To ring in the holidays and celebrate This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! being selected for Pacific Northwest Book Award shortlist, author Jonathan Evison and his regional Algonquin sales rep, Kurtis Lowe of Book Travelers West, made the rounds of Seattle-area bookstores on December 1.
Kurtis prepped the stores and planned the itinerary; Johnny signed with gusto; together they regaled booksellers and customers alike with tales and hijinks!
Here are a few photo highlights from the flurry of literary festivity, courtesy of Kurtis.
… and we are missing photos from Secret Garden in Ballard or the Edmonds Bookshop! Whew!
Then the following day, Kurtis followed up with homemade bookmarks and hand-crafted styrofoam-and-duct-tape lifesaver displays for some lucky stores, to showcase the signed copies.
After all that, an author (and his escort) deserve a treat. Cheers, Johnny and Kurtis.