Just in case any of you have a spare half hour or hour…I could use a little bit of help.

Here are some mini projects that don’t take that much time. They’re last on my list because I need to focus all my time on trying to get more events and media. And of course, I’ll send a couple of signed books to you (or a friend if you already have one) in thanks for your efforts.

1) Hostel or sleeping accommodations in the following cities: Flagstaff,AZ; Santa FE, NM; Tulsa, OK; Little Rock, AR; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; Bristol, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Anywhere near Frankfurt, KY; Are any of you WR fans in or near these towns? Do you have family members or friends there?

2) Locations of 24hr Fitness gyms in each city on the tour

3) Fax helper. If you can come into TT this week or next Monday/Tuesday for a few hours and hang out at the fax machine, that’d be great. Here’s the catch. You have to be okay with minimal conversation. I’m extremely busy on the phone and emailing pitches, and can’t be all chatty, as tempting as it would be.

4) If you know anyone on who lives on my tour list that would like to meet up with me, just hollar. I’ve got room to squeeze some appointments in.

5) Tell me who’s got the best/easiest language tapes and where I can get them in a hurry. I want to learn French while I’m on the road.

6) Listing my events on Craigslist.org in the cities that I have them. And even in the towns that I’m just passing through. If you’re interested in this, let me know and I’ll work out what you can cut and paste.

BIG THANKS IN ADVANCE. If you can help, respond on the comments board so there aren’t duplicate efforts. And please email me, too.


  1. We can take Kentucky off the list. An old beau has come out of the woodwork and is getting his PhD there. I wanted to stay in Frankfort, but Lexington will do.

  2. We can take fax help off the list for this week, though a one day helper for next week is warmly welcomed. Big thanks to Cindy our production intern for sidestepping over to the PR side of things for today.

  3. Jen I have an old friend in Santa Fe, Kathleen Clark, who has contributed to a few TT books as well (India and A Woman’s World). She’s a cello-playing former nurse and just a great person. I’ll dig up her email for you.

    In Memphis maybe you could find a place through the guy who hosted the Richard Halliburton/Royal Road to Romance event–he’s the librarian at Reed College and his name escapes me at the moment. A really nice guy. Kathy Meengs would probably remember his name. Also I’m wondering if the TV station I appeared on in Memphis would be interested in featuring you–the host, a woman, was a live wire who’d probably think you are a hoot.

  4. Ok, I’ve posted the events for Portland and Seattle on both Craigslist.org and TheSidewalksale.com but I could still use some help this week posting the events for the rest of the tour.

    As for the hostels, I tried to look them up on this weekend, and several of the cities don’t have hostel listings with online bookings. I think I’ll probably be digging up addresses and just showing up. I have one for Flagstaff, but could still use some research help on the others.


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