Monday, October 15, 2012

Book Tour Schedule!

From on the way out the door in Oak Harbor, Ohio, Kenn writes:  We're heading to Boston to start our trip to introduce the brand-new Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England!  The official publication date is Tuesday, Oct. 16, and we will kick things off at the New England Wild Flower Society and Massachusetts Audubon Society before going on to events in all six New England states.  We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting lots of new friends as we travel through one of our favorite regions in the world!

Here's a preliminary schedule; we will try to update this with more information as we get more details.  We are immensely grateful to Taryn Roeder and her staff at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for making arrangements for this whole tour.


Here's our new "baby" - its official "birthday" is October 16th!

October 16 at Framingham, Massachusetts: 12:30 p.m. program and book signing at New England Wild Flower Society. More information is here.

October 16 at Lincoln, Massachusetts: 7:00 p.m. program and book signing at Massachusetts Audubon Society's Drumlin Farm. More details are here.

October 17 at Cambridge, Massachusetts:  7:00 p.m. lecture at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

October 18 at Brewster, Massachusetts: 7:00 p.m. program and book signing at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. More details are here.

October 19 at Bristol, Rhode Island:  7:00 p.m. program and book signing at the Environmental Education Center of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. More information is here.

October 20 at Greenwich, Connecticut: 6:00 p.m. reception, followed by a program and book signing, at the Greenwich Audubon Center. Please RSVP. More details are here.

October 22 at New Canaan, Connecticut: 3:00 p.m. program at the New Canaan Library as part of the library's "Authors on Stage" series.

October 23 at South Hadley, Massachusetts: 7:00 p.m., program and book signing at Odyssey Books.

October 24 at Concord, New Hampshire: 7:00 p.m. program and book signing at Gibson's Bookstore.

October 25 at Exeter, New Hampshire: 7:00 p.m. program and book signing at the Water Street Bookstore. More details are here.

October 26 at Falmouth, Maine: 7:00 p.m. program and book signing at Maine Audubon Society's center at Gilsland Farm. More details are here.

October 27 at North Conway, New Hampshire: Program and book signing at White Birch Books or Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Time to be determined.

October 28 at Hancock, New Hampshire:  Program and book signing at the Harris Center for Conservation Education. Presented in conjunction with Toadstool Bookshop and New Hampshire Audubon.  Time to be determined. 

October 29 at Keene, New Hampshire: 7:00 program and book signing at the Toadstool Bookshop.

October 30 in Montpelier, Vermont: 7:00 p.m. program and book signing at Bear Pond Books, in an event co-sponsored by North Branch Nature Center. More information is here.

Additional stops: More things may be added to this schedule at the last minute, but we will try to update as these things come up.

Our listing challenge for the tour:  Just in case we weren't going to be busy enough on this trip, we decided to give ourselves a challenge:  we are going to try to identify 350 species of living things while we're in New England on the tour.  That number would be easy to achieve in a few days if we were there in summer, when flowers are blooming, butterflies are flying, etc., but it will be more of a challenge in the latter half of October, especially when we're trying to keep a tight schedule.  Wish us luck!  We'll write more about this in a separate post, and we'll try to keep providing updates as we're traveling.    
This is what we look like BEFORE the tour!  It is possible that we will be slightly more bedraggled after 15 days, 6 states, and 350 species!

3 comments:

  1. You guys are going to be pretty wasted after that schedule! Good luck on 350!

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    1. You're probably right, Rob! But we're having a total blast on this book tour, and relishing every moment. Kenn and I travel really well together so we always have a lot of fun when we're on the road. And, they gave us the most ridiculous rental car for the trip: a bright red 2013 Mustang, which adds to the element of fun!

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  2. Man , you guys are looking good.................

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