Book launch party at "M" is for Mystery!

The Pericles Commission will be launched at "M" is for Mystery on October 12!

If by chance you happen to be near San Mateo, which is in the Bay Area, I hope you'll come along.

I'm reliably informed that I will do a reading. Watching me try to do this should constitute the major entertainment of the evening.

All right...the truth is, I have quite a bit of public speaking experience, and I've done speeches to up to about a thousand people, which is considerably more than I expect at the store, so in theory this should be a breeze. I guess I better practise reading my own book.

I do hope if you're in the Bay Area that you'll come along. I really, really want to meet as many of my blog friends as I can on this trip.

A big thank you to "M" is for Mystery for hosting me!



26 comments:

Philangelus said...

I have to attend a wedding in Boston on the 12th. I wonder if I can pick up a shuttle from Logan to SF... I'll already be dressed nicely.

Readings are fun. :-) Congrats!

Gary Corby said...

Hi Jane, ss it happens, Boston is on my wish list. How long will you be there?

C. N. Nevets said...

Book tours rarely hit Indianapolis, but should it happen, I'll be there...

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Please do tell us where else you are stopping! I don't imagine you'll be stopping in Atlanta, GA, but one can dream!

Gary Corby said...

Hey Nevets, I was in Indianapolis last year!

Gary Corby said...

Hi Vicky, I'm afraid Atlanta is a little bit too tricky. But yes, I'll put up confirmed events as they happen.

Loretta Ross said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Any chance you'll be in St. Louis or (better still!) KC? You are, I'm there! With enough warning, I might be able to make somewhere in Iowa or Arkansas. I'd love to meet you in person. :)

T. Anne said...

I wish I could be there! For certain I want a play by play. I'd love to be entertained. ;) However, I'm sure you'll do terrific. Your book is one of the reasons I'm SO looking forward to fall.

Gary Corby said...

Loretta, Bouchercon 2011 will be in St Louis. I'm already registered. And yep, I'd like to meet you too!

Gary Corby said...

Thank you Anne, that's kind of you to say. I don't know about play by play, but much as I shudder to think it, probably someone there will have a camera.

Loretta Ross said...

Cool! I've been wanting to attend a Bouchercon. If it's going to be that close to home, I'll have to see if I can make it.

Of course, that will entail a certain amount of nerve. I'm a little scared of St. Louie, you know. As far as I know, it's a lovely city. But it does sit on top of the New Madrid fault,and it's been hit by deadly tornadoes more times than any other urban area in the U.S.

(If you ever want to scare yourself, I have pictures on my website. You have to scroll down past "floods" and "earthquakes".)

Gary Corby said...

Excellent. I've never seen a tornado.

Carrie said...

Here it comes. Gary invades the US. Again. O.o

Gary Corby said...

There may be some slight resemblance to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, but overall I think you're probably safe in your beds.

Loretta Ross said...

I've never seen a tornado

I'll see what I can do. ;)

BTW, if you get a little nervous before your reading, remember, "M" is also for "martini".

(And now I have the giggles picturing a tipsy Australian trying to read Ancient Greek names to a bunch of clueless Yanks. "Nico *hic!* olaolaolaos" "What'd he say?" "I dunno. Something about kangaroos?" Sorry! It's late here!)

Gary Corby said...

I've only had a martini once in my life. Naturally, I ordered it shaken, not stirred.

It was awful.

I'm more a wine and beer guy.

C. N. Nevets said...

Well if you've been to Indianapolis, you *have* to visit Fort Wayne!

Gary Corby said...

Right. Fort Wayne's on my visit list. Maybe not for this year though.

C. N. Nevets said...

I lived there for five years, so if you do end up stopping there, I'll be sure to buy you a cup of coffee or tea from the best shop in town and give you all the pointers about where to stay and where to eat and where people who read books actually hang out in town.

Gary Corby said...

Thanks Nevets. The best part would be finally getting to meet you.

Susanna Fraser said...

Seattle, by any chance? You'll already be on the West Coast, and it's a fairly quick flight from the Bay Area.

Gary Corby said...

Hi Susanna, Seattle is on my wish list, not least because both you and Anthony Pacheco are Seattle-ites (I've just invented that word...). A visit requires all the stars to align though so it's impossible to make any promises. Here's hoping.

Meghan said...

Oh! That's close to where I work. I'll try to come for sure!

Gary Corby said...

Yay! I would love to see you there, Meghan!

L. T. Host said...

*whispers repeatedly* San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego!

If you make it down here I'll buy you dinner!

Gary Corby said...

Stay tuned!