Saturday, June 12, 2010

Life on the Road

I'm feeling a bit like a pin-ball at the moment, bouncing here and there. It's tough sometimes to even keep track of the day. I started in Seattle with the book launch on May 25th and from there I've been to Dallas, to South Carolina - Litchfield and Charleston, Atlanta, Florida, Houston and at the moment, Phoenix. I actually had a day off yesterday and my wife joined me in Sedona with a stop in Campe Verde to see the cliff dwellings and then to Jerome, an old mining town where I took a picture with a life size figure of Elvis the store owner would unfortunately not part with. Check out my facebook page, bob@robertdugoni.com and you'll see what I'm talking about. After Phoenix I'm off to Tucson for an event at Mostly Books, then to the Bay Area for a series of four. I finally make it back to Seattle June 21st, but not to rest. A few more events, then I take off for Portland.

So, what's it like on the road? Well, you get used to living out of a suitcase and having the hotels do your laundry, which isn't bad. But the most fun is meeting the fans all over the country, people who come to the signings with hardbacks of every book I've written and say things like, "I've been waiting for you to make it here." Well, here I am, and glad to be there to. Still, it's easy to miss things, like going to watch my kids play sports. I got an email last night that Joe just missed going yard, hitting a fence 300 feet from homeplate on a fly and the boy is just 13. Three doubles in the game, all fence shots. Man, I wish I could have seen that! And my daughter? She just managed to score 24 points in a game while I was away and she's 10. That's more points than I scored in my high school career - I was vertically challenged.

Okay, I'm off. I'm surprising Craig Johnson and interviewing him at Poison Pen today.

Bob

2 comments:

Suma Subramaniam said...

Have a great tour Bob.

-Suma

Jeanna Thornton said...

It is tough to miss those moments but taking the time to talk about them with your children is just as valuable!! Being a *Happy Dad* is very important...You are your children's role model! :) Happy writing! jink