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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hello Fireflies!! I interrupt Kristin's regularly scheduled blogging for the following:

Tour Dates

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 6:30pm
Liberty Bay Books
Poulsbo, WA

Thursday, February 5, 2009 7:30pm
Eagle Harbor Books
157 Winslow WayBainbridge, WA

Friday, February 6, 2009 6:30pm
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA

Monday, February 9, 2009 7:00pm
Borders687 NW 12th St.
Gresham, OR
503.674.3917

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:00pm
Powells Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR

Thursday, February 26, 2009 7:00pm
Borders16549 NE 74th Street
Redmond, WA

Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:00pm
Village Books
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA

~Kim

37 Comments:

Blogger april said...

Well, I'll travel up to 2 hours to see an author (went to Richmond to see Susan Elizabeth Phillips), but that's a bit too far for me. Bummer.

February 3, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

I sure hope the National Book Festival continues in the fall.

February 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Leen said...

Ok, I have some good and some bad news related to this blog post.

The bad news is I am not gonna make it to any of the tour dates. Well... you probably never expected me to, since I'm in Belgium anyway. So the only thing that really counts is...

The good news: I got a mail today from my online bookstore, which states that the Barbara Delinsky books are gonna have to be backordered, so it'll take longer to send them, BUT... they've sent out my copy of "True Colors" already!!! Yay!!!

Ok, now the REAL bad news. I have 505 pages to go in my book that I just started. I tend to never leave a book unfinished, so I'm in BIG trouble, cuz I wanna start reading "True Colors"... hmmm... how about yesterday? lol.

Anyway... if you don't hear from me for the next few days, you know where I'm at. NOT in Washington, but devouring a brand new book. Kristin, start trembling, cuz when I'm done I'm gonna give you my unbiased and very critical review. ;)

Love,
Leen

February 4, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Kim, I live in NJ! Can you get Kristin to come down here???

February 4, 2009 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I am trying VERY VERY VERY hard to convince my boss that I need to join the gang at a meeting we're having in our Seattle office on 2/26. Imagine me, getting to go to Borders in Redmond and meet Kristin that evening !!! Stay tuned ....

February 4, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

We would love to have Kristin out in Minneapolis/St. Paul. And if I could, I would definitely head to WA or OR to see you in person. Have a great tour and congrats again on the success of Firefly Lane in paperback and True Colors!

February 5, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi kh.. enjoyed meeting you last night.. do your recall.. we were at your reading(Eagle bookstore) .. my name is Jacqueline and I was with my Best friend Michele, we sat in the front row.. you said "remind me when you blog about an article in the NY times about self-publishing.. so can you pls send it my way..my email is [email protected] much appreciation.enjoy TGIF

February 6, 2009 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Can't wait to see you and to get my book signed!

February 6, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I can't wait to read "true colors"..I just recieved it on friday night..It's a beautiful cover.. I hope you'll be able to come to San Diego,Ca someday..Congrats on making another best seller!

February 8, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristin H... hi.. I had to ask my 19 year old to show me how to blog.. yeah.. so hope this works.. my third try. My name is jacqueline and I was with my friend Michele during your reading at Eagle bookstore in BI..(feb 5) and you said to remind you to send me a copy of the NY times selfpublish article.. I'm self publishing my book: Code Blue. My email is [email protected] would like to know what the article is about. Thank you Jacqueline Banchero

February 8, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read it with a box of kleenex! Loved it!!

February 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Kari Simonson said...

My copy is ready to pick up at the library today. Cannot WAIT to pick it up!
I live in Minnesota...won't be able to make it...so bummed out!!
COME TO THE MIDWEST!!!

February 10, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Kari Simonson said...

OH NAOMI...I would rally to meet Kristin here in the Cities.
I live in Lakeville...where are you?

February 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Irish said...

Kristin,

The book was fantastic! I read it in two days. My name is Irish and I met you at the Liberty Bay Book Store at your launch. You said to remind you that my husband and I had just gotten back from Japan. I am reading (listening) Between Sisters and I have a question about it. Can you email me at [email protected]? Thank you!

