After Alice Now Available For Pre-Order

after aliceIf you’ve read my past post on Gregory Maguire, then you know how much I adore all things Wicked. I am thrilled that Maguire is returning to his fairy tale roots (see also Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Mirror Mirror) with his latest title, After Alice.

William Morrow notified me that this title is slated for release on October 27th, and a signed, first edition can be pre-ordered from Porter Square Books, B&N and Books-a-Million.

I don’t know about you but After Alice is going to be immediately going onto MY fall reading list.  Are you excited about this title too? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

 

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A Very “Out Of Oz” Book Signing

On Tuesday night I attended a book signing — Out Of Oz by Gregory Maguire. Imagine doing a book tour of 15 cities in 15 days.  This wasn’t my first time at a Gregory Maguire event. I am a bit of an OZ geek. I’ve got an autographed 1st edition Grimmerie at home as well as an original “Wicked” (musical) poster he signed somewhere around the house…  Don’t look at me like that.  No, I’m not listening to the Wicked soundtrack while I’m writing this either (mumbles something and switches tracks on iTunes).

It fascinates me seeing how other authors deal with the press and marketing and especially, engaging the audience.  I found it curious that the demographics of his audience (last night) were about 90% caucasian and only a couple of people present were under 20.  Mostly there were library donors who could schmooze with Mr. Maguire beforehand.  From here on out, I’m going to refer to him here as ‘Boston’, a nickname someone in the audience dubbed him. Continue reading