On the road again

Lessons learned today:

  • Beef jerky on it’s own is not enough to keep a girl going all day.
  • Also never diss a hometown boy just before visiting his state. I don’t take a word of that back, but let’s just focus on Deanna Nolan’s awesomeness instead, eh? Plus, really? It’s news to the folks of Michigan that some do not appreciate Bill Laimbeer? I find that very difficult to believe.
  • I am not yet ready to talk in detail about the new book (the one set in the 1930s). At the appearance tonight I started to, but then I got a weird feeling all over, and my mouth closed. How weird is that?

I am now an expert on what clothes travel well and what don’t. I have enough outfits with me for a thousand appearances and it all fit into one teeny tiny suitcase. I am now a packing genius!

If you’re in the Grand Rapids, MI area here’s where I’ll be tomorrow, or, er today:

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 4:00PM
Pooh’s Corner
Breton Village
1886 1/2 Breton Rd. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI

Hope to see some of you there!


  1. Kel on #

    So glad you have two appearances in GR. A friend mentioned in her Facebook status that she was seeing you at Schuler’s today..but I saw it too late. Then went to Scott’s blog to see if he was traveling with you, because then I’d really really be crying that I missed you both, and discovered…yeah! you are traveling together, and “dance the happy dance around the kitchen” you will still be in town and I have no other commitments during your Pooh’s Corner gig. Looking forward to hearing all about HTDYF..I haven’t read it yet, so you will be guaranteed at least one sale 🙂
    Also, I have a “sale fairy”. I go into stores with specific items in mind to buy and nearly every time I find them on sale or clearance (and no, I don’t cheat and look in the sale fliers first) *grin*

  2. Tami on #

    Hi Justine – can’t wait to host you next week (the 7th).
    Just had to say hi and let you know we’re looking forward to it ever so much – the students have some fun stuff planned. What’s your favorite food and drink?
    And what do you NOT want to see on the lunch table? (We want to be properly prepared, and none of us seem to have a “plan a luncheon” fairy!) Have a great week – see you soon!

  3. Dave H. on #

    Having had to deal with Bill for 19 years – player and coach – I thought you were being gentle with him.

    Of course, given that I’m now angry with *your* coach, it just might be that WNBA coaches have issues.

    See you tomorrow – it is so nice of you to come to Detroit for Angie’s birthday! 🙂

  4. Beth on #

    Thanks for coming to GR!

  5. Dan on #

    What fascinates me about you and your writing is that you’re obviously creative and talented.
    But I don’t understand where this feminist side of you is coming from? You should give us some background on that.

    As a guy when I read these blogs of authors (especially female authors)it seems like the majority of you are angry about a world that has clearly changed and of course there are a lot of things that haven’t changed, but you can’t expect it to be perfect.

    Besides that I hope your road trip goes well.

  6. Dan on #

    Oh one other thing, I like the writing style that you use in your novels. It’s clearly your own unique style, not some half @$$ attempt to be someone else which is good to see for once.

  7. rebecca on #

    I now understand your distaste of Bill Laimbeer. *stalks off to resume fuming*

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