February 10, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Okay, I stayed up (as we used to say when I lived in Maine) WICKED late to finish True Colors last night. It was truly incredible and I loved the story. I am now dying to talk about it. LOL

This is the type of book that when you are away from it, you are thinking about it and when you near the end, you hate to see your time with these people be over.

February 10, 2009 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

April, I'm so jealous you got to go to a SEPPIE signing. How fun!!

Lynn, that's so funny you should mention "wicked late." I recently finished a book where the author used wicked a ton and guess what? She's from Maine! LOL I was wondering if it was a regional saying. Oh, and I've been meaning to ask you--in a previous post you said you were going to go and make your favorite dinner. Can I ask what you made? (I'm always on the lookout for new recipes!!)

Leen, it would be so fun if you were in the states and could make a signing. Has your copy of True Colors arrived?

Michelle, Naomi, Kari, and Tiffany--I'm hard at work convincing Kristin she needs to sign all over the U.S. I'd have to travel with her, of course, as her assistant. That's only fair, right?!? LOL

Lisa, I SOOO hope you've convinced your boss!! Do keep us posted!

Welcome to new Fireflies Jacqueline, Emily, and Tiffany. (I hope I didn't forget anyone).

Kim
P.S. I snapped a few pictures at one of Kristin's signings. I'll try and get them up in the next couple of days.

February 11, 2009 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Leen said...

Kim,

I got my book more than a week ago, but we were kept so busy at school that I didn't get to finish the other book I was reading until today. Right after this blog comment, I'm going to bed and I hope to at least read a few pages in "True colors" before I fall asleep. Give me about a week or so (sounds long and I'm not even a slow reader, but I'll still be rather busy with other things too) and I'll be able to let you know how much I enjoyed it.

I'm definitely looking forward to see those pictures. I always love taking them myself, but I just as much enjoy seeing other people's photo's. As they say: a picture says more than a thousand words. Then again... some people (like Kristin) can draw such a perfect picture with words that I don't always agree with that saying.

And talking about words... we had a national dictation contest here today, which I've entered almost every year since it started and once again I won a prize. I came out first at my local preliminary. Since I was rather ill prepared (due to being so busy, again), I didn't expect to win at all and I certainly didn't have the feeling I did a good job, but I guess I just have some kinda language instinct that helps me anyway. ;)

Other than that: I watched a movie (on dvd) today for the first time in a very long time and I really liked it. For those of you who might not have seen it yet, I can definitely recommend "The pursuit of happiness" with Will Smith and his son in it. Heck... it gave me an advance start on the crying I'll do when I'm reading "True colors", so what more should I need?

Oh and Kristin... I see a real big gap in your tour schedule, so I'm expecting a new post now. ;)

As for me ever making it to the US for a signing: if I'm in the neighbourhood, I'll certainly come visit, but I'm definitely going for the "meet your favourite author at the airport" thing too. Hey, I'm always looking for Garth Brooks in the business class section of my plane too... lol.

Love,
Leen

February 14, 2009 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger april said...

SEP came to Richmond so a friend and I traveled 2 hours to see her. I met her briefly at RWA in 2000, but I've been on her bulletin board since it was up and running. I met her again at RWA (Dallas), too.

Wicked, I believe, is a New England thing. It took me 5 years to rid myself of saying it after I moved out of Massachusetts. SO hard, but everyone made fun of me in Connecticut (which is only like a couple of hours away). They do still say it in northern Connecticut where my relatives live, but we lived closer to NYC.

A friend of mine read True Colors and Firefly Lane last week. They are her first Kristin Hannah books, but she has more. I believe she has Magic Hour and I bought her Once in Every Lifetime and If You Believe. She cried a lot so she has to take a break. ;)

I totally wanted to go to a booksigning tonight and so many people recommended it, but after the long weekend and bowling starting up this week, I should spend a night home. Oh, well, maybe next time.

Can't wait to see the photos, Kim!

February 17, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Hello all----

will be reading and answering all these as soon as I get home. :) I can't wait!!!


thanks for keeping in touch. sorry I'm traveling so much. I really do love hearing from all of you. And I'll be home soon....

adios and aloha!

K

February 17, 2009 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Kim,

I looked at my previous posts (most of them) but I can't figure out what dinner I was referring to, or what post that was. I think it would be *great* if we had a recipe section. I do have a meal I love, make for company, make for dinners to take to people who have had babies or surgery, and the leftovers are even better!

