I’ll be on the road for the next few days on book tour, and hope I’ll be able to meet readers at my various signings.Â First stop will be on Tuesday evening 9/25Â at Baileys Crossroads, VA, at Borders Books and Music.Â Then onÂ Wednesday 9/26,Â it’s on to Atlanta, where I’ll appear at the Margaret Mitchell House at 6 PM.Â On 9/27, at 7 PM,Â I’ll be at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Â
What can you expect if you come toÂ my signing?Â A lot of gory stories.Â Â I don’t like to read from my books, but I do like to talk about how the story came about.Â So I’ll be talking about the state of medicine in 1830, from what it was like to be a medical student (and how do you dig up a body?) to how amputations were done in that era before anesthesia.Â People with weak stomachs are forewarned.
And I just want to shout out a huge thanks to my reader, Darijana in Virginia, who emailed me about an incorrect posting on the Borders website.Â Because of her sharp eyes, a booksigning disaster at Baileys Crossroads was averted!
More posts when I get home again.Â