Monday

Camille Minichino

Michael Black

Tuesday

Priscilla Royal

Ann Parker

Wednesday

Carole Price

Jean Rabe

Thursday

Staci McLaughlin

Mar Preston

Friday

Ellen Kirschman

Margaret Lucke

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August 25, 2006

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Louise Ure

Hey Cara, I haven't done the "tour sharing" thing yet, but it's a great idea. Not only can it keep costs down, but it provides that necessary moment of respite with friends -- a commodity that's often scarce on the road.

Louise

maryannaevans

Tour sharing is great. You make friends. You save money. Double the fun, and half the dollars...what's not to like?

So far, I've toured with Libby Hellmann, Penny Rudolph, and Rhys Bowen. You save another pile of money when you meet people you can room with at conferences. I roomed with Ann Parker at Malice and Judy Clemens is my roomie this year at Magna.

Your non-writing friends can join in your book travel. Sometimes there are obvious opportunities, like when your friends are mystery readers who were planning to go to Bouchercon, anyway. Then there those golden opportunities, like the time I was invited to speak at the Safety Harbor Public Library, directly across the street from the Safety Harbor Spa. I took a good friend and we lingered at the spa a few days. When the next book came out, I took my mother!

Cara

You're right Maryanna roomies take the sting out of the hotel bills.
And Louise thanks for commenting

Libby

Hi Cara and MaryAnna... great memories of traveling with both of you.. and Kent. When do we go on the road again?

Libby

Hi Cara and MaryAnna... great memories of traveling with both of you.. and Kent. When do we go on the road again?

Rhys Bowen

I can heartily recommend touring with another author--having done so many times with Lyn, once with Mary Anna and done an awful lot of local signings with Cara.
Book tours are lonely, stressful things. Sometimes the room is packed and you come out elated, sometimes it pours with rain and three people show up. Having someone to share the triumphs and despairs with makes all the difference.

Rhys

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