I'm amazed that I don't weigh 875 pounds because I love to cook ;-)

February 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Lynn, I goofed (such a HUGE surprise! LOL) It was Lisa who posted about cooking her favorite dinner. Got my "L" Fireflies confused. :( And may I say great minds think alike--Kristin and I have been discussing having a recipe section. I'm sure one of her reasons is she's sick of me asking "What are you cooking for dinner?" ha ha ha ha
Kim

February 21, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear April---

Two hours for an author is a good far bit. I would drive forever to meet JK Rowling or Stephen King. Other than that, honestly, I'll go about a half an hour. So believe me, you're more than generous. Maybe sometime I'll get to your neck of the woods. I hope so. And tho I'm not going to DC, I'll probably be in nashville next summer. Maybe we'll see each other again there...

aloha,
K

February 25, 2009 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Lynn--

What is the National book festival? When and where?

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Leen--

Once again, I'm laughing. So what did you decide to do? did you burn through the 500 pages in a blink or did you set that book aside to read True Colors?

Can't wait to hear...

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Lisa---

Well????? Any chance you'll be in Redmond? Wow, would that be awesome!!!

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear naomi and michelle---

All I can say is write St Martins and tell them to send me to your respective states!!!

aloha,

K

ps: kim--should we give out some bookplates with my signature for fireflies? Is that somethine you all would like?

February 25, 2009 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Jacqueline and Michelle---

I do remember meeting you at the signing at Eagle Harbor. I'll look for the website I was talking about, but until I find it, go to nytimes.com and run a search on Lisa Genova's book "Still Alice."

Great to meet you---

aloha,
K

February 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Emily and Tiffany---

Hope you both enjoy the book!!!

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear kari and naomi---

I love the midwest--especially Illinois and Minnesota. I hope to get out there some time to meet you both.

aloha,
K

February 25, 2009 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Irish---
Of course I remember meeting you and your husband. I see that Kim posted a photo of you from the signing. It's easier for me to keep in touch on the blog, so I hope that's okay for you.

Welcome to the fireflies! We're all glad to have you here as a part of the conversation.

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Lynn---

Glad you loved the book! Even better is the Mainer saying "wicked late". I LOVE that! I bet that we'll all be saying that on the blog soon.

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Leen----

It sounds like your schedule has been crazy busy, so please, please, read True Colors slowly and enjoy it. You deserve a break. And definitely, definitely, if I find myself in an airport near you, I will do an inpromptu signing just for you.

aloha,
K

February 25, 2009 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Leen----

It sounds like your schedule has been crazy busy, so please, please, read True Colors slowly and enjoy it. You deserve a break. And definitely, definitely, if I find myself in an airport near you, I will do an inpromptu signing just for you.

aloha,
K

February 25, 2009 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear April---

You're a bowler???? Do tell. I LOVE bowling. It was practically all I did in lawa school. :)

Do you bring little miss along with you?

aloha,
k

February 25, 2009 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger april said...

Oh, I bowl in a beer league every Thursdays in a Spring and Fall season. I'm so not good. I bowl an average of 85 points or so a game, but I have a huge handicap which helps. Little Miss does not go. I heard the Easter Bunny (Grandma) bought her a kiddie bowling set this year though. When she's ready, I also have a 6 lb Eeyore Bowling Ball she can use. The boy has golf on weekends so I get Thursday bowling.

February 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read Fireflies. I could not put it down. To be truthful the book I have recommended to all my friend.

Why I was waiting for True Colors to come out, I went and read Between Sister. It was a heart breaker for me. I loved and cried toward the end when the family discovered each other all over again, the memories lost and the love that brought the whole family back together again. Reminded. me of my Mom and her sister

March 5, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Leen said...

Kristin,

From now on, I'll be carrying one of your paperbacks in my suitcase everywhere I go just to pester you, cuz I'm gonna take you up to this. You can write "Leen, you're such a nuisance" in my book for all I care, as long as I can take a picture (my camera is always with me, so that's no problem) to prove that I met you. Oh, and I hope Ben tags along too. See my other post (still gotta write it, but it's already in my head) for that. :)

Leen

March 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

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