My tour on the other side of the world steams along through various different time zones (I’m currently writing this on the plane en route from Seoul, Korea to Sydney, Australia.) I had a wonderful last evening in the Philippines, and dined with the staff of the National Bookstore responsible for my visit. Vegetarians beware: my favorite dishes were pork knuckle and fried pork intestine! (And no, it doesn’t taste like chicken.)
I was sad to leave Manila after so brief a visit. It’s a beautiful and interesting place, and full of contradictions: cathedrals butting up against shopping malls; towering new construction, all vacant, and shantytowns swarming with barefooted residents; old palms and lush growth, and a brown river slicked with trash. But I’ve vowed to return (possibly for Requiem!), and next time I’m hauling my fiancé with me.
But I’m SUPER excited about my tour in Australia, and I hope my Aussie fans are, too! I’ve posted my schedule for the next few days below. Start planning your road trip—I expect to see you all there!
Thursday, 29 March: Melbourne
4:30-6:00 p.m. The Sun Bookstore
Come drink tea with me, and hear me chat and answer questions!
Friday, 30 March: Brisbane
4:30-6:00 p.m. Dymocks Brisbane
You know the drill: signing, Q&A, chat
Monday, 2 April: Facebook chat
5:00 p.m. For those of you who can’t make it to an in-person event, join me on Monday for a remote chat, hosted by Booktopia in Sydney.
Tuesday, 3 April: Sydney
4:30-6:00 p.m. The Children’s Bookshop
Tea, meet-and-greet, signings, and more!
After that, it’s back to NYC for me...so I hope to see you during my whirlwind trip down under!