Monday, April 21, 2008

Book Tour

So it looks like I'll be doing a book tour right before that most magical time of year (Back to School Time!) come August. I'm a little nervous about this because I'm afraid I'll be sitting at an empty book store, twiddling my thumbs, looking like a loser, and begging anyone who walks in the door to please, please, please let me sign a book for them. It doesn't even have to be my book. Any book will do. Let me just sign something so I don't feel so pathetic. Please.

Meanwhile, my kids (who will be coming on this tour with me) will be running around the store like loonies. Clay and Brooklyn will be playing hide and seek, knocking over displays. Lexi will be drawing in the books and asking me, "How do you spell this?" every minute and a half. Jackson will bring me a stack 249 books with the question, "Can I get these, Mom?" Savannah will be sitting there looking bored and complaining that I won't get her a cell phone of her own and Austin will sneak over to Starbucks, buy some coffee and then, hyped up on caffeine, act even weirder than he already does. Sounds like a fun time, no?

Which brings me to my question. I really, really don't want to sit in an empty store like a dork, so tell me where you live so my publisher can come up with a plan that includes cities of folks who know who I am and who would love an evening out without kids enjoy getting to meet me or hear me speak.

Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

You definitely have got to come to Montgomery, AL. We have a bunch of bookstores and I would even bring my two kids, who I leave at home most of the time when I go shopping. Good luck on your book tour!

Marla

Julie said...

Colorado!
By the way, I am glad to hear that I am not the only lame mother who won't get her child a cell phone.

Hope to see you here for a book signing.
Julie

Anonymous said...

Dacula, Georgia!! Come to the Mall Of Georgia Barnes and Noble!! It's located in Buford, Georgia, just minutes from 3 highways (easy access)!!It's attached to the whole mall!! They have lawns/ shops/ movie theater/ and water fountains for your children to play in while you're signing books!


- Allison in Dacula, GA

Smith Family said...

PLEASE PLEASE come to Boise , Idaho!
I promise to show up and bring lots of friends!
~Jodi

bannanaWinnd said...

Fargo ND - Can't wait to read your book! Steph

Wannabe mom of six said...

Wooo Hoooo!! I'm reading this thinking, oh great, she'll NEVER come wayy up here to Canada!! And then... miracle of miracles... Another fan of yours lives in Winnipeg Manitoba!!! I would absolutely LOVE for you to come here and I would absolutely show up, by a book, and not leave until you and all your six kids have signed it!! (or drawn something in it :)

It would be hard for me to travel, since I'll have a new baby at home and they need to eat more than once a day :( But you never know right? maybe the whole family would pack up for a day (make that overnight) trip to Fargo or Minnesota. Still, if you come to Winnipeg... I'm on several parents groups and other groups here... I'll work my hardest to get you some fan following here!!

P.S. I know what you mean about the signing/ twiddling your thumbs worries! I don't know if I'll have book signings anywhere other than my home town, but I'm still nervous! I'd be a thousand times more nervous going to places where I don't know many people!!

Good luck!! Come to Winnipeg, Manitoba!!

Chris P said...

I agree with Randee! Come to the Mall of America or at least the Mpls/St. Paul metro area...I live in Burnsville 10 min soth of MOA & 10 min west of Randee in Eagan!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm in Davenport, IA so I just figured I would be coming to see you in Chicago but if you make it here I will make sure tons of people come out to meet you and buy your book. Even if you go to Des Moines, IA I would go there too.

Tom

Anonymous said...

I live in the Poconos, so it's probably not going to be a stop on your tour. However, we do have a Borders, and I'd love to come see you. There are a lot of moms in the area who would enjoy it as well, I'm sure. It's the Borders in Stroudsburg, PA. I also work down the street from a Barnes and Noble in Parsippany, NJ.

Can't wait for your book!

Liz said...

Hey Dawn!!

How exciting about your upcoming book tour!! What a wonderful way to jump-start your career as a writer and expose your kids to new places; not to mention the latter is a treasure trove of literature for your upcoming (or third??) book!! (Proposed title for book #3: "Do You Wanna Walk Home?!" LOL)

So, to answer your question, I live in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin...home of Leinenkugel's beer (**BRIBE!!** LOL) Eau Claire is about half an hour south of here, has a wonderful mall...Oakwood Mall...with a few different book stores in it, and I can think of a few places in the mall that would work very well for a book signing, not to mention just down the road and around the corner from the mall (less than a quarter mile) is a Borders bookstore with a little coffee shop in it. Nice area here...and comperable weather-wise to Chicago in August. The MOA in MN, and the first vote you got for Wausau, WI, are a very driveable hour away. If those are the closest you're able to get, then I'm THERE!! And I'm buying three of your books...one for me and one for two of my friends...and I'd really love for you to sign those ones, too!

