Books Available
October 8
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Books Inc. in Alameda
Presentation & Book Signing
October 8 @ 7:00 pm
1344 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Alamosa Books
Presentation & Book Signing
October 9 @ 7:00 pm
8810 Holly Ave. NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Square Books
Presentation & Book Signing
October 10 @ 4:00 pm
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655

Lemuria Bookstore
Presentation & Book Signing
October 11 @ 5:00 pm
202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39206