by Marcus Sakey
I've got an invitation for you. My new book, GOOD PEOPLE, comes out August 14th, and to celebrate I'm throwing a party.
It's at the Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln), one of Chicago's finest independent bookstores, on August 14 from 7:00 - 9:00. Wine, beer, and snacks are on me, and rather than a formal signing, we'll just hang out and chat. Then at nine, I hope a lot of you will join me as we move the party down the road.
Also, you may recall that I had a contest going to finalize my tour schedule. A few places that scored high were already on my calendar for a visit, either in August or later in the year. But when I filtered those out the winner was...drumroll...a tie!
That's right, a tie. Between Austin, TX and Portland, OR.
So I figure I'll do them both.
I'll be at Book People in Austin on Friday, August 22 at 7:00, and at Murder by the Book in Portland on Monday, August 25 at 6:30. Come and see me. Bring your friends. Bring your family. Bring the homeless guy down the street.
Because after the signing, I'm taking everyone out for drinks. My treat, and one I'm looking forward to.
Sadly, for those of you not in Portland or Austin or Chicago, I don't have any parties planned. But I do have some signings. My initial tour schedule is now available here. I'm also planning visits to Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Springfield, New York, and Atlanta later in the year. I'll add dates as they finalize.
If you think you can make a signing or a party, comment and let me know--the promotional side of the gig is fun but wearying, and it's always nice to know there will be friendly faces.
All best, and hope to see you soon!