Last minute change of plan! Reading changed to 7pm

Hey there everybody, this is Valerie, Pat’s assistant. If you don’t recognize me, normally I talk like this.

Pat just called me to ask that I post this blog. He left this morning to head to his reading in Petoskey, Michigan. He got on the road later than he intended which would have been ok, but then he realized that Michigan is in a different time zone which means that instead of arriving just in the nick of time at 6pm, he will be arriving at 7pm. So if you’re planning on going, please be aware of this. He is going to make every effort to make it by 7pm, if the roads are a little bad he may be late, but rest assured he will be there. He feels really bad about this and he says: “I’m so sorry. I am a freaking idiot. I will make it up to you at the reading by either singing or not singing, which ever will make people happier.”

On the plus side, you’ll have more time to get dinner before the reading and those of you driving in can avoid speeding tickets.

McLean & Eakin Booksellers
307 E. Lake St
Petoskey, MI

This entry was posted in appearancesBy Firebirdblaze14 Responses


  1. brandoningraham
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM | Permalink

    …Curse you Lines of Longitude…

    • Matt
      Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:45 PM | Permalink

      Time zones! My only weakness!

    • JoseC.
      Posted January 20, 2011 at 11:36 PM | Permalink

      hi pat
      look i’m from Costa Rica and i need that book in order to survive, but when will it be released here???!!! have you developed your mutant abilities??? that might work, well thanks if theres anything you can do…

  2. maine character
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM | Permalink

    Cool of Pat to check in and let people know.

    And tell him there’s many such idiots out here. I just bought a computer on eBay and was working on it when someone called and asked when I was going to show.

    I glanced at the clock on the computer. “I said I’d be there at noon.”

    “Yeah. It’s twelve-thirty.”

    And then I realized I bought the computer from a guy in Wisconsin, a time zone away.

  3. Posted January 20, 2011 at 5:24 PM | Permalink

    Nice to hear from you Valerie! Thanks for all the work you do to keep Pat (and presumably, Sarah) sane. This makes it more likely we’ll get new books to read and makes us happy. So thanks. (*and the crowd rejoiced*)

  4. Zach
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 11:31 PM | Permalink

    Pat. This is Zach from McLean and Eakin, I just wanted to thank you again for coming. We all had a fantastic time, and hope to see you again sometime soon.

    Thanks, Zach

  5. semirose
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 1:05 AM | Permalink

    Man I always do that when I’m going from IL to IN, it’s that one state over thing where you just don’t expect the timezone to change. In college we’d go to Indianapolis for things and always end up missing the first hour. You’re not alone Pat!

  6. bldysabba
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 8:43 AM | Permalink

    What would you sing Pat? Do you have a tune in your head for Tinker Tanner?

  7. fallenowl
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    Pat, you have to check out the webcomic, Axe Cop.

    It’s a collaboration between a 30 year old guy and his 5 year old brother.

  8. Clark
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 12:49 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,
    This is completely unrelated to this post, its just your most recent since i thought of this question. I dont know if you’ve already adressed this but when The Wise Man’s Fear comes out are you planning to make more T-shirts? like new designs and stuff related the the second book? i bought the “many names” t-shirt and love it and would very much like to by another if it were to be related to the second book.

  9. Little My
    Posted January 23, 2011 at 9:08 PM | Permalink

    Maybe I missed this announcement here, but I was just over at the Onion AV Club, and ran across their January 3rd list of “most anticipated entertainments of 2011.” (Naturally, WMF is on that list.)

  10. Rutha-photo
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

    I would like to know if Patrick is planning a European Tour. Specially if he is coming to Spain at some point, i´d love to get my books signed

  11. Rutha-photo
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM | Permalink

    By the way , is it posible to order the book in USA and have it sent to Spain? I can´t wait for ” The wise mans…..” to come out in Spanish it´s too much for me……

    • iburnbrass
      Posted January 25, 2011 at 10:05 PM | Permalink

      Of course you can… but international shipping will be expensive! If you live in Madrid or Sevilla, I can bring you a copy in exchange for a tapas tour in mid-April. I could even get it signed when he comes to my hometown!

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