BOOK CLUB CAR TRIP from Susan Gregg Gilmore on Vimeo.

I haven’t been out on the road much lately.  Remember, my butt’s been in the chair.  But today I drove up to Clarksville, TN, to speak to a book club.  Got me thinking about book tour 2010.  It’s about eight months away, but I’m already starting to plot it all out.  It’s like working a jigsaw puzzle — a maddening, complicated jigsaw puzzle.

For the most part, publishing houses don’t send their authors out on the road, well, not mid-list authors like myself. But I think it’s absolutely critical for a writer to get to know the people selling and reading your book.  That’s why I traveled 18,000 miles in total with Dairy Queen and can tell you with great accuracy the very best trucks stops on I-81.

An atlas, calendar and #2 pencil are waiting for me on my desk. Here I go again.

ps – next time I am definitely wearing more make-up!

Posted January 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm · 3 comments · Leave a Comment


  1. Kathy R (Bermudaonion), January 21st, 2010, 6:48 pm

    I was wondering who was taking the video until the end! LOL You must have gotten a new video camera for Christmas.
  2. Barbara B, January 21st, 2010, 10:11 pm

    Loved having you visit our book club this morning!! Thoroughly enjoyed you, your thoughts and comments! Thanks ever so much for sharing with us! AND, am really looking forward to meeting Bezellia! Thanks!! B
  3. Dan, January 21st, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Makes me really miss my beautiful wife!!

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