TOUR DATE CHANGES--and an Update on Homer
I've made just about 15 stops thus far on the LOVE SAVES THE DAY National Book Tour of No-Kill Shelters. In a moment of calmness over the next couple of weeks, I'll write about the stops and the shelters in more detail. For now, though, I'll say that it's been AMAZING--not just to meet so many kitties this summer, but also to meet the incredible humans who run these shelters and rescue groups, and do such wonderful, generous things for their communities. And, of course, to finally meet so many of my readers in person! (Check out the tour's Pinterest page for some photos of the tour stops thus far.)
Which is what makes it so hard to say that the last three dates of the tour--Los Angeles and the Carolinas--are postponed until October/November. My mother hasn't been well this summer, and I'm headed to Miami. The new tour dates will coincide with the paperback release of LOVE SAVES THE DAY on October 22nd. If you haven't already pre-ordered LOVE SAVES THE DAY in paperback, do so now--and hang on to your receipt! For every paperback copy of LOVE SAVES THE DAY bought or pre-ordered by Sunday, October 27th, I'll be donating $1 to the animal-related charity of your choice. Stay tuned for details!
I can't even begin to tell you the toll it's taken to be away from Homer this summer. Truthfully, given what the doctors told me back in December, I didn't expect that Homer would still be around by the time the tour kicked off. That he is is nothing short of a miracle. Of course I was terrified to leave him alone every time I got on a plane, but every time I got home, Homer was alive and well and fesity as ever! He's plumped up the tiniest bit on all the extra "guilt food" Laurence has been spoiling him with while I was away, and it always does my heart good to see Homer with a bit more meat on his bones!
I'm off to do some packing (on top of everything else, Laurence and the kitties and I are moving on Sept. 1--oy!) and give Homer his morning deli turkey. More to come soon! :D