Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coming Soon to a Bookstore or Blog Near You: Me


Here we are (finally!), four weeks away from the print publication of THE QUALITIES OF WOOD! Starting tomorrow, I'll be here and there, out and about, squawking about the book to whomever will listen! From now until June 12th, you can read a little something about me and the book at the blogs listed below. More info about the tour at TLC Book Tours, here. I'll post links via my Facebook author page, which you can Like here to be in the loop. And there's still time to enter TLC's May Book Club of the Month Contest, featuring several books, including mine. Enter here.

And there's more! All my southern California peeps, please pencil in one of the bookstore events, where I'll be talking some more and signing your books. June 17th is launch day, so join the celebration in Irvine, or if you're closer to LA, come out to the incomparable Vroman's and say hello.

Bookstore Events

Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm
Barnes & Noble in Irvine, CA
13712 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92602

Saturday, June 21st at 4pm
Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena, CA
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Mary’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, May 21st: The Ludic Reader
Thursday, May 22nd: Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Friday, May 23rd: BooksAreTheNewBlack
Monday, May 26th: Read Her Like an Open Book
Tuesday, May 27th: Chaotic Compendiums
Wednesday, May 28th: Sincerely Stacie
Thursday, May 29th: Literary Lindsey
Monday, June 2nd: Books on the Table
Tuesday, June 3rd: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, June 10th: Mel’s Shelves
Wednesday, June 11th: A Book Geek
Thursday, June 12th: Karen’s Korner


  1. Congratulations ☼

  2. Congratulations, Mary! I am so thrilled for you! Best regards, Elizabeth

  3. Thanks, both of you lovely ladies, friends from my earliest days on authonomy. xo


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