(Note: you don't even know how excited I was, upon Google image searching "go west, young man" to not only discover that it was the title of a Michael W. Smith album, but it was image number 1 on the page.)
As you may already know, Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, and I are heading west for our High Emission Book Tour. We plan on wasting as much gas as possible, and electricity, and generally doing our part to counteract every thing James Kaelan is doing to not leave a a carbon footprint on his Zero Emission Book Tour. We're going to leave like eleventeenhundred footprints! OK, not really, but the idea of our tour name made us laugh, and that's about all that goes into naming a tour.
Our first stops will be back-to-back Vermin on the Mount readings in San Diego then Los Angeles. Have you ever been to a Vermin reading? Oh, man. They're the best. We're excited!
Also, for three of these first four readings, we're going to have Avian Gospels author, Adam Novy, with us. Novy's book will be out in another month or so, but we're going to have some special preview copies on tour with us. They're beautiful, and the words inside will kick your ass. Seriously. Laird Hunt said it is
and Sal Plascencia said
From the Bay, we're rocking it to Sacramento to hang with the flatmancrooked crew and where we will probably have to duke it out emission-style.
And then, down to Tucson for a big Spork blowout party!
I made a short promo-type video for the tour and, whether or not you want to donate money for the cause, the Kickstarter page is a good collection of all the tour dates, places, times, readers, and all that. I don't think I can express how excited we are to have already raised so much money Of course, if you want to donate a couple dollars, either because you are so in love with us and the cause, or just because you want some of those rad rewards, awesome! All funds will be used solely for tour expenses and, if we happen to have anything extra, it'll be used for gas money next month when we do a short midwest dollar store reunion tour (wait for it... first sneak peak at dates for those coming.... NOW!):
Friday, August 27 6:00pm
High Noon Saloon
St. Paul, MN:
Saturday, August 28
The Clown Lounge
Iowa City, IA:
Sunday, August 29
Monday, August 30