In closing, I just want to thank you for helping me smile and relax every day, and for being so real! I'm also a less than perfect mom, and I always appreciate your candidness with the special Dawn Meehan twist you put on it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Looking forward to coming face to face with my role model :o)

Liz Roth
http://4guysn1liz.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Lexington of course, you have to hit the cities of your kids names first! :0)

Mandi said...

Houston, Houston, Houston.....

Shannon said...

I would definitely come out to see you in Evansville, Indiana!

Kelly said...

I'd love it if you came to Phoenix,
Even though that time of year it is hot.
I'm sure you have many fans here,
Who would love to see you sign your book on the spot.

So please, please, please come to Phoenix,
I would be filled with such glee!
At least you know that four people would be there...
My hubby, my two kids...and me!

Cindy said...

Another vote for Denver, in particular the southern suburb of Centennial.

Anonymous said...

WYOMING

Emmie Jo said...

OMAHA! Come to Omaha, we will all come visit you! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Please please please come to KANSAS! I live in topeka, but I could drive to Kansas City....I would love to see you and your kids!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, come to Toledo, please. I know I call it the armpit of the midwest, but it's an okay place to spend a week there one day. :)

Sharon B

Jaime in Columbus, OH said...

Columbus, OH!!!! Or Cincinnati, or Cleveland...as long as you come to Ohio!!!

Roma LaVoie said...

I would love to bring my three behaviorally challenged adoptive children to see you and yours!!! You will be thrilled to take your own children home to Chicago when you leave!
I'm in Gilbert, Az. outside of Phoenix.
Take care,
Roma

AKB said...

St. Louis is well represented here on the visable blog. You will not have the empty bookstore that you are dreading. Come to St. Louis and we will be here to honor and marvel at your mommygoodness and ability to not go nuts over the mommyhood we all go through.

Love and hugs,
AKB

Darcy said...

I'll second (or third..or fourth) Portland Oregon.

We are fun out here. :)

Chelsi said...

I'm another St. George, UT gal, but I would drive the 4 hours to see you in Salt Lake City area. Please, please come--you'd have a lot of excited moms of numerous kids!

Anonymous said...

Atlanta. Or if you'd really like to cater to me - Mall of Georgia area.
-Kim

ummmhello said...

CHICAGO! Come on, it's close to home and tons of fun. We can gather all your Chicago readers and meet at Lincoln Park Zoo for a big kid friendly day!

rthling said...

Ooooo! PICK ME! PICK ME!

Memphis, TN!

Jen in Houston said...

HOUSTON!!!!! The Barnes and Noble on Hwy 6 at FM529. I'll be there and bring all my mommy friends with books for you to sign! I'll bring you some Starbucks, too!!!! :)

Vivian M said...

How about an INTERNATIONAL tour? We are in Ottawa, Canada!

Katie said...

There's a fantastic independent bookstore in Acton, MA - Willow Books. It's about 30 mins NW of Boston. They have packed author events all the time, and it's surrounded by communities filled with suburban moms!

Anonymous said...

Come to DeKalb, IL. Its not too far. Please?! I am looking forward to reading your book!

Anonymous said...

Would love to see you in Birmingham, Alabama! Hoover is a good area!

Heaintthroughwithmeyet said...

Roanoke, VA here......I would love to come to my city. I cant wait for the book to come out!!!!

Congrats Andrea

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hmm! As a working-on-it book writer myself, that sounds a bit scary, indeed. Maybe you can offer to bring free home-made cookies from your very own children -- or promise them audience that one of them will speak. Or would that be even more scary?
Have a great tour!
Blessings,
BILL

Anonymous said...

Green Bay, WI!

said...

Yorba Linda, CA (Orange County) please head out here...would LOVE to meet you. :)

Heather Everingham said...

Goshen, Indiana or if you'd like a bigger city come to South Bend near Norte Dame. I'd love it if you could come speak at our church while you're here.... we have several families with more kids then yours one about to have the 13th child so I'm sure many would love to see you... we aren't a catholic church (no offense to them) just plain old Christian people in case you were wondering.

Anonymous said...

Please, PLEASE come to Boise, Idaho. There are lots of big families here and we would all swarm Barnes and Noble (or whatever big chain you choose) and then as all of our kids mess up the store, no one would notice what your kids are doing!!

