I was happy to celebrate Split's launch on Saturday and to wish it a fond farewell as it begins its multi-city tour. Since a book doesn't have to pay for accommodations, food, or even travel, it can afford to go where I can't. So, the lucky thing will get to visit many spots without me.
On the other hand, I seem to be getting pictures and anticipate it might send me a postcard now and again.
Its first stop on its whirlwind tour was Winston-Salem, NC.
It kicked off its tour by visiting its buddy: the middle grade eco-friendly adventure novel, Island Sting. Bonnie Doerr, author of Island Sting, generously welcomed Split into her home and even took its picture for me.
Here it is, sitting on the porch of her lovely home:
Awww, it looks so little as it ventures out into the world!
And then pondering the view from the well.
I hope it is careful and doesn't fall in.
But I'm sure Bonnie is taking good care of it, keeping out a protective eye. I do hope it is behaving well and that Split and Island Sting are getting along well.
I'll keep you posted as it tours, visiting its fellow books from the Class of 2k10 and other cities. We'll see what kind of adventures Split can have as it tours cross-country.
Bon Voyage, Split, and good luck!