I have been so touched by the overwhelmingly lovely and delightful responses to the book. Pictures of people with their books (and in some cases… pies!) have been flooding my news feed and I’ve never felt more proud and happy to know so many budding pie bakers. Thank you!!
Tuesday morning (my book’s birthday) I had an extensive radio tour scheduled for the morning and afternoon. Over the course of 7-ish hours I talked to roughly 27 radio stations about the wonderfulness that is the book. I didn’t have any idea of how exciting/exhausting it was going to be (it’s hard to stay totally animated for that many minutes in a row) but I definitely felt like a champ afterward… a champ who just had a book published. I was working with a company who would call (on my borrowed landline… yes I bought a phone just for the occasion) and connect me to the various stations, and all I could imagine was an old timey operator telling me to, “hold please” in that ever recognizable nasal tone, while fiddling with dozens of wire plugs to get my voice to where it needed to go. I lauded the book on shows like, Mayhem in the AM (nothing quite so crazy at pie at 9am), Sound Palate and What’s Cookin and got to talk about my favorite pie and what it was like to be a pie vagabond. It was like a crash course on how to promote my book and now I’m super excited to start the book tour.
When I turned in the manuscript a year ago, Aaron took me to this great little restaurant here in DC called Little Serow and the plan was to have the journey come full circle and have a second celebratory dinner when the book was finally published. The restaurant was perfect, specializing in Northeastern Thai, the meal is a journey in itself, starting out fairly mild, peaking in spice about halfway through the meal and evening out at the end. Plus there was a bonus guest, my dear friend RB came in from NY to surprise me and share in the celebrations. The meal was everything we could have wished for and afterward we finished the night off with Ross and Leah and a toast to Teeny’s Tour of Pie.
Next week starts the book tour and I’ll be in Boston first, doing a demo and a signing on April 2nd at noon on the Northeastern University campus. There will be pie!! Then I’ve got a few days at home before I jet off to the San Antonio Book Festival on the 5th for another demo and book signing. Week one! Please let me know if you are in either of those places and planning on coming to the event… I’ll keep a eye out for you! In the meantime, go snag your copy of Teeny’s Tour of Pie and happy baking!