Oct 1 2014

Tracey Jackson

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Book Tour

WE LEFT SOME BOOKS IN SAN FRANCISCO

WE LEFT SOME BOOKS IN SAN FRANCISCO

So right now we are in Oxford Mississippi.  We have been up since four am when we left for the airport.

Now people who have been following us for some time will know I make a big deal about the difference between an explanation and an excuse.

I could do the really lazy thing and just toss up an affirmation. But, I feel like I need to catch everyone up and to welcome our new followers. Not to mention that I need to show them we are not just an affirmation a day site. Cause you know if we were, they could cruise on over to a bunch of places for some feel good sayings. So that is an explanation and an excuse rolled into one.

But Paul and I have been on a really crazy, non stop book tour for two weeks.

I wil give you and example of a typical day.

Up at six. Hop online and check emails, Twitter, post something on Facebook. Get back to everyone who might have written in. And upload photos from the day before.

Then each day we usually have between one and three podcasts or radio or TV  interviews, that takes us to lunch when we either have a  group lunch like the Literary Lunches run by Bob McBarton, or we meet up with someone we know or want to meet.

Then we have to go over what we are doing that night as every night is an event at a bookstore or somewhere. Somewhere in there we try and exercise. And then there are many days that are plain old travel days – like today.

We spent two full days in San Francisco.

If I were not in some sort of sleep deprived coma I would be able to articulately thank everyone who was so kind to us and mention all the people we met. But I am offering up yet another explanation and an excuse – too tired. Paul just came in and said he is going to bed and shut the door to his room.  Thus leaving me alone with my computer and my half closed eyes.

So I will offer up a photo journey from our trip to San Francisco and then I will close my computer and go to sleep.

Obligatory room shot.

Obligatory room shot.

 

Awesome interview on day one with Paul  N. Brumbaugh which will be posted on under events on our page.

Awesome interview on day one with Paul N. Brumbaugh which will be posted on under events on our page.

 

Sandwiched between two Pauls.

Sandwiched between two Pauls.

Our friend &  G and T blogger Bryan Castner. We were so thrilled to spend time with him. He came from Arizona to meet us!

Our friend & G and T blogger Bryan Castner. We were so thrilled to spend time with him. He came from Arizona to meet us!

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Monday night we read at Great Good Place for Books in Oakland. This is Kathleen who owns the store. Thank you Kathleen for a lovely event.

Monday night we read at Great Good Place for Books in Oakland. This is Kathleen who owns the store. Thank you Kathleen for a lovely event.

How much weirder could this photo be? An empty room at a restaurant. I forgot to take photos once the event started. But shortly after this the room was full and we were jabbering away for the Literary Lunches.

How much weirder could this photo be? An empty room at a restaurant. I forgot to take photos once the event started. But shortly after this the room was full and we were jabbering away for the Literary Lunches.

Always remember when on a book tour to stop by stores and sign stock. We did that all yesterday afternoon.  It has two benefits, A) you meet the folks who work at the store. B) once signed they can't return the books!

Always remember when on a book tour to stop by stores and sign stock. We did that all yesterday afternoon. It has two benefits, A) you meet the folks who work at the store. B) once signed they can’t return the books!

 

Signed Stock.

Signed Stock.

 

Crowd forming last night at Book Passage at Corte Madera.  It turned out to be a lively group and we had a great time.

Crowd forming last night at Book Passage at Corte Madera. It turned out to be a lively group and we had a great time.

Now this might not look like much to you but it meant the world to me. Every night I suffer through endless people coming up to Paul clutching Phantom of the Paradise sleeves and CD's. Last night finally someone brought one of my films. The Guru. I was beyond thrilled.

Now this might not look like much to you but it meant the world to me. Every night I suffer through endless people coming up to Paul clutching Phantom of the Paradise sleeves and CD’s. Last night finally someone brought one of my films. The Guru. I was beyond thrilled.

Cory - my man. The Guru lives. Thank you Cory.

Cory – my man. The Guru lives. Thank you Cory.

This woman drove two hours to see us. She asked the most amazing questions. If I had a brain cell operating I would remember her name. But we were very impressed.

This woman drove two hours to see us. She asked the most amazing questions. If I had a brain cell operating I would remember her name. But we were very impressed.

With old friend and loyal follower Lydia Winkler.

With old friend and loyal follower Lydia Winkler.

 

We're grateful. We're trusting and we're exhausted. But we will keep on keeping on and we will go back to dishing up our insights soon. Thank you for your patience. P and T.

We’re grateful. We’re trusting and we’re exhausted. But we will keep on keeping on and we will go back to dishing up our insights soon. Thank you for your patience. P and T.

Tracey Jackson

Tracey Jackson is a screenwriter and blogger at traceyjacksononline.com. Her book Gratitude and Trust is now available.