Anonymous said...

Ardmore Oklahoma

W are halfway between OK City and Dallas on I-35. can't miss it! I'd love to get an autograph from you! (Do you think the kids would sign too?? LOL)
Jackie Gill

Jennie said...

Come to Omaha, Nebraska!!! :) Can't wait for your book!!!

kateohkatie said...

Come to St. Louis! Please!

Laird Nelson said...

Willow Books in Acton, MA!

Janet said...

I know someone already mentioned Lexington, KY, but specifically ask for the Joseph-Beth bookstore. They do lots of book signings and are better set up for it than Barnes and Noble. I'm only 3 hours away and could surely arrange a doctor's appointment or something the day you'll be there. I'll have both kids in tow as well. Probably hubby too. Or, I have family in Nashville and Knoxville, TN, which both have Davis-Kidd Bookstores (the southern version of Joseph-Beth). I seriously doubt you'll be by yourself no matter where you are, though.

Marit Welker said...

I'm actually surprised that people don't got to more book signings! We go to all our favorite author's signings and look forward to them weeks in advance! But then, we aren't so good at sports.....

My kids all want to grow up to be authors. I just want them to grow up!

Please consider the trek out to Boise! I traveled for 8 weeks alone along the Oregon trail with 4of my kids in a minivan and we went to St. Louis, and then to Washington DC, NY and even up to Omaha and toronto. Traveling with kids is definitely hard, but starting the day with a prayer and ending with prayer helped. So did duct tape.

Also, if you come to Boise, I will get a big welcoming committee at your book signing! I promise!

Margee said...

**MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS**

Anonymous said...

Another yes to Omaha, Nebraska. Go Big Red!

Mandi said...

DELAWARE--well a bigger city close to me is PHILADELPHIA
Hope to see you there!
I'll bring me kids to help your kids tear up the book store! :o)
Sounds like fun...yes!

Keren said...

Washington, DC!!

Anonymous said...

Another vote for Seattle! I'll drive that hour and a half to see you!

Katrina said...

Houston, Texas

Anonymous said...

Come to Barnes & Noble in Salisbury, Maryland. We would come see you!

Cheryl said...

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.

Anonymous said...

Ok, we had sent you a comment to come to Salisbury Maryland, but we see so many for Baltimore/Annapolis Maryland, So we wanted to vote for that one too! We would come to see you there!

Julie & Heather

Anonymous said...

DFW Texas! Even better would be the Arlington area.

londak said...

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Anonymous said...

Dawn...

Here's another Lexington, KY resident! Tell your PUBLISHER you want your book signing at JOSEPH BETH BOOKSELLERS at Lexington Green! COOLEST bookstore in KY!

I'll be there and will bring my other BOOK CLUB Members in tow!

Congrats!

Nancy Binky

Kirsten said...

Come to Canada! Winnipeg, Manitoba preferably.

Shari said...

San Jose CA... please! Actually, anywhere in the Bay Area would be good. Come to Palo Alto (home of Stanford Univ.), which is smack-dab in between SF and SJ, and make all of us happy!

Nikki said...

Please come to Manchester, NH (we're just an hour north of Boston, MA. I would LOVE to meet you and know a whole slew of people who would too!

Suzanne said...

Wichita, Kansas! Please come to Wichita, everyone else skips us!
We have a Borders, Barnes&Noble, and a smaller locally owned Watermark Books. (Watermark has fabulous food in their cafe!)

DanaLynn said...

If you come to Portland, Oregon you get to see/experience Powell's one of the biggest book store in the United States!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powell%27s_Books

Nekaya N. said...

San Francisco Bay Area, PLEEZ! Anywhere between the City on the Bay and San Jose will do as we have friends - will travel! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AND BUY YOUR BOOK!

Robin said...

ANYTOWN in Mississippi PLEASE!! I promise to come with a ton of folks.

Missy in Tampa, FL said...

Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida.

I'm in the Tampa area, and can & WILL come to your signing if you have one here. I will even bring ALLLLLL of my friends (I have two). And they'll bring all of their friends (me). And we'll tell everyone we know, and they'll tell people, and those people will tell other people, and pretty soon, you'll have, like, 12 people at your signing!!!

Seriously, you'd have a great big turn out :) and we'd be thrilled to meet you!

Amanda said...

TYLER, TEXAS!!!

DanaH said...

I can't wait for your book to come out!

