Sunday, June 8, 2008

Loving Life in Austin

Some of my younger readers offered to sign books in my place (an offer, incidentally, I was very tempted to take them up on)

My dad helped keep the usual pre-reading nerves at bay with his always calming logic....("Hey, La, it's not like you're David Sedaris and hundreds of people are going to show up.....") Which was of course, wise AND true.

Hi y'all! Despite the crushing heat wave, I'm having a great time in the Lone Star State. Kicked things off Tuesday with a reading at Borders in Dallas—and had the pleasure of meeting fellow chick-lit author Emily Giffin, who came out to say hello—and caught up over dinner with an old friend from high school (thanks, Cheryl!). My dad met me in Austin yesterday to check out life on the road, and we had a terrific time. Lunch at the historic Driskill Hotel, a reading at Book People (which might just be one of the best bookstores I've ever been to—and trust me, I get to my fair share of bookstores), dinner at a cute little restaurant named Wink, and—because we were only in Austin one night and how could we not—a little live music at the Continental Club. I'm headed now to Houston, so if you're in the area, come on out and say hello.

Also, I owe all of you a HUGE thank you. I just got word that Chasing Harry Winston will debut at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller List on 6/15, and I could not conceivably be more excited! Thank you all for all for making it happen—I have the best readers on earth.


Blogger Daisy xoxox said...

I'm reading your book "Everyone worth knowing" right now. (Gossip & Gucci in Dutch) I want you to know that I absolutely LOVE it. I love to lose myself in books,... and this story really carries me miles away!
I can't wait to read "Chasing Harry Winston". I might even order it online in English ;-)

Love, Daisy xoxox

June 9, 2008 at 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for July 1st - the day you'll be in Virginia, because that's the date I'm going to. See you then! Hopefully it won't be as hot...

June 9, 2008 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Garrett Nudd Photography Blog said...

Debuting at #6....Congrats! So excited for you guys!

June 12, 2008 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger oldteach said...

Lauren, I love your books, esp. CHW...I also love the photo of you with your dad in Austin. He is quite handsome. I hope you post more pics of him on this site. Best Wishes!

June 18, 2008 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Angelina Yoorim Sena Choi said...

saw you in Austin at book people. loved your dress. bought chasing harry winston & hands down has got to be my favorite book! i read it at least once a week. cant wait until your next book =)

September 11, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

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