With my second novel, DISCRETION, launching last week, I’ve started my book tour. This is my favorite part of being an author. Most of my time is spent at my kitchen table, typing away, alone. While creating a story is satisfying, I love getting out of the house, having an excuse to put on some mascara, and talking to readers and friends.
The week kicked off with an interview by Fox-5′s Paul Wagner. The journalist and his cameraman, Nelson Jones, stopped by my house to talk about DISCRETION. (I spent the two days before that frantically cleaning my living room.) Paul and Nelson were very funny and extremely nice … and even commented on how neat the house looked. After the interview in my house, we shot some footage in front of the Capitol and D.C. Superior Court. All in all, it was the most glamorous thing I’ve done so far this year. I’ll post the clip when it airs.
Then I went to NPR’s Baltimore affiliate, WYPR, and interviewed with the wonderful Sheilah Kast, host of Maryland Morning. Sheilah is the most talented conversationalist I’ve ever met, interested, informed and warm. It’s no wonder she’s such a successful talk-show host. This is the second time I’ve been on her show, and I feel very honored every time.
Finally, I had a book signing at the wonderful Politics & Prose bookstore in D.C. on Friday. I met the new owner, Lissa Muscatine, who told about her plan to renovate the store. It sounds like it will be beautiful. And the events coordinator, Sarah Baline, threw a great party. The place was packed, with a standing-room-only crowd, and we sold out of books! I had a great time.
Next stop: A book signing tonight, at the Baltimore Barnes & Noble (Inner Harbor) at 7:00 pm. If you’re in town, stop by!