Come to the Boston/New Hampshire area and I promise I'll come see you - even if I have to call in sick or take a vacation day from work!

Amy B said...

I from the San Francisco Bay Area!!! San Jose to be more exact but will travel to get your Autograph!!

Carrie said...

oooo Phoenix, AZ!!!! Who wouldn't want to come to AZ in the middle of the summer when it's 120 degrees?! At least you'd be inside. :)

Queen Elaine said...

Come to Cincinnati. I'll get my whole mom's group to come and see you! :)

Frugal Finds said...

Please come to Reading, PA so I can have a book signed!!!! I would even watch your kids for the day!!!
Frufal Carol

Heather said...

St. Louis, Missouri. And I will enjoy reading the follow-up book, "The Book Tour Book." I'm sure you will get lots of material.

Jesz said...

Albuquerque, NM! I actually live in Santa Fe, but Albuquerque would be better, and I would drive down there in a heartbeat!.

Anonymous said...

Spartanburg, SC! Come see us! Will you post your tour on your blog so we can track down the nearest bookstore and ALL come see you?

jaimilyn said...

Long time reader, first time poster ;-) .... Count me in for another San Francisco Bay area request, East Bay would be even better (Pleasanton/Dublin/San Ramon).

Jessica Willis said...

Memphis, TN - you have a lot of fans here! I will be there with all my girlfriends :)

Kristy said...

San Luis Obispo, CA! Or anywhere on the Central Coast of California. It's really pretty here, totally worth a stop. :)

kmorales4 said...

I'm in PR. I'm sure I'd have to hop in a plane to get your autographed book. Oh well.

lk said...

Des Moines Iowa would LOVE to welcome you! August is the perfect time of year here. Maybe you could even fit in a trip to the Iowa State Fair! It's on the list of 100 things to see/do before you die! You can get almost anything to eat on a stick - it's great!

Michelle

Andi said...

If your tour includes Canada, please, please, please come to Calgary, Alberta! Please?

Anonymous said...

come to Byran/College Station TX! you have lots of fans here!

Anonymous said...

I am from the northern Virginia area or outside Washington, DC. Anywhere in the DC area would be great! I'll bring lots of Moms for ya!

queenmommy911 said...

If you come to Birmingham, AL I'll bring my six kids to come and keep yours company! I can't wait for your book!

Karrie said...

I also vote for Omaha, NE! Since it is in the summer I would be willing to travel to Kansas City area or the Detriot area since they are in my plans for this summer.

Jessica said...

I live in Maple Shade, NJ. There is a great B&N in the Moorestown Mall!!!!

We are the girls . . . said...

Dallas, Texas . . . after all, everything is bigger in Texas, right?! We would make it the biggest book tour for you yet. I'll bring my little one with me to play with your kids.

Bekah said...

Forget Atlanta, GA come to SAVANNAH! Then after your book signing you can throw the kids in the car and head to the beach for an all around fun trip! Yeah! Savannah is the BEST!

Melody said...

Fort Worth, Texas!! (Although, I suppose I might be convinced to drive to the Dallas are - if I had to.)

Hope to see you!

Anonymous said...

Fairfield, CT! Would love to meet you and get my book signed.

Anonymous said...

How about Peoria, IL? If it plays in Peoria, it's a sure thing! Can't wait to buy your book!!

Anonymous said...

San Jose CA!!!!

SarahDragon said...

Kansas City Missouri! Please, oh, please come to KC on your tour!! I'll cook up the best barbecue you've ever tasted : )

Patti said...

Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex - I live in a tiny suburb of Ft. Worth but would gladly drive anywhere in D/FW to get your autograph on my very own copy of your book! You rock!

M.A. Smith said...

Tulsa, OK please!

Beth said...

PORTLAND, OREGON! Powell's Bookstore is the best!

Stephanie said...

I live in the middle of Iowa. Close to Cedar Rapids. I would LOVE to meet you!! Been reading your blog for quite a while, but have never commented before. Hope to see you!! Steph

Toni said...

The entertainment value alone would lure me in, but then to have the honor of meeting you is just too much. I'll be spending the night outside the door with my sleeping bag.

Becs said...

Sarasota, FL... the kids would like a quick jaunt over to our white sand beaches!
Lots of moms, lots of kids and lots of ways to get the word out so you wont be all alone!

barrellfullofmonkeys said...

Oooo!!! Louisville Kentucky area :)

Kathy D.

Leslie said...

You should come to Longmont, Colorado(just outside of Boulder). You would love it here!

Geev said...

