Tour Experiences

Reflections on the Crazy 8s Author Tour

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...

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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

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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...

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April Henry

Crazy Eights was so much fun! I did the events in McMinnville and at Broadway Books in Portland. For me, the biggest thrill was getting to eat dinner next to Molly Gloss and Ursula Le Guin before the McMinnville event. Part of me was still the awed reader of The Jump...

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Brian Doyle Would Do It Again

Other than the fistfights, the broken glass, the unfortunate tattoo of Teddy Roosevelt, the misunderstanding with the dancer, the thing with the car, and the whole question of the nickel and the school bus, I had a good time. If they ever let me out of here I would be...

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Jane Kirkpatrick at Broadway Books

One event out of eight but it was great! Broadway Books hosted us on October 4 and I made that trip over the mountain to join a group of authors most of whom were new to me. Because I got to introduce Naseem Rakha, I decided to read her wonderful book The Crying Tree....

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Crazy 8s in The Dalles

The Dalles: The end of the Crazy Eights trail was in The Dalles today, November 17; a date which seemed so far away when we held our initial event in Baker City back on September 24. We were all thrilled to hold this final show before a standing room only audience in...

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Crazy 8s in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego: Thursday our C8 authors gathered at Graham’s Book & Stationery before full house. It was another special evening hosted by Teri & Paul Graham, owners of the store as it opened its anniversary events celebrating 55 years in business with the C8...

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