The LRK tour, virtual and real-life
Tuesday was Bay Area, with a 7:30 pickup by a limo and a transfer of LRK to the gentle ministrations of escort Dolores at the Books Inc in the West Portal area.Â Dolores is a long-time San Francisco escort, who knows all the streets, all the odd corners of parking, the best dim sun place that can get a hungry author in and out in forty minutes.Â With someone like Dolores, I can do in two hours what would take me four or five in driving myself.Â And at the end of it, Iâ€™m not biting the walls with frustration.Â
So: five drop-ins in San Francisco, two in Santa Rosa (an hour north,) and two events.Â Lunchtime readings at Staceyâ€™s in downtown San
Francisco draw an interesting mix of financial district suits and homeless snoozers.Â Evening events at the great Book Passages in Corte Madera are more staid, but with the great pleasure of some writer friends, people I donâ€™t see often enough.
You may have heard that itâ€™s been raining, and rain in California guarantees small numbers at book eventsâ€”weather wimps, all of usâ€”but the audience makes up for its size in its enthusiasm.
Â Â And for the virtual tour, today Iâ€™m visiting my good friends the Lady Killers where we’re talking about research.