Come to sunny SoCal and do a signing at any of the bookstores in South Coast Plaza where you may see one of the Real Housewives of OC or any number of celebrities purusing Dolce Gabana, YSL, Chanel, etc. etc. And you can send the kiddos' to Disneyland, just 15 minutes away!

PS - after your signing here, you're welcome to a reality check and margaritas with me and my two rugrats ~ additional rugrats welcome!

~Ginger

Anonymous said...

Dawn...what's a book tour without a trip to sunny Orange County, CA. You can send the kids and your husband to Disneyland while you are signing books!
Shirley

Anonymous said...

Ha, I guess us Europeans will have to do with Amazon.com....
Unless... What about making the booktoor a global one?
And then we will leave it up to you to
a) take 6 kids on a transatlantic flight for 8 hours
b) COME BY YOURSELF AND ENJOY THE SIGHTS (I am near Amsterdam... Paris and London only a heartbeat away)
;-)
GOOD LUCK

Anonymous said...

Definitely Portland OR. Late summer/early fall is our most beautiful time of year, and we're the home Powell's Books, the largest independent bookstore in the WORLD. You must see it!

Beverley said...

Victoria, BC

mamapajama said...

Ooooh! How about Worcester, Massachusetts? It's smack dab in the middle of Mass and is a great central location for all New Englanders to come to!

Annaberri said...

SEATTLE! We live in Everett, but that's close enough. There's also a nice Barnes and Noble in Bellevue, and that would be great. That way you can go to CANADA in an hour and a half. Then again, the border can be interesting. But that's the idea. I know people with lots of kids who would be happy to help watch yours, including me. Most of us are getting pregnant again, and having #4,5, or 8. :)

Veggiemomof2 said...

I am the 6th vote for StLouis Mo!

Sharlyn said...

Rigby, Idaho. (Where?) OK Idaho Falls, Idaho is close enough ;) or come to Salt Lake City, Utah. There are lots of gals I've noticed that read your blog in that area, plus, I could come there to see you and visit my parents all in one trip :)

Steffers said...

PLEASE come somewhere near Washington DC, Northern Virginia or Baltimore!!!

Anonymous said...

NEW HAMPSHIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Reading, PA!

I don't think you'll have any problems getting people to your book signings---just look how many of us are jumping up and down screaming our towns for you to come to! No worries about being in a bookstore alone--we're all here for you!

Gwen said...

Hey Dawn!! I am in NC ..the Wilmington area..to be exact!! It would be great if you could come out here!!

Anonymous said...

Burlington Mall in Burlington MA.... pretty please????? LOOOONG time reader 1st time poster. ALL my friends and I will be there!!!! you won't be a dork alone...

I can also bring my kids - they will make yours look very well behaved. LOL!

Ginny said...

I actually work at a Borders in Winter Park, FL. Its a nice area and you might really enjoy it. Come play!!! I'll even watch your kids and make sure they don't get into too much trouble.

maggie226 said...

Orlando FL! Not only do we have Disney World, we have great weather! Come on over! (btw- I have a Jackson too! He's 9 months old.)

Cami said...

PLEASE come to Provo, Utah! I promise you wouldn't be sitting in an empty bookstore.

susan said...

Please come to Atlanta, we will show you our southern hospitality and some fine southern cooking.

phenom-woman said...

HOUSTON!!! i know several people have already mentioned it, but we would love to have you come here!

jennyelin21 said...

York, PA

Ryley said...

Wow! There are actually quite a few Utahs. So I am casting my vote for Utah also. I mean seriously.. where else can you go to find families bigger than yours and mom's that really understand????????
Sooo.. Salt Lake please!

(I can even leave and come back a few times so it looks like you have more people.. i'd even change my clothes! :)

Anonymous said...

Austin, TX - I promise to bring friends too!

pwildes said...

Please come to Alpharetta, Georgia. I'll have a bunch of my friends come without their kids.

Nat said...

Aurora, IL and Downers grove, IL areas are closest to me. I think you'll be surprised at the turnout for your book tour!!

Can't wait to get one!!

bcmom2 said...

Las Vegas!!!!!

Tom said...

Portland, Oregon! Since you've got all those fans in Seattle, it's a short little hop down south from there to Portland. But on the west side, not down town. Beaverton is good.

The Milkshake said...

Washington coast area like...
Ocean shores or Aberdeen!!!
-Tessa

TheHMC said...

I started to read through and see if any of your other readers are from where I am, but I don't have that much patience(or time for that matter).

