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.
And 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.