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