COLORADO SPRINGS, baby! You could even hit up Denver and I'd be willing to drive there to see you(it's about an hour from Colo.Spgs.) ORRR you could do one there and then hop on down this way and come to see me!

Seriously! You HAVE to come to Colorado. Even if you only make one stop. If you only make one stop here though, you would probably want to hit Denver because then any of us could come from any direction. Then again, I'm fine with you coming to the Springs too. Either way, I'm totally there and I will buy a book, and I can guarantee you that my mom would too(and a few of my friends probably ;)).

I'm so happy to hear this! Will you be reading an excerpt?

Anonymous said...

.::JACKSON, MS::.

Try Lemuria Books, they have great book signings.

http://lemuriabooks.com/index.php

Amanda O.

reen said...

LOL, you realize you've instigated a civil war among those who want to meet you, right?

Austin, please! :)

momto4kidsny said...

Hi Dawn! I have been lurking for the past few months and have even commented on your blog before!
I live in a very very very small town in NY...Bellona...which is near Penn Yan and Geneva. Penn Yan has a book store but not sure about Geneva.
I would be willing to travel to Watkins Glen, NY and would bring my brood and a home cooked meal for all of us and I would watch your brood for you if you came close to me! Rochester is close but it's too big for me to find anything there..LOL
I am so going to get your book!!

Anonymous said...

I've seen Rochester NY and Rochester MN. I am putting my two cents in for Rochester, MI. Please? Pretty please?

We have a Border's and a Barnes & Noble. I'll even bring your kiddos home to play with my three (12, 8, 6). We have muskrats and a pond to get dirty in!!

Remember...Rochester, MI!!!

Anonymous said...

How about West Palm Beach, FL!! That would be awesome!!

Matchbox Mom said...

haha! Us crazy Utah women want YOU HERE!!!

SALT LAKE BABBBBYYY!!!

I'll even buy you a coffee so that all the other Mormon mommies will gasp! hehehhe!

Haha! We love you here!!!

Amy (in League City) said...

I see there are lots of us in Houston, so I think you should definitely come here. Actually, the League City area, south of Houston, towards Galveston would be even better. "Houston" is a gigantic place (you can literally drive for an hour and a half and still be in "Houston") so I feel the need to be specific.

boyandgirl2 said...

West Phoenix! It's hot that time of year (like an oven with a little more humidity), but the stores have A/C.

Anonymous said...

Boise, Idaho

Not many people come here as a destination, but if you are on your way to Portland or Salt Lake, it is a great stop!

Tonya

Jennifer Schmitt said...

Ann Arbor Michigan!! I would love to meet you and the kids and buy an autographed copy of your book!!

Jennifer Schmitt

Sandi said...

Methuen Massachusetts (Its the only Methuen in the nation so that alone should be a reason to visit!) and we have a wonderful Borders that with a great kids section where I frequently let my child run wild errr make that explore the books quietly.

Jeanne said...

I'll come to a book signing in Valparaiso, IN if you promise to release a Kindle version of your book. Sorry.... but I'm switching to ebooks only. www.amazon.com/kindle

The Huffs said...

OOOOH! OOOOOH! Here! Here! Come here!! Come to Chico, California, please, please, please!! Oh please?!?

I'll be right there with Jackson, with a stack of 249 books asking my husband, "Can I buy these, please?!?" Of course one of those books would be yours . . . .

jen.at.work said...

Minneapolis area - you know you have fans here!!! Paid trip to Mall of America...you know you love it!
Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Pasadena, TX - just east of Houston!

funlearning said...

You have to come to Spokane, WA. Nothing that interests me is ever here so you coming would be AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Redmond Washington!!!! PLEASE!!!! We have Microsoft!!!! Oh Please!!!! It's just right across the lake from Seattle. Those Seattle folks can drive across the bridge!!!

And I love your blog Dawn!!!

Pam (I usually sign Seattle) because it is better known than Redmond)

Sarah Hargis said...

Come to Tucson and my kids can entertain your kids!

Heather (K) said...

Please, please, please come to the Wilton / Norwalk area of Connecticut!!!!!

Debra Johnson said...

Oh ! Come to Dallas, Texas!! You'd have a line around a building...we've got LOTS of people..lots of kids...and you would NOT be left alone to sit at that table by yourself! No DORK worries in our neck of the woods! * And I'm not sure if anyone else has already offered this -( *truth be told - I did NOT read all 441 comments)..but we'd be more than happy to entertain the kids for you while you scribbled away at the book store. We have a ton of fun things for kids to do here - jump house places, the ever present Chucky cheese, etc. But I do realize that having the kids there mght be part of book signing 'gig' - so that people can meet ALL of you:)~ Perhaps you should give them a pen and have them sit there with you and sign their little names next to yours!! * or just and "X" to mark the spot!

