End of the Road

September 21st, 2009

I’m at 4970 miles and 16 states, and here’s the rest of the Neverending Tour:

Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 PM, The Mystery Company, 233 2nd Avenue SW, Carmel, Indiana

Wednesday, September 23, 6:00 PM, Foul Play Books, 27 E. College Avenue, Westerville, Ohio

Tuesday, September 29, 12 noon, Seattle Mystery Bookstore. 113 Cherry Street, Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM, Murder By The Book, 3210 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, Oregon

Friday, October 2, 2009, 7:00 PM, M is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA (with the wonderful Wendy Hornsby)

Sunday, October 4, 3:45 PM, West Hollywood Book Fair, Panel on “Dark and Twisted: Testing the Limits of Depravity” (Moi?) , West Hollywood Park, California, obviously

Then ZZZZZZZZZZZ for several days, and also some writing — remember writing? And then:

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 PM, Flintridge Books & Coffee House, 946 Flintridge Boulevard, in (counterintuitively) La Canada, California

If you’re going to be near any of those locations and you would be entertained by a man who is holding onto his sanity by a hair, and a hair with failing roots, by all means, show up.  Smile at me.  I need it.

And I can’t say enough about how kind everyone has been at every stop along the way.  Bookstore owners and their customers are the best people in the world.

4 Responses to “End of the Road”

  1. suzanna Says:

    That’s a ton of miles Tim. I’m happy that people have been kind to you along the way. I’ll be seeing you in San Mateo and will be happy to see you no matter what your hair is like that day or what state of mind you’re in.

  2. karen from mentor Says:

    Hey Tim,
    Although I would LOVE to come see you holding onto your last bit of sanity [especially since there might have been CAKE] I accidentally landed a paying gig for Wednesday and won’t be able to drive seven hours round trip to see you.

    I will send you a big beaming smile….[here] …that should get you all the way through OHIO…..you’ll have to refuel for Washington…
    Don’t do any of the zzzzzzzzzzzing in the car…Doris still needs adult supervision.

    Karen :0)

  3. Larissa Says:

    Yes-driving while sleeping=bad. Here’s a big smile for you as well 😀 and another one. (c: Anyway-sounds like you’ve had a great run and have lots of cool states ahead of you, I think you’ll make it out in tact. I have faith. One of us has to, right? Enjoy! MyCaptcha: Wasfi slammers. Uhm-wasfi?

  4. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Sorry not to have responded, y’all. This trip leaves very little fuel in the tank at the end of the day — drive, hotel, dress, event, sleep, pack, drive, hotel . . . You get the picture.

    Zanna, I would never have a bad hair day for you, and if I do, I’ll wear my polka-dot do-rag. And I’ll be happy because I’ll (a) see you, and (b) be one day away from home.

    Karen, sorry you couldn’t make it, but I do understand about money, which trumps most stuff. And Ohio was a breeze — it was the drive from Billings, Montana to Spokane that took three years off my life.

    Riss — I’ll take a smile from you any time, since you have one of the world’s greatest. I’m intact so far, and cool is actually shading into cold now that I’m in Seattle. And don’t you DARE slam that wasfi. They’re very well organized.

    And my captcha is encouragement Neubert. Sounds like a French children’s book.

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