A few people have asked, so …
Yes, it would have been great to sign copies of SHRUBS down there this year. A few things stood in the way:
- Money — we don’t have much right now.
- Time off — Jen has taken a bunch of time off so I could do other travel this year. She doesn’t have enough time accrued at the moment to allow her to stay home with the kids right now.
- Second manuscript — This is the biggy. My second ms is due September 1. I’ve set a personal deadline of August 1, just so I have the month to redraft things, move stuff around as needed, and make any edits I think are necessary before my editor sees it.
If all goes as planned, my second book will be out about a month before next year’s TOTC, and therefore it might make a lot of sense to go down to sign both books for people. We’ll see how 2016 shakes out when it gets here.