April 1st is fast approaching people, but it’s no joking matter—this week starts the media merry-go-round for Homemade with Love! Is it okay to refer to it as such? I probably should run this post by my publicist, or at the very least not be writing it at 3:33am—make a wish! You know that one, where you make a wish whenever the time reads all the same numbers…11:11, 2:22, etc. I’m still a schoolgirl in that I make wishes at any chance I can get, like on the first star at night. I even do that thing where you tie the paper from a straw into a loop and if it comes out in a knot it means the boy you love is thinking about you. All silly stuff, but wishes are just dreams we want to make come true one day, right?
Any way, I’ve figured out the perfect recipe for squeezing in a few more work hours to the day.
1. Collapse in bed right after the kids are tucked in, which for me was 8:30pm tonight.
2. Wake up at 12:30am feeling completely rested.
3. Toss and turn for an hour because one really shouldn’t get up and start working at 12:30am.
4. Finally give into insomnia at 1:30am, and run a hot bubble bath. Then go into home office and start clacking away at your laptop.
Okay, so maybe this isn’t the perfect recipe, but it is my State of the Union at the moment. I know I’m going to regret not trying harder to fall back to sleep, but since I can’t fall asleep on command—I was always envious of Mikey’s ability to do this, I figured it was a good opportunity to gather all my book tour information in one handy place. And there are updates—I’ve finally confirmed my Canada trip, and added another event to my North Carolina stop too.
Oh, and I have one more very exciting surprise for the U.S. portion of my book tour. KitchenAid USA is so graciously giving away one 7-quart stand mixer at each of my signings at The Book Cellar, BookCourt, Quail Ridge and Omnivore Books! Honestly, my use of exclamation points seems out of control these days, but that little announcement just screamed for one, right? You’ll get one raffle ticket for each book purchased, and the winners will be chosen randomly at the end of each signing event.
Okay, I think I feel a yawn coming on. Perhaps I can finally go back to sleep and catch a few winks before the sun (and my kiddos) rise. Nighty night folks. See ya on the flip side.
Homemade with Love Book Tour
Sunday, April 7th 4:00pm—The Book Cellar 4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, IL.
Saturday, April 13th 7:00pm—BookCourt 163 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.
Friday, April 19th 7:30pm—Quail Ridge Books & Music 3522 Wade Avenue in Raleigh, NC.
Saturday, April 20th 12:00pm to 2:00pm— Southern Season 201 South Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC.
Tuesday, April 30th 6:00pm—Omnivore Books 3885a Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco, CA.
Tuesday, May 7th—7:00pm The Cookbook Store 850 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada.
p.s. One quick note about these signing events. Please keep in mind that I will only be able to sign books purchased at the events themselves. It is a great opportunity to come support a local shop in your area. I think most of you understand that is standard practice with bookstore signings, but wanted to mention it just in case.