19 October 2008

One Stop on a Whistlestop Tour

I've now run three author interviews on this blog, with Helen Lowe, Harvey Molloy, and Helen Rickerby. I have more in mind, but I haven't approached some of the authors involved yet, so I'll leave these a mystery for the moment.

What I can say, though, is that this blog will be one of the stops on the virtual book tour for Tania Hershman's short story collection The White Road and Other Stories. A virtual book tour is a more carbon-friendly version of the traditional author book tour. Instead of schlepping herself and her book from city to city, the author makes a scheduled series of appearances on blogs, with the blogger at each "stop" conducting a brief interview with the author.

My blog "Books in the Trees" is stop 6 on Tania's tour, although the order is a little unpredictable. Click on the cover of Tania's book to go through to the full details of The White Road and Other Stories and the tour - and check out the tour schedule below. (What would be really cool is a tour jacket like those that rock bands sell on their merchandise tables ...)

What links a café in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They’re among the multiple venues where award-winning writer Tania Hershman sets her unique tales in this spellbinding debut collection.

Walking the White Road: Tania Hershman on Tour Oct-Dec '08

28 Oct 2008: Keeper of the Snails

05 Nov 2008: Literary Minded: Angela Meyer

09 Nov 2008: Vanessa Gebbie’s News

18 Nov 2008: Sue Guiney: Me and Others

26 Nov 2008: Tim Jones: Books in the Trees

02 Dec 2008: Eric Forbes’ Book Addict’s Guide to Good Books

10 Dec 2008: Eco-libris

16 Dec 2008: Kelly Spitzer

23 Dec 2008: Kanlaon

29 Dec 2008: Thoughts from Botswana


Tania Hershman said...

Tim, delighted to have you on my book tour, I'd love to come to NZ soon, but in the meantime this will have to do. Tour jackets is an excellent idea! Obviously, they will be Virtual Tour Jackets, I will find a virtual designer to get working on those. I wanted a White Road cocktail for my book launch but didn't come up with anything, so ideas welcome for that too!

Tim Jones said...

If you do come up with a Virtual Tour Jacket, I will wear it whenever I feel virtually cold. Kiss went as far with their merchandising as selling individually posable dolls of band members, in full makeup, but that's probably an idea to keep in reserve for when your next book is released and your next tour takes place. Besides, I'd want full approval over what poses my doll could be put into.