Talk from the Tour

Some random notes from Peter as he goes from city to city on his book tour…

It was wonderful being a guest at Janet Rudolph’s beautiful home and being provided with such a large glass of fine wine. The company was most stmulating. California went well on the whole, and it was a real joy to get away from the cold and snow for a while and meet up with fans at M is for Mystery Rakestraw Books, in the Bay Area, then the Mystery Bookstore, Book ‘Em, Vroman’s, Mysteries to Die For and Book Carnival in L.A. and Ornage Country.

It was almost too lovely a day to spend in a bookstore on Sunday afternoon in San Diego, but the people at Mysterious Galaxy made it more than worthwhile, and it was great to see Bob and Fred again. The one sad note among all of it was to find out that Stacey’s, on Market Strret in San Francisco, is closing down. I have been there more times than I can remember and was honoured to appear at their lunchtime session. It’s a pity there will be no more.

Flights and airports are as miserable as ever, and I’m never quite sure when the next meal is coming. But that’s par for the course. Right now I’m in chilly Salt Lake City looking forward to an event promoted by the King’s English bookstore to be held at the central public library at 7pm tonight. Tomorrow, it’s the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ, and that interbiew and Q and A will be webcast very soon.