The UPS truck pulled up and a young man knocked at my door Monday morning, handing me my brand new book! Here’s the tour schedule. Please come.


Saturday, April 4: Poetry Workshop/signing, Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St, Monterey, CA, 831-624-3949. 2:00 – 3:30, free

Tuesday, April 7: Santa Cruz Book Launch: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, CA, 831-423-0900. 7:30pm

Thursday, April 9: Monterey Book Launch: Pilgrim’s Way, Carmel, CA, 831-624-4955. Venue: Carmel Art Association, Dolores Street, between 5th & 6th, Carmel, CA 6:00: music by Dave Holodiloff, choral poetry reading by Robert Down School 4th graders, drinks & hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, April 11: Poetry Workshop, Tor House, Carmel, CA. 10:00 – 4:00. details: moc.e1519260810noihc1519260810cevec1519260810irtap1519260810@ecir1519260810tap1519260810

Sunday, April 12: Book signing/reading, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, 415-927-0960. 4:00pm.

Tuesday, April 14: Book signing/reading, Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, 206-624-6600, WA. 7:00pm.

Thursday, April 16: Book signing/reading, Annie Bloom’s, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR, 503-246-0053. 7:00pm.

Thursday, April 23: Book signing/reading, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM, 505-344-8139. 7:00pm

Tuesday, April 28: Book signing/reading, The Ark, 133 Romero St, Santa Fe, NM, 505-988-3709. 4:30pm

Thursday, May 7: Writing workshop/signing/reception, OLLI@CSUMB, Monterey, CA, Michele Crompton ude.b1519260810musc@1519260810notpm1519260810orcm1519260810. 4:00 – 5:00 workshop, 5:00 – 6:00 reception and signing.

Friday, May 8: Art Opening Reception for Patrice’s Collage Show: All Roads Lead to the Mother. Patrice will exhibit her collage and sign copies of her new book. Studio One in Big Sur. (Located above Local Color at the Village Shops in Big Sur, 35 minutes drive south of Carmel.) 6:00pm

May 9: Step into Nature: Making Art with artists Erin Gafill & Patrice Vecchione . Participants will have the opportunity to explore collage, painting and writing with Erin and Patrice. Workshop includes lunch, $125. Studio One in Big Sur, 10:00 – 4:00.details: “Erin Gafill >” <>

Tuesday, May 12: Book signing/reading, Diesel Books, Oakland, CA, 510-653-9965. 6:30pm.

Friday, May 15: Book signing/reading, East-West Books, 324 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, 650-988-9800. 7:00pm.

Saturday, May 16: Writing workshop, East-West Books, 324 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, 650-988-9800.11:00am.

Tuesday, May 19: Book signing/reading, Barnes & Noble, 894 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 805-781-8334. 2:00pm.

Tuesday, May 19: Book signing/reading, Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, 805-563-0010. 7:00pm.