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Reflections in the Silver Cup

TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 12
AN AUDIENCE OF ONE



My first event in Farmington, at Identity Inc, brought in the organizers on purpose, then a mother and daughter “by accident,” the person who was meeting the daughter, and the building’s landlord. Six people, four of whom I conversed with. The second event, the next day, was held at the San Juan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which meets in a sweet little red brick bungalow on Orchard Street. The building reminded me of the red brick house that was the Farmington library when I was a child, dying for books.

There I had an audience of one, the organizer, Judy Cline. As we arranged Read More 
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Wish Me Luck!

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 11
PART II



This entry will give you an idea of what it takes just to follow up on the responses to activities on October 17. It doesn’t include anything new that I undertook the next day (October 18).

• Packaged five of the nine requested review copies for the ALA GLBT Round Table Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award with notes to each reviewer. The other four will be packed tomorrow after I buy more bubble envelopes. WISH ME LUCK!

•Requested phone number and reimbursement for review copies from my publisher for the verification form, printed and filled out the form.

• Responded to Read More 
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The Walk

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 11
A DAY IN THE LIFE



When I’m not driving, working on my next book (yes, I still do that sometimes), submitting essays (hard to find the time), holding a book event, here is what a day in the life of this DIY Book Tour author looked like on Monday, October 17, 2016:

• Organized and emailed a set of questions, based on my reading of my co-presenter’s book, that he, the moderator, and I can think about before we meet this afternoon to prepare for our joint Book Forum on Sunday.

• Took a 10-minute walk down a country lane, lined with turning cottonwoods, with Sam the dog.

• Wrote an email to the person in charge of ordering at the Calvin College bookstore, based on a contact made by  Read More 
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BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 10
IDENTITY, INC



October 8, 2016. I guess a town of 45,000 qualifies as small. That was the population in 2013, and it’s probably smaller today because Farmington, NM is a town that enjoyed a boom because of oil. With gas prices down, the town is currently on a downward trend. It was the unlikely location for my first LGBTQ book event. After lunch with my friend Gloria at the Mikasa Asian restaurant, I strolled through Farmington’s downtown, which looks something like Downtown USA, except for the fact that some of the storefront galleries display Native arts. I’d arranged to meet Don, the organizer I’d spoken with, at 2:30. I was just scoping things out a little before 2, but when Read More 
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