Thank you, Indie bookstores and Ian Weir


What a delight to share the spotlight with Ian Weir and his newly published novel, Will Starling. Our mini-tour concluded last night at Book Passage, Corte Madera, and it was such a pleasure to read from Among the Wonderful and discuss all things novel-ish, from research and inspiration during the writing process, to grave-robbing, taxidermy, cabinets of wonder (and horror!), nineteenth-century spectacles, and more. Last week we read together at the venerable Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland. The good booksellers there live-tweeted the event, and my high-school principal showed up (and asked fantastic questions during the Q&A)! We also read at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, my ancestral bookstore. Thank you to the gracious and inspiring Ian Weir, and to the wonderful booksellers at these great brick-and-mortar literary hubs. Onward!