The last two weeks were exhilarating, exciting, and yeah, a little bit exhausting as well, (courtesy of all those early morning wake-up calls!), though it was truly amazing to see what started as a seed of an idea (Melissa Marr's truly awesome idea!) blossom into a full-blown tour of epic proportions!
While groups of authors touring together is nothing new, what was different about The Smart Chicks Tour was that it was fully author organized and financed. Corralling all those authors into all those cities was no easy feat, but thanks to the efforts of Melissa & Kelley & the rest of the amazingly talented Smart Chicks (in addition to writing incredible books they served as artists, tech specialists, and spread-sheet commandos!) it went off without a hitch. And I know I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU to all of you who traveled to see us--many of you from great distances--and for all the enthusiasm, kindness, and generosity you brought along with you--it was truly appreciated!
For those of you who missed it (as well as those of you who'd like to relive it!) you can read all about it and watch video footage on the Smart Chicks Blog.
Thanks again for making this tour so amazing!
Me and Allie posing with a picture of the two of us at my Dark Flame signing when the lights went out!
Scottsdale made Smart Chicks Tattoos available--sooo cool!
The Chicks in Scottsdale!
Surrounded by Jessicas in Mississippi--including Jessica Verday on the far right!
Kelley Armstron, Me, Melissa Marr at the kick-off in Austin!