Liar Tour

I now have almost all the dates and times for the US Liar tour. For the first time ever I’ll be doing some tour stops in the South and the Northwest. In fact, my only repeat visits are to Austin, Philadelphia and, of course, NYC.1

But first I must apologise. Profusely. Despite what I said earlier, I will not be visiting Phoenix. I’m very disappointed. Phoenix was one of the first cities mentioned for this tour and the Bloomsbury publicists did every thing they could to make it happen. But alas. If it was down to me I’d spend a week in Phoenix visiting every school and library that has ever asked me to appear. Sadly I do not get to choose where I go. So I won’t get to meet the locals who faithfully follow this blog and have done so for years. Or the lovely librarians. I won’t get to talk about the Phoenix Mercury with youse all in person. Or eat at all the wonderful restaurants people have been recommending. I am deeply bummed.

I should never have mentioned any possible tour stops until they were absolutely confirmed. That’s my lesson learned. I’m so sorry to get hopes up with my dumb mistake.

On the bright side, there’s a tour addition: I’ll be going to Chicago, which is another city where I’ve never done an appearance before and another city with really good food.2

Okay, enough of my rabbiting on, here is my 2009 tour schedule:

US Liar Tour

Thursday, 8 October, 7:00 pm:
Joseph Beth Bookstore
387 Perkins Ext

Memphis, TN

Saturday, 10 October, 2:00-3:00 pm
Southern Festival of Books
Talk in Room 16
Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN
Followed by signing
3-4 pm
War Memorial Plaza
Between 6th & 7th Avenues.
Nashville, TN

Friday, 16 October, 7:00 pm:
Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Ave

Larchmont, NY

Monday, 19 October, 4:00 pm
Mukilteo Public Library
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Mukilteo, WA

Monday, 19 October, 7:00 pm
UWash Bookstore
4326 University Way N.E.
Seattle, Washington

Tuesday, 20 October, 7:00 pm
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA

Wednesday, 21 October, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway

Lynnwood, WA

Thursday, 22 October, 4:00 pm
A Children’s Place
4807 NE Fremont St

Portland, OR

Thursday, 22 October, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
12000 SE 82nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97266

Saturday, 24 October, 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Austin Teen Book Festival
Westlake High School
4100 Westbank Drive
Austin, TX

Thursday, 29 October, TBD
Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Rd
Haverford, PA

Thursday, 29 October, 7:00 pm
Blue Marble
551 Carpenter Ln

Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, 4 November, TBD
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL

Thursday, 5 November, 7:00 pm
B&N Skokie
55 Old Orchard Center

Skokie, IL

Tuesday, 10 November, 5:00-7:00 pm
Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th St.

New York, NY

Yes, there will be school appearances as well but as those events are not public I cannot announce them here. I’m really excited about this tour and hope I get to meet some of you.



  1. I mean, I live here half the year, I’ll always do appearances in NYC. []
  2. Yes, I think with my stomach. []


  1. Dave H on #

    We’ll miss you on this tour!

  2. Justine on #

    While I’m bummed that I won’t be seeing you and other friends, I think Bloomsbury’s really smart mostly sending me to places I haven’t been and trying to expand my audience. Some publishers send their authors to the same places year after year. I’m not sure what that achieves.

  3. Ariel on #

    I am sort of ridiculously excited for the Austin Teen Book Festival. It’s really nice to be living somewhere where THINGS ACTUALLY HAPPEN. I mean, rural America is a-okay awesome in a lot of ways in my book, but Austin has concerts, and lectures, and apparently awesome authors who I enjoy stopping by. Yay!

  4. King Rat on #

    There’s no Seattle Public Library in Mukilteo. Did they mean Sno-Isle Library, which does have a branch there?

    (Reason why I ask is I maintain a Seattle area author readings web page. )

  5. Shalonda on #

    Yay! I am so excited. I am planning to come to the Southern Festival of Books, which is only about 4 hours from where I live. So excited to meet you!

  6. Caillie on #

    I’m ridiculously excited that your coming to Mukilteo, and Lynnwood! Last time I met you was on Scotts Extras tour, will he be travailing with you?

  7. Zahra Alley on #

    Aww, no Canada visits. Maybe next time?

    Have fun on your tour!

  8. Tashiana Hudson on #

    awww 🙁 I was all Washington…ok…Oregon…alright, I see where you’re goin with this…Texas. 🙁 noooo you skipped california *tear* lol but I hope you have a great tour! Do you ever feel awkward reading your writing out loud? I feel awkward reading mine.

  9. Kiera on #

    I’m so excited I’ll get to see you at Blue Marble again. Hopefully I won’t have a cold this time. I was dying the whole time last year, but it was worth it.

  10. HypotheticalDystopia on #

    I will begin my quest to convince my parents that I should go to Books of Wonder on Nov. 10th as my birthday present.

  11. Rebecca on #

    I am so jealous of the Austin Teen Book Festival. What’s worse, I MIGHT even be there the weekend before. I will miss it by DAYS. Gah. (I know, I know, it’s NYC, but I get a bit homesick sometimes.)

  12. Tamara on #

    No Arkansas? What a shock.

  13. Saints and Spinners on #

    I hope to make it to the Third Place Books reading in Seattle, WA on October 20. It’s a great bookstore. I tell stories there on a regular basis, so I may be biased, but still! The booksellers are warm, enthusiastic and committed to being supportive of authors and readers.

  14. CKHB on #

    No Boston? Sniff!

  15. Mary Elizabeth S. on #

    Don’t feel bad. Maybe next year you can come to Phoenix. Eventually, right? *crosses fingers*


  16. Rachel on #

    I’m so hoping to come up to Austin for the day…

  17. Marlee on #

    No one ever comes to Florida. 🙁

  18. DK on #

    Yes, the address listed for the Seattle Public Library is actually the address for the Mukilteo Library. That’s excellent! I didn’t think anyone ever came here. The kids will love it (but I’ll probably have to try and see you at the UBookstore instead :D).

  19. capt. cockatiel on #

    OH WHOA Washington!!! I am sooo happy right now. 🙂 I’m totally going to come and see you at 3rd Place Books, even though the last time I went to an author event there it was really terrible. But that was Stephenie Meyer, so…

  20. Justine on #

    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. Can’t wait to meet you all. (I mean those of you who live near places I’m visiting. Sorry, everyone else.)

    Caillie: No, it’ll just be me. Scott’s off on his own tour. We both have books out at the same time, you see.

    Shalonda: Four hours! That’s a huge drive. It’ll be exciting to get to meet you.

    Mary Elizabeth: I will definitely eventually make it to Phoenix. I promise!

  21. Shveta on #

    I won’t get to see you at the Big Blue Marble event, but I hope it’s great!

    So. Excited. About. Liar!

  22. Meghan on #

    I might be able to go to the Philly one! Do you know the date for it yet?

  23. Justine on #

    Meghan: Both Philly events are on on Thursday, 29 October.

  24. Jacob on #

    Yes! Finally, somewhere near where I live! I mean seriously, for once I’m only about an hour away from(city where Justine will be)! Yay!

  25. Amiee on #

    to be clear, can we bring books to be signed?

  26. Justine on #

    Amiee: As far as I’m concerned that’s absolutely fine. I’ll sign anything.

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