The End of the Book Tour


This was my last appearance in October at the Boston Book Festival in the Sisters in Crime booth. The day before I got taken down by a nasty respiratory infection.

I’ve been offline most of the past 2 weeks getting better. I’d say I’m 85% there.

But as I lay in bed trying to breathe, I realized how hard and how fast I’ve been going for months. I was at such a stressed out level that it became my normal. All the things I had convinced myself I had to do really weren’t do or die.

So I’m going to step back a bit on promo stuff now.

In order to finish Six Train’s sequel and get it to my editor in December, I’ve got to give myself a break from Facebook and Twitter in November. I’ll try to stop by if I can, but it may only be once a week.

I’ll be here on the blog and on email, but I need to quiet my mind and get the story structure worked out.


I’ve also got three more events to wrap up the book tour. If you want to meet me and get a signed copy of either of my books, here’s where I’ll be:

November 14th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. In Meriden, CT, at the Horace C. Wilcox Technical High School Craft Fair (298 Oregon Road): selling and signing books.
November 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In Southington, CT, at the Aquaturf Convention Center for the 19th Annual Holiday Craft Fair: selling signed copies of my novels.
December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In Unionville, CT, at the West District School (114 West District Road) for the West District 37th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair: selling and signing copies of my books.


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16 Responses to The End of the Book Tour

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Glad you’re going to take a little breather. We all need a recharge, and hopefully this will allow you to focus more on what you love: the writing part. 🙂

  2. I’m happy to hear you’re feeling some better, Kourtney. Take care of yourself.

  3. diannegray says:

    I love the way you were at Sisters in Crime. I’m one of them, having won a few of their awards. A wonderful group indeed 😀

    Take a breather and recharge xxxx

  4. davidprosser says:

    I hope you’re fully better soon Kourtney. You’ll have to remember this and make sure you have a lot less on next year.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  5. jmmcdowell says:

    There are times when we need to listen to the body’s demands for rest, and you are there. The upcoming holiday season can be stressful on its own, and forcing yourself to keep promoting could really have made things worse. Take the break and enjoy some me time as well as working on your writing!

    • Absolutely right JM. I convinced myself the harder I worked the better it was for the book. But me in bed is not good for the book. 🙂

      Just giving myself permission to not be on top of Facebook and Twitter has helped a lot. I feel like I can get through this last round of Six Train’s sequel. I’m looking forward to doing a writing workshop offline in December. I have a study packet and another YA novel I’ve been shopping around and I’m going to go to town on it! Hope you’re doing well. I plan to make the blog rounds next week. 🙂

  6. EllaDee says:

    Look after yourself. Juggling too many plates is the downside of the multi-talented.

    • Indeed. 🙂 That’s a possible way to look at it. I’m a terrible boss. I overwork myself and I squeeze every ounce of productivity out of me without giving myself down time. I knew it would catch up to me, I just hoped it would be a week later.

  7. Mayumi-H says:

    Take care of yourself, Kourtney! So glad to hear you’re on the mend and taking the time to look after you. You’ve got more stories to share, and you can only do that if you’re well! <3

    • Thanks Mayumi. I’ve had a bit of a relapse. It’s like it restarted over the weekend. 🙁 I’m thinking the antibiotics didn’t work or this is a bad bad virus. Upside–I’m not as exhausted as the first go round. Downside–it’s been 3 weeks since I felt healthy. I’m pushing through final tweaks so I can get Six Train’s sequel to my editor. I just need 4-5 more days of being semi-healthy to get it done.

  8. Take care of yourself Kourtney. It’s smart of you to back off of some of the social media, which I personally think we tend to do in overkill anyway!

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