Mark your calendars for The Summer Country Tour!

I’ll be trotting around from place to place this summer to celebrate the release of The Summer Country (and doing some Skype-Ins to book clubs!  There’s a sweepstakes going right now where you can win copies for your book club and an author Skype-In).

This list is incomplete– events are still being added– but, as of now, I’ll be in: Georgia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arizona, Maryland, Connecticut, and New York.  Unless otherwise specified as a ticketed event, events are free and open to the public.

If you’d like a signed copy, but can’t make it to an event, just contact FoxTale Book Shoppe, where they’ll send you not just a signed copy, but also a snazzy bookmark with palm tree charm.

And, as always, I’m very happy to send you a signed bookplate to paste into your copy!

Voila the tour schedule so far:

Wednesday, May 29th, 2pm
Book Expo America
Signing The Summer Country
Javits Center, 655 W 34th Street, New York, NY
BEA attendees only

Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30pm
The Summer Country Launch!
Talk & Signing with Karen White
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 East Main Street, Woodstock, GA

Wednesday, June 5th, 7pm
Talk & Signing
Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville, GA

Thursday, June 6th, 7pm
Talk & Signing
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 West Brown Deer Road, River Hills, WI
Ticketed event: $31 non-members/$26 members
Ticket includes signed book, refreshments, and admission to sculpture garden.
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Friday, June 7th, 6pm
Talk & Signing
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL

Saturday, June 8th, 2pm
Tea, Talk, & Signing with Jennifer Ashley & Kate Carlisle
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30pm
Talk & Signing with Jennifer Robson
New Canaan Library

Saturday, June 21st, 3:45-5:15
Group Signing
Historical Novel Society Conference
Gaylord National Resort, Oxon Hills, MD

Monday, July 1st, 6:30pm
Talk & Signing with Katherine Howe
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX

Tuesday, July 23rd, 7pm
Talk & Signing with Beatriz Williams
R.J. Julia
768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Thursday, July 25th, 6:30pm
Talk & Signing with Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Shakespeare & Co
939 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Saturday, August 10th, 5:00-7:30pm
East Hampton Library’s Authors Night
Group Signing
555 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY
Ticketed event: $100 cocktail reception/$300 reception and dinner
All proceeds benefit East Hampton Library


  1. Yvette R on April 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Sounds great, but too far east for my limited travel budget. Are you going to visit California? How about somewhere in the San Francisco Bay area? Maybe even in San Jose? (Hint, hint!) We have lots of readers … bookstores … universities … and even libraries! Please???

    • Lauren Willig on April 18, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Hopefully one of these days! Possibly in a few years? So, there are really two reasons I tend not to make it that far west…. One is that when publishers do book tours, they try to maximize the events to get the most bang for their buck, so it’s cheaper not to send authors too far afield. You get more events in for less money staying in a smaller radius. The other is totally the fault of my having two small people under the age of five. It’s kind of a nightmare arranging childcare for long tours (think military operation planning), so I try to keep the long flights to a minimum. But someday they’ll be older (theoretically? I’ve been told they become self-sufficient at some point? possibly in their thirties?) and when that happens, I’ll be able do longer haul tours– and I’m way overdue for a swing around the West Coast!

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