When it comes to book orgies, I've been spoiled living in southern California. There's more of everything out here - traffic, people, pollution, earthquakes, wild fires, sunshine and naturally, book stores. It also means there are more authors living out here, which means book signings are fairly easy to come by.
But when I lived in Michigan? I was a desperate woman. I once drove two and half hours to the Detroit area to attend a signing that Susan Wiggs was at. She signed my ARC of The Firebrand, which is still lovingly housed among my "keepers." I once went to see Debbie Macomber at a local signing, regardless of the fact that I had never read her (I since have, and have really enjoyed a couple of her books). When I attended my first RWA conference way back in 2002? I was still living in book-signing-deprived Michigan, so you can imagine how insane I went at the Literacy Signing. It was ugly folks. Really, really ugly.
Anywho, I was surfing around and landed on Jade Lee's web site (which I think is gorgeous by the way) and noticed she's doing a book tour this fall of Meijer stores in the southern part of Michigan. Coincidentally, it was on a tour like this that Susan Wiggs was on, when I hopped in my car and headed for Detroit.
I just checked out the roster, and damn skippy - if you're a romance reader living in this part of the world I encourage you to check it out. Authors on the schedule include: Jade Lee, Jessica Anderson, Kresley Cole, Allison Brennan, Kathryn Caskie, Elizabeth Hoyt, Kristan Higgins, Angela Knight, Susan Mallery, Sophia Nash, Gena Showalter, Sherry Thomas, and Roxanne St. Clair. Whoa doggie!
For a complete list of authors, plus dates, times, and stores where they will be signing - check out this page. I check my stats, and I know I have some Michigan readers out there. If you attend one of the signings, be sure to tell them Super Librarian sent you. Assuming, of course, they know who the hell I am - and most of them probably don't (although I know for a fact that Allison and Sherry do!). Still, it sounds cool for me to say that.
Dude, if I was still living in Michigan, studly cabana boys wouldn't be able to keep me away. If anyone decides to attend, be sure to give me all the dirt!