Tuesday June 12th 2007, 12:42 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort"

I’ve been asked about booksignings.  The kickoff is to be at my friend Karen’s shop, The Rug and Yarn Hut in Campbell, CA, next Saturday, June 23; we’re scheduled there from 1-3.  I will be showing off shawls and talking about the book and reading some stories from it.  I will try really hard not to be  screamingly nervous on my first try at this author stuff, but if I open my mouth and absolutely nothing comes out, I’m sure my friend Nancy will jump forward and read it for me.  Thanks, Nancy.  Then, Commuknity, in downtown San Jose, 6:30 Thursday, June 28.  On June 30, Saturday, I’ll be at Marin Fiber Arts in San Rafael at 2 pm.  (I’m not sure yet how to post these in the sidebar, so I’m putting them here for now.)  Purlescence Yarns in Sunnyvale, CA, at , has offered to ship copies that I’ll inscribe for people who buy from them–they will start taking orders after their copies come in.

I’m planning on going to Stitches East in October, for that Friday and/or Saturday: my husband and I are from Maryland, and it gives us an excuse to go home for a visit.  Rhinebeck the week after is being debated.  I expect to be at TKGA in Oakland in September.

I have a huge request to make re booksigning events: I’m on permanent chemo and am extremely susceptible to catching anything, and anything that wakes up my immune system wakes it up to fight me.  So I’m asking that people err on the side of caution for me re colds and the like.  (I hate having to say that!)  Thanks.

Alright–on to the book!  (Hurry, hurry, mail system, get those copies out there!)

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Ya-hoo! See you at Karen’s!

Comment by Lilly 06.12.07 @ 1:40 pm

Alison, I think it is terrific that you have so many signings coming up. BUT, please don’t push it. Your fans understand…

Congrats again on the book, my friend.

Comment by Amanda 06.12.07 @ 2:34 pm

I completely agree: your fans will understand if you don’t do many signings. On the other hand… I can hardly wait until the book arrives here at my house. I may have to wait until the 16th. I’m hoping for arrival on the 14th. Delivery services: I need your assistance!

Comment by Robin 06.12.07 @ 6:33 pm

How very exciting about your book. i agree that folks should defiinitly stay far away if they are sick, so if I don’t see you in San Rafael, you’ll know why!

Comment by Renee 06.12.07 @ 11:07 pm

Wow! Congratulations, things are moving right along for you, and it all sounds very exciting!
And I can understand the nerves, but I’m sure you will be great. Good luck!

Comment by Adrian 06.13.07 @ 1:39 am

Hi Allison! Even though I might make it to CA for TKGA or something else, I’m buying from _just_ so I can have you inscribe it without subjecting you (and me) to 1 more person in a long line waiting for you to sign my book! Thanks for the lead on that!

Comment by Teri 06.13.07 @ 2:08 am

That’s a LOT of signings! For obvious reasons I’ll miss them, but there’s a SLIGHT chance I could make it to Stitches in October. If I do, we’ll definitely have to get together.

Comment by niki 06.13.07 @ 5:56 am

Yay, Alison!!!!! 🙂

Comment by Romi 06.13.07 @ 9:47 am

As one of Alison’s groupies, I’ll try real hard to take care of her and watch out for those ‘cougher’s’ at her book signings! I’ve seen the REAL book and it’s fabulous! Great Going, Alison — we’re all so proud of you.

Comment by Nancy Weber 06.13.07 @ 10:42 am

Oooh, I might be able to get to Stitches East! Take care!

Comment by Alison 06.14.07 @ 8:30 am

Alison, how wonderful that your book is finally a reality. I feel sure holding it in your hands will give you the same pleasure as holding a ball of scumptious yarn you’ve woven.

Sell lots at the signing, from Marylander Mary

Comment by Mary Bowman-Kruhm 06.15.07 @ 5:06 am

Mmmmm, Now I don’t know if I should buy your book in the first shop I find, or try to get it at Purlescence, with a siggie! Only thing I know for sure is, starting two weeks from today, I’m on a hunt to get your book!

Comment by AmyS 06.15.07 @ 7:30 am

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