My recent book tour trip to the States went very well– I ended up wishing I’d brought more books along, but that’s the best way to feel, I suppose.
First stop, DC, where I stayed with my friend Xiao for a few days. I hadn’t seen many of the people on this trip since graduation; it was so wonderful to catch up!
Next stop, Randolph College (formerly my alma mater Randolph-Macon Woman’s College) in Virginia. There I was so pleased to visit some friends and former professors, wander around the lovely campus once again, and be honoured to read at the Visiting Writer’s series, which I used to attend religiously as a student. The school made good use of my visit; I volunteered to speak in four classes and take part in the weekend Science Festival as well.
One week and a long train journey after I arrived in VA, I was home in Rhode Island, catching up with family and friends and giving a reading at the lovely little local bookshop, The Other Tiger. This went down a treat– finally, a chance for my family to see what I’ve been talking about! I was especially pleased that my grandparents were there. Luckily the weather was nice enough to squeeze in a few beach walks– how I miss the sea.
Flight to Houston, Texas, and finally some heat! This was the perfect end to my month in the States; no readings, just catching up with very close school friends.