I'll keep checking your blog to see if you find yourself near here!! * I'll be in line.....and I'll bring friends!
Debra
www.thelittleyellowhouse.typepad.com

Beth said...

PITTSBURGH!!!! PITTSBURGH!!!! We are the most livable city!!! Come to the Robinson Township area, there is a Barnes & Noble in The Pointe. Not to mention tons of shopping, food, and places to stay!

tim & brandi said...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Anonymous said...

Please come to Midland, Michigan! My brood would love to meet up with yours at the local B&N/Starbucks. Can't wait for the book!

Workin Mom of Four

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn!

Come to Tucson, AZ! There were a couple requests for Phoenix - and someone had to go and mention how hot it will be in Phoenix in August. Just to let you know, Tucson is a LOT cooler than Phoenix! (110 vs 115 degrees).

Plus, I'm a massage therapist and will be more than happy to work on you!

Sandy in Tucson

Hayley said...

Hi Dawn,
Any chance you could come to the UK to sign some books??!?!
I've been reading your blog for a while now, I am just really rubbish at commenting, sorry about that!
Is it ok if I link to your blog from mine? I get quite a few hits a day (around 100, which I bet is nothing compared to what you get! lol) so hopefully you'll get some more readers.
Send some over my way :P I'd like to one day have as many hits as you! It'd be great if it means people become more aware of cancer seeing as that's what mine is about!
Anyway, I've really rambled on here. It's past my bedtime.
Hayley xxx

Charlotte said...

I'll add yet another Metro Detroit.

Cristen said...

Great Falls Montana YOU all will LOVE the area.....

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Seeing the load of comments here I'm thinking that doing a poll that readers could click on to indicate where they are might been a good idea--but then again don't the "book people" (publisher, etc.) decide where to go for the tour or do they really let the author choose?

Jennifer Foster said...

555 comments???? Wow! What is the record amount of comments you've gotten?

Anonymous said...

Long Island, NY!!!!!!!!
I'm not a mama myself but I love the blog and I have lots of "mama" friends!!! I'll bring them along!

Anonymous said...

Nashville, TN

Julie said...

Texarkana, TX
Shreveport, LA
or
Little Rock, AR

I live in a "too-small-a-town-to-bother-with". So those three would be great. I'd come see you there!

Toni Wilson said...

i live in little rock (actually conway, but little rock is the biggest town i'm close to in arkansas). I know it's a stretch to imagine yourself there, but seriously, come here! :)

Deliasgone said...

Come to Greenville, SC! I'll bring all my girlfriends!

Anonymous said...

Come back to Minneapolis, MN! I will bring friends! :)

Candace said...

Orlando, FL :)

Anonymous said...

WILMINGTON DELAWARE The Delaware Valley (which includes PA) is poorly represented with comments. My hairdresser even reads your blog- so I know you are popular here! I would come!

Becky said...

ORLANDO, Florida. Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

please come to Annapolis, MD (I sent all those cool postcards - it is a nice place)! I'll bring my Mom friends and we can all go out for wine afterwards! -Kim

S2K said...

East Lansing, MI!

Anonymous said...

Dallas Texas! Please!

SubWife said...

How about Brooklyn, NY? It wouldn't be very practical, since Manhattan, is the bigger and more central borough of New York, NY, but hey, it would be cute to meet your Brooklyn in Brooklyn...

Angela said...

I'm in the Longview/Tyler Texas area. I would love to come see you. However, if it is during the week I doubt I will make it. Come on a Saturday and I will be there and drag my family and friends too.

I am Trish Marie said...

Houston. You should definitely come to Houston. Although, we spend quite a bit of time in Austin, TX too. I would go see you there, as well!

Christine said...

I live near a Barnes and Noble in Deptford, NJ. I am also just 30 mins away from Philadelphia! I would love to come get a book signed by you, and your book!

Anonymous said...

Come to Colorado Springs, Colorado!

Deni said...

OH yes, HOUSTON!! I'll be home visiting July/August timeframe! But if not during then, feel free to have your publisher send you to Okinawa, Japan! What a great time you'd have out here and I'd make sure tons of people came by to buy your book, get it signed and laugh their tooshies off at whatever speech you'd be willing to give!!!

