The initial Wings book launch tour was sizzling! Thank you to artiste Anna Elkins for joining us with her gorgeous, colorful sketches and effervescent presence. Here are a few highlights:
Our first event was at BOOK PASSAGE, and “the Bay Area’s liveliest bookstore” was crowded with champagne lovers and eager readers.
Special guest, mentor extraordinaire, Georgia Hesse, dishes about the deeper aspects of France. You can find out more about this “grande dame of travel writing” here.
“The Taste of This Place” transported everyone through revolutions, wars, reigns and riots.
University Bookstore in Seattle was our next stop, where we sampled Jurassic Cheese and celebrated “Bastille Day on the Palouse”, followed by an exquisite private event in Seattle.
Kings Bookstore in Tacoma gave us a warm welcome, including flowers.
A private event in Auburn was a chance for a pink champagne toast and “Coasting Beyond Boyhood”, a story about Normandy.
Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane with its vibrant atmosphere packed them in and included an introduction by Christina Ammon and an appearance by my travel writing guru, the boisterous and brilliant Tim Cahill, who spoke about the origin of our stories and why they can reach the universal.
All through this tour, Anna Elkins and her work added pizzazz and panache.