I know this may not be as intriguing as The Royal Birth, but I’m feeling pretty jazzed about my northern California book tour that I’m halfway through with. Just so that you don’t feel left out of all of the excitement, here’s a recap so far:
July 20th signing at Folsom Prison Museum. This is the trapdoor that the 93 men stood on, seconds before their deaths. (Thanks for the pictures, Linda)!
(My best Johnny Cash pose–trying not to smile)
The following morning, I made my television debut on Good Day Sacramento with “Chicken Man.” (Felix Sloper, not Cody Stark, Good Day’s fabulous host)
WATCH HERE (and see if you can spot the basted bird that makes a surprise appearance).
On Monday, I had my first radio interview . . . a quick 3-4 minute chat with Kitty O’Neal on 1530 KFBK NewsTalk.
Like the TV interview, it went by in a blur.
I took some time out for some tree hugging . . .
This morning I had the amazing opportunity to talk with Beth Ruyak on “Insight,” on Capital Public Radio.
You can listen in HERE and hear the huge, awkward pause I make when my mind goes blank around the 10 minute mark.
The fun continues tonight at Time Tested Books (7 p.m.) here in Sacramento, and Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
Thanks for the great support!
July 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm
What a journey, April! I hope you’re having tons of fun.
July 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm
I just got this message. I so wish I’d gotten one a week or two ago saying you’d be HERE. I would have tried to make a book signing in Folsom or Sacto. Right now you’re probably setting up for the Sacto signing & I can’t be there either. Are you leaving from San Francisco after tomorrow night’s signing from there? Or will you be in the Sacramento area longer?
I only ask because…
like you I had “something fall into my lap”…
and I was going to be getting in touch with you in the near future, but wanted to have my act together better before doing it…
but if I’d known you were going to be nearby I’d have tried to get together with you now.
I have a diary from a Folsom prisoner that covers many events from 1911 – 1915. Many of the names mentioned are names in your book. I JUST got your book a few days ago, so I haven’t yet even read it from beginning to end.
I tried to reach a Folsom historian by email awhile back & it didn’t go through. But again, I didn’t feel ready enough to make a real appt with them yet so I didn’t pursue it. And I thought that after I saw your book I’d have a better idea of what information is available there too.
So I’m basically starting now to get serious about doing something with the diary I have.
It’s too bad the diary I’ve had sitting around for probably 25+ years hadn’t been come across before your book had been too far along, or it might have had things that would have worked in to your book. I’m not sure how it will do as a “stand alone” little book, but think it is of enough historical significance to go forth with it. And I’ve recently published another book using Amazon & Kindle so putting this one together should come easier.
I live in Yuba City, which is about 40 miles north of Sacramento.
Mary Gunderson 1551 Reed Road Yuba City, CA 95993 530-674-2840
Congratulations on your book, I look forward to reading it all very soon. I’m glad you’re out on tour & wish you lots of sales & success! I listened to your interview links & you sound like a lovely young woman.
July 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Oh, Mary! Are you kidding me?! I wish I could have a look at the diary! I’m leaving Friday night from San Francisco. Perhaps we can meet up tomorrow or Friday before I leave. Shoot me an email if you can: email@example.com How did you acquire the diary?