In a little under 24 hours, my new book, What the Zhang Boys Know, will launch at a party hosted by Press 53 in their offices. It’s a little confusing, I know. The book officially will be published on October 1. And it’s currently available for pre-order from the publisher (with pre-ordered copies shipping next week). But I have planned a few pre-publications celebrations because . . . why not?
The party at Press 53 is a prelude to the Gathering of Writers, a day-long series of seminars sponsored by Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine that takes place on Saturday at the Community Arts Café in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Then, next week, we have a launch party here in Staunton, Virginia, at the Darjeeling Café. (That one is by invitation, but if you want an invitation, let me know.) And in a few weeks I’ll be celebrating with friends in Chicago.
Wait till you see how I celebrate when the book is officially out!
Is the Chicago event public?
It’s semi-private, in a public place. I’m meeting people for drinks at the Globe Café & Bar in the Orrington Hotel in Evanston between 5 and 7 on Sunday, Sept. 16. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello.
I’m planning to be back in Chicago in the near future for readings–and those will be posted here for sure.
Meant to say this at SWAG: congrats!