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Heading to Minneapolis: Take II

Alright, barring another bout of food poisoning, significant natural disaster, or some especially portentous omens, I will be heading up to Minneapolis this Saturday.

I’ll be at Uncle Hugo’s from 1-3. I’ll be signing books and generally just hanging around. I’m also planning on being witty, but that is largely contingent on whether or not I’m able to find a coffee place on my way to the store. Without coffee, I’ll have to settle for looking charmingly bewildered, quickly fading into sluggishness, incoherence, and death.

After that I’m going to be doing a gorilla signing at Dreamhaven. By this I mean I intend to show up and thump violently at my chest to establish my alpha male status. This plan is also contingent on finding a coffee shop after leaving Hugo’s. Without caffeine I expect my ploy for primacy will fail. If that’s the case you’ll probably find me submissively grooming one of the burlier cashiers. Baring that, I’ll probably be lurking around, signing stock somewhere in the store between 3:30-4:30.

This means if you really want a signed copy of the book, you can now order it online from Dreamhaven. What’s more, you can even have me personalize it, if you order before Saturday and include what you want me to write when you order the book.

In other news, I’ll be making updates to the page in the next couple days. We’re going to post up several interviews, podcasts, and reviews that have been accumulating over the last couple weeks. I’ll also be updating the tour schedule page. So stay tuned….

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A change in today’s book signing plans.


The plan for today was for me to drive up to Minneapolis and do signings at Uncle Hugo’s and
Dreamhaven.

Unfortunately, I seem to have come down with some sort of flu bug, or a case of food poisoning, or I have angered some sort of vengeful old testement god. It’s been a rough night, and even if the storm has passed, and I hope has, I just can’t make it. If there’s one thing worse than being violently ill, it’s being violently ill during a four hour drive to Minneapolis.

Plus, for all I know, this might be contageous. Quite aside from the fact that I don’t want to make people sick in general, I’m doubly horrified by the thought of people getting sick after meeting me and buying my book. For some reason I can picture this experience written up as a review on Amazon:

I met Pat at Uncle Hugo’s, where I bought his book and got it signed. He’s a nice guy with a warm handshake, but you can tell he’s passionate about his writing by the fevored glint in his eye. I started reading The Name of the Wind as soon as I got home. The first fifty pages were great. The second fifty were even better. Then my guts clenched and I spent eight hours hunched over my toilet cursing the name of the only author who has ever made me physically ill with his writing. Negative three stars.


I’m sorry for all of you who were planning on attending. But I’m hoping to reschedual as soon as possible. Maybe even next weekend. I’ll post something up here as soon as we manage to set that up.

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