The Whirlwind Continues

As soon as we returned from our travels by plane to Philadelphia and Boise we drove to Oregon in our car and began the road trip portion of our book tour.

We stayed with friends in Portland and drove out to our bookstore events and then back to Portland each night. We appeared at Powell’s at Cedar Hills, Beaverton, Oregon, on Thursday, March 11. Next we went to Grassroots Books and Music, at The Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon, on Friday, March 12. And after that we went to Third Street Books, McMinnville, Oregon, on Saturday, March 13. Whew! That’s a lot of driving and it’s only the beginning. Next we go to Northern California.

We parked our car, with signs, in front of the bookstores as soon as we got there.

We parked our car, with signs, in front of the bookstores as soon as we got there.

 

 

Every place we went we were greeted with the posters telling people where we’ve been and where we’re going next.

Every place we went we were greeted with the posters telling people where we’ve been and where we’re going next.

 

 

The bookstores displayed our book prominently in attractive displays.

The bookstores displayed our book prominently in attractive displays.

 

 

david speakingAnd we spoke to the group, letting them know how the book evolved and how it’s structured. Then we held a mini plant clinic and used the book’s diagnostic flow charts to diagnose plant problems for people. When people bring plants to us for diagnosis at these bookstore events they have a lot of fun with the book. It’s a bit like being a forensic scientist on CSI. Like being a detective and that makes using the flow charts almost like a game. It’s fun. And that’s a good thing.

2 Comments
  1. It’s fun to see your gypsy wagon nosed up to the curb at Third Street Books. I intend to follow along your journey by means of your blog, now that I am a fan. Today I used WHATS WRONG WITH MY PLANT to diagnose fuzzy white spots on the leaves of my new purple indoor begonia. The perpetrator is powdery mildew. I will bring it to justice with the bacillus subtlis remedy. The solution was easy to find. Your book served as a portable Sherlock Holmes advisor at my side. I am the heroic sleuth in a “who done it” who gets to set things right for my plant. Thanks!

  2. Thanks Judy. We’re in Berkeley today. We were in Sebastopol last night and tomorrow we have a live radio interview in Santa Rosa. So we keep going and going in our little gypsy wagon. More blogs will be posted soon. Have fun being a detective for your plants!

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