The Great 2013 Southwest Publishing Workshop and Book Signing Tour

Our Fleetwood RV, ready to be loaded up!

Our Fleetwood RV, ready to be loaded up!

This summer I’d like to do a little “giving back” while we try to see a bit more of this great country of ours. From early June through mid-July we’ll be on the road touring the Southwest, and it’s my hope to meet with groups of authors to pass on what I can about how I’ve made it this far in the self-publishing biz, as well as getting together with some of the great fans who’ve helped me get here.

Come 8 June, we’ll be heading out in our RV, coming to a city that I hope will be near you! My plan at this point is to contact some of the author groups in cities we’ll be passing through to set up some self-publishing seminars (note: these will be FREE), and to see if there are some local bookshops or other venues where fans might like to get together for a book signing, belt out a few bawdy songs, and walk away with some free goodies, too.

So if you have any ideas or suggestions, please comment on this page or email me directly.

While nothing’s carved in stone yet, although the departure and return dates are pretty well fixed, here’s what our itinerary is looking like. So if you’re in or near one of these towns on the dates we’ll be passing through, let me know and we’ll see if we can set something up! Note that the dates given are our arrival-departure dates for each location…

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  • 7-9 June: Tampa, FL
  • 8-9 June: Chattahoochee, FL
  • 9-11 June: New Orleans, LA
  • 11-13 June: Houston, TX
  • 13-16 June: San Antonio, TX
  • 16-17 June: Sonora, TX
  • 17-18 June: Carlsbad, NM
  • 18-20 June: Las Cruces, NM
  • 20-24 June: Tucson, AZ
  • 24-26 June: Phoenix, AZ
  • 26-28 June: Seligman, AZ
  • 28 June-2 July: Grand Canyon
  • 2-7 July: Page, AZ
  • 7-8 July: Holbrook, AZ
  • 8-11 July: Santa Fe, NM
  • 11-12 July: Amarillo, TX
  • 12-15 July: Dallas, TX
  • 15-17 July: Houston, TX (we’ll be here on my birthday – w00t!)
  • 17-19 July: New Orleans, LA
  • 19-20 July: Chattahooche, FL
  • 20-21 July: Tampa, FL
  • And if you’re not along the circuit we plan to travel this summer, fear not. We hope to do this sort of thing every summer, going to different parts of the country. I don’t want anyone to feel left out…!

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14 comments on “The Great 2013 Southwest Publishing Workshop and Book Signing Tour
  1. Janine says:

    You are going the wrong way….. 😉

  2. helphand says:

    Neat idea, you won’t cross my path but I like what you are doing, very creative.

  3. Robert says:

    No!!!! U have to come to Baltimore!!! U have to!!! There’s sooooo much I’d love to chat with u about!!!!

  4. Stephen Ross says:

    The UK is pretty small and I’m sure you could belt out a few tunes with a few drams of whisky in you :-)

  5. I look forward to seeing you this summer, Mike. Houston and San Antonio are both within a couple of hours of here. You should also make a stop in Austin if you can.

  6. Mike (@Comkey) says:

    Michael! You go by my family/friends in Tempe, AZ BY THREE MILES between points ‘I’ and ‘J’ (Elliot Road and I-10). How much is it going to cost me to fly down there and buy you and the family lunch? I’LL DO IT! 😉

    • LOL! Fanatic! 😀 We’re scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on 25 June, and will be spending one night there before rolling north to Seligman. I wouldn’t advise you to buy plane tickets, though, because there’s always the possibility that we could be delayed. However, we WILL eventually be heading up to the northwest, or if you decide to vacay in Florida… 😉

  7. Mike (@Comkey) says:

    Not to mention ‘Changing Hands’ bookstore at McClintock and Guadalupe Rd. An amazing 1 BLOCK from my family’s house! Oooooo …

  8. Rosemary says:

    Hey…look forward to meeting you and the family in Amarillo! I’m marking it down on my calendar right now!

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