This Summer

Bark To The Future, the next Chet and Bernie novel, comes out 8/9 (preorderable now) and I’m hoping by that time a real in-person tour can happen. If you have a favorite independent book store in your area, you could ask if they’re requesting an appearance by me (they do this through the publisher). I’d like to see a new place or two this time!

Meanwhile, the digital version of The Sound and the Furry is still available for $1.99! Chet and Bernie, counter-inflationists – who knew?


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8 Responses to “This Summer”

  1. B. Stover
    10:52 am on April 6th, 2022

    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    12:18 pm on April 6th, 2022

    Good day to everyone!
    The HOH has just come back into the house after singing along with the TVA siren test. (Read singing as howling)
    All dogs got a piece of bacon for their harmony.

  3. Hobbit
    2:28 pm on April 6th, 2022

    I know of a couple of independent bookstores in Anchorage. I will have to give them a nudge. It would be wonderful to have OFA in Alaska. Otherwise, I will check the tour itinerary and show up on the doorstep of the nearest Plunderer with a suitcase full of books to be signed. (lol)

    Today is sunny so my faith in spring has returned.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:07 pm on April 6th, 2022


    Would love to see OFA here since it is not too far from where we live…

    Good afternoon to all!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    3:19 pm on April 6th, 2022

    We try to keep a two hour driving distance rule. That means as far south as Atlanta, Georgia and a bit north of Nashville or Knoxville Tennessee. Not a whole lot to the west of us within that range.
    Since it has been so long since we have seen OFA, might make an exception on the travel restrictions.!!!

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:08 pm on April 6th, 2022

    Sniff!…Wouldn’t we all like to see a new place or 2…wuffle!…My friend would love if the Charming Mr Abrahams and his side-kick Spencer Quinn would come visit a small town local library…snort!…But the odds against that are (according to Beau) astronomical…wheeze!

  7. mlaiuppa
    7:01 pm on April 6th, 2022

    The last time OFA was in my area it was Mysterious Galaxy Books in La Jolla. (He also appeared at Mysterious Galaxy in L.A.) I think I got four signed that time. 3-5. I would have to look. Not sure it would be polite to bring all of the remaining books to have them signed. His hand would cramp up and people behind me would be annoyed it was taking so long.

    (Should I mention that the paw stamp he used was for a cat, not a dog?)

    But I just LOVE getting my books signed. I have quite a lot of them. Mostly children’s picture books but some novels. And I have a post card signed by Isaac Asimov.

    My two best “gets” were Nicholas Meyer for his first two Sherlock Holmes books. It was a book signing organized by the English department of my school district. A dozen authors after school in a meeting room in Balboa Park and teachers were invited to come. I didn’t teach English but figured no one would know. I brought my two hardback books just to get his autograph and when I got there and looked around, all of the authors had their books at their tables but there were none of his. I figured he must have canceled at the last minute. I checked the photo on the dust jacket and didn’t see anyone that looked like him. I was about to leave when I had a tap on my shoulder and a nice man said “I think you’re looking for me.” I said “Am I?” “Yes, you have my books.” Turns out there was a shipping problem and none of his books arrived. I was the only one that brought them. So he wrote a nice, extensive dedication in both of them for me and then we talked for a while. I think it must have been around 1983-87. He was in town with Richard Dreyfuss and they were staying at the Coronado Hotel. (Very $$$$)

    When it comes to downsizing my library (if ever) the books I will be keeping are all of those that are autographed and the sets I love. I will never part with my C&B. (That’s why they are hardcover.)

    Picked up my e-copy of Sound and the Furry yesterday with my amazon credits. Finished Citizen K-9 and have moved on to Bury the Lead.

  8. BooBear’s Mom
    10:29 pm on April 6th, 2022

    Spence, Murder ByThe Book in Houston never gets old!

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