Saturday, June 30, 2007

Howard Frank Mosher On the Road

Today's event in Montpelier, Vermont, for Howard Frank Mosher and his light-hearted novel ON KINGDOM MOUNTAIN is also the launch of Mosher's cross-country tour. True to his down-to-earth Vermont practicality, he's chugging the roads by car, more or less on his own. The last couple of times he did this ended up pushing his 1987 Chevy past the 300,000-mile mark -- so this time, Houghton Mifflin is helping him to rent a car that's a bit younger.

Here are his next few stops:

July 1 Philadelphia (W. Chester), PA: Chester County Books & Music, 2 p.m. Meet the Author
Contact: (610) 696-1661

July 2 Baltimore, MD: The Ivy Bookshop, 10:00 a.m. – Drop-by
Contact: (410) 377-2966;

July 2 Washington, DC: Politics & Prose, 1:00 p.m. – Drop-by
Contact: (202) 364-1919
July 3 Richmond, VA: The Fountain Bookstore, 10:00 a.m. – Drop-by
Contact: (804) 788-1594

July 3 Durham, NC: Regulator Bookshop, 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Meet the Author
Contact: (919) 286-2700

July 3 Raleigh, NC: Quail Ridge, 7:00 p.m. – Slides
Contact: (919) 828-1588

July 4 Charlotte, NC: Park Road Books, 1:00 Meet the Author
Contact: (704) 525-9239

July 5 Columbia, SC: the Happy Bookseller, 12:00–1:00 p.m. – Meet the Author
Contact: (803) 782-2665

July 5 Asheville, NC: Malaprops, 7:00 p.m. – Slides
Contact: (828) 254-6734

July 7 Nashville, TN: Davis Kidd, Noon – Meet the Author
Contact: (615) 385-2645

He'll have to keep rolling -- unlike this slow but powerful tortoise who greeted him at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier. To connect with the tortoise (she's Russian!) in person, visit Bear Pond's sister shop, Rivendell Books; to connect with Mosher, drop in at one of his events. There are more than a hundred planned -- see our web site for the full itinerary, and see the review (Rural Writing) here on this blog, earlier in June.

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