Voracious Events and Tour Info!

by Cara Nicoletti on August 11, 2015

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In exactly one week, Voracious will really be here! You will really see it in real book stores! This is just a quick update to remind you to get your pre-orders in (here! here! here!) and to fill out this sheet if you do pre-order so that we can get you some fun treats.

Also, here is a list of events that I hope to see your friendly faces at–I love friendly faces!

8/18 Fort Greene; Greenlight Books; 7:30pm

9/9 NYC; 92nd Street Y “In conversation with Jenny Rosenstrach”; 7pm; 92nd St Y

9/10 Brookline, MA; Brookline Booksmith| Talk and Book Signing; 7pm

9/11 Wellesley, MA; Wellesley Books| Talk and Book Signing; 7pm

9/14 Santa Rosa, CA; Book Passage| “Spinster Sisters Dinner with Writers” and book signing; 6pm

9/15 Napa, CA; Copperfield’s Books| Whole Foods Market Culinary Center; Presentation with food samples and book signing; 12noon

9/16 Beaverton, OR; Powells | Talk and Book Signing; 7pm

9/27 Baltimore, MD; Baltimore Book Festival; time tk

10/8 Savannah, GA; Smith Brothers Butcher Shop/ Talk and Book Signing; time tk

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by Cara Nicoletti on July 23, 2015

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by Cara Nicoletti on April 29, 2015

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