Ruth Tenzer Feldman: “A Heady Blend…”

When Portland-based author George Wright pitched a crazy idea to me last summer, I had no clue how sane he was. As you’ve heard by now, George wanted to put together a tour in which eight Oregon authors would visit eight independent bookstores in Oregon in eight weeks...

Naseem Rakha: “Diabolical Daring…”

Diabolical daring and ferocious fun — bringing writers together like George Wright did for the Crazy 8′s Tour. Eight locations, eight authors and each with only five minutes to speak (why not eight? I don’t know.) But George gave us five. Five minutes to tell readers...

R. Gregory Nokes: “What fun!”

What fun! Meeting again with bookstore friends. Feeling the great vibes of being surrounded by books and book people. All inspiring. A special pleasure was hearing other authors’ stories of how and why they work, among them Karen Spears Zacharias, Jane...

Karen Spears Zacharias

There were drugs (statins and baby aspirin). There were hot women (mostly menopausal). There were bald-faced liars (bellying up to the bars). These were Crazy 8s Merry Pranksters. Storytellers on a raucous romp, crisscrossing the state in pursuit of unforgettable...

Phillip Margolin

The Crazy 8s tour was a blast. It was so much fun getting to listen to the other authors and the crowds were so enthusiastic. The tour was one of my best experiences as an author. Phil Margolin

Ron Lovell: High Point of My Year

My participation in the Crazy Eights Author Tour was the high point of my promotional year. I published a new book in July so my travels with the tour helped sales. More importantly for me, however, was the chance the tour gave me to meet and talk to other authors. It...