Amy said...

I'm in Kansas City too and would come by for a book signing. I would even bring my kids to entertain yours. :)

Jenn said...

Anywhere in central Florida would work for me! Come on down and play in the sand and sun, you know you want to! I'd love to get a signed book that proves I'm mildly off-balance because I want several more kids when my first is already driving me crazy at only 8 months old.

Katy said...

I'm in Baltimore! I'd love to come get a copy of your book and have you sign it!!

Dawn said...

I noticed someone mentioned Ann Arbor, MI. I'm not far from there either. Novi works also.

Dawn/MI

Anonymous said...

Reading PA would love to see ya!!!

Becca "Gatermom" said...

Okay, so I haven't sent you any cool news about where I live (even though I keep meaning to). But we live in Kendall Park, NJ (featured in Weird NJ) which is very close to Princeton. There is a Barnes & Noble in Princeton that always has kids music and storytime and book signings. We love them and I would be willing to bet that TONS of SAHMs would love to come meet you. Thanks again for "introducing" us to JuJu and Mimi and Haley and Michelle. I feel like I have met so many of God's angels right hear on Earth without leaving my living room. And all because your kids scammed some Pokemon cards! Isn't He amazing???

Anonymous said...

Come to Marietta, Georgia, a suburb just northwest of Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

Please come to Poughkeepsie, NY -it's the coolest sounding town in NY

Anonymous said...

Please come to Houston! I will definitely be there along with my sister and several friends.

Michelle said...

Oooo, Barrington area (or Deer Park). For you, I'd drive to Anderson's, provided I could find childcare but I'm selfish and want you closer than Naperville!

EnjoyingLife said...

How about Baltimore, MD? I've already told all my Mom friends about you!!!

Kristi said...

I'm in Baton Rouge, LA so please, please come here! If not here then you have to at least come to New Orleans!

JaneB1961 said...

Co-lum-bus O-HI-O
Great Barnes & Noble at Easton Center - tell your agent to LOOK IT UP and get you there!!!

Anonymous said...

INDIANAPOLIS!!!!!
Pam

Black Sheep Dancing said...

You must go to:

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA.

We never get anything here. Seriously.

Please oh please oh please?

j said...

:::::::::: DC/BALTIMORE ::::::::::
-There's tons of bookstore options: strip-mall/outlet-mall/non-mall/mall(along with the huge A.M. free kiddie show); suburban/urban/rural
-The kids can really get something out of the DC tourism scene during this election year(visit the White House, enjoy free Smithsonian action like the zoo and air & space museum, do a drive by Duff's at Charm City Cakes, catch a game at Camden Yards, etc...)

Tina Kincaid said...

Dallas, TX or anywhere close. I would love to buy your book and love to meet you! Thanks for the blog, I enjoy it very much. And simply can't wait for the book:-)

RefreshMom said...

Another vote for the San Francisco Bay Area. Lighthouse Christian Bookstore in Dublin, CA; Barnes and Noble in Dublin or Borders in Pleasanton. I know you'll get a good turn out here! (And I can set my 2 boys up to play with your little guys in the kids dept.)

Kim in So Cal said...

Ontario California, please!!!

Kristine said...

August? The month that I spend 2 weeks on the road August? Moving long distance August? Sigh.

Well, I'm from Sacramento, but I'll be spending 4 days in Phoenix, 4 near Dallas, and then be near Oklahoma City. Of course, I'm sure you'll be in each place when I'm not.

Still, it's sounds so exciting, and I'm sure you'll be amazed by the large crowds excited to meet you!

Jules said...

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA
The Borders store here has a lot of famous authors come. You would fit right in - and I could babysit while you were mobbed by the hordes.

Angie said...

I'm in Hawaii! Come here! On Oahu, any bookstore and I'll be there!

M said...

Surely you're coming to Fort Worth, since Mimi is here, right? If not, here's another vote for Fort Worth, Dallas, or somewhere in between!

Angel said...

Please come to Toledo, Ohio. I have a bunch of people reading your blog and I will bring them myself to your signing!!

Anonymous said...

Monroeville...suburb of Pittsburgh, PA

osubuckeyefamily said...

Columbus, OH or surrounding area. I will be there for you to sign your book. What is better than Buckeye Country? :)

Safe travels and don't worry - my kids will have made a bigger mess while I'm standing in line to get my book signed by you than all yours would all day in the store....and I only have 2! (yet another reason to come to Columbus, you can get a lot of good material just by watching my boys in a book store!) ha!

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