I’m updating you from a hotel room in Baton Rouge. Snark-La-Tex has been a BLAST. Seriously, it could not have gone better. We had fun turnouts in awesome bookstores, and we’ve had so much fun together. Everyone’s asked, “Have you killed each other yet?”, which couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ve had an awesome time, laughing our way through everything.
There has been a lot of eating, a lot of snarking, a ridiculous amount of swearing, and a tattoo. Whose? Where? You’ll just have to wait if you don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter. 😉
I’ll blog the whole tour soon enough, when it’s over. Tonight we have our last signing in Shreveport, at the Barnes &Â Noble on Youree, at 7pm. Be there or be square.
But now I’ve got a special treat for you, a guest post from Kat Richardson who has done a very cool walking audio tour for her books. Kat’s books are set in Seattle, so if you’re a visiting fan these tours have to be a must-do on your list!
Playing Tourist in Harper Blaineâ€™s Neighborhood
Nikki, being the fab human that she is, asked if Iâ€™d say something about the walking tour I put together recently for YodioTours.com. Well, OK, because Iâ€™m always one to toot my own horn if someone is fool enough to ask.
Which is kind of how the whole thing startedâ€”Clay Loges asked me if Iâ€™d like to make a tour based on my Greywalker books for his new service and since it was a chance to get some more exposure in a new way, I said â€œsure!â€ Clay had been referred to me by the staff at Seattle Mystery Bookshop who are the best book-pimps money canâ€™t buy. I just love those guys.
So I walked around, took photos, wrote the script, edited the script with Clayâ€™s help and then recorded the audio once weâ€™d got all the photos and the script set to our satisfaction. It was fun to take a look around the neighborhood again since it had been a while since Iâ€™d spent much time in Pioneer Square. The books had started out there, but the later ones had often gone out on vacation to other parts of town or even other towns and Iâ€™d almost forgotten some of the things that had made me love the historic district to begin with. So I guess Iâ€™m back in love with my characterâ€™s old stomping grounds. Itâ€™s nice when a new project reminds you how much you loved the old ones.
If you want to take a look, the tour is up at YodioTours.com (http://www.yodiotours.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=35&Itemid=164) and you can view it online or download it to your phone and follow along, when you visit Seattle.
Thanks to Nikki for letting my squat in her blog like thisâ€”sheâ€™s the best!
I AM the best, Kat. 😉 But seriously, thanks for posting and this walking tour is such a great idea. In fact, I’m so psyched about this idea that if you comment about which other series of books you’d think would make a great walking tour, and why, I’ll enter you into a contest to win the book of your choice from Kat’s Greywalker series. Sound good? So comment on this blog post, and if you win then you can pick any of Kat’s Greywalker books and I’ll have it Amazoned to you. 😉 If you’ve never tried this series, I think you’ll love it. I’ll draw the winner next Friday, May 27th.
So comment away and thanks for blogging, Kat! I’ll blog myself soon about the tour (the tats and the plans for Poonstache 2012). But if you miss me that much, you can finally see my debut post at Pens Fatales, on carpeing your diems. 😉
See all you Shreveporters shortly!