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Steeped: Observations from the Backseat of a Book Tour - by Annelies Zijderveld

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The park was flush with people. Across the street, a fountain bubbled and gargled water while a throng of men in kilts lolled on the sidewalk outside of a bus burping exhaust. It was a Saturday in New York and the sunshine sparkled as a reminder that spring had arrived. My hand had shot into the air several times as taxis began nearing. Though I don’t live in Manhattan, we seem to have an understanding between us like old friends that pick up conversations on pause. At last, one yellow cab veered toward me and in I crawled, directing the car toward the Upper East Side. At first, we began the kind of banter between strangers- talk of the weather, then talk of good food, and finally, questions about what a Californian was doing in New York. As the cabbie heard about the book tour adventure, our conversation turned to tea & cooking…  Read on to hear Steeped madcap adventures in the big apple. 

As I write this, I'm in Dallas, readying myself for tomorrow's book signing at my college alma mater. When I first set foot in the bookstore last fall, I walked past the wall of Alumni Authors, still blown away that Steeped will soon be among the spines. Since the last newsletter, I've been in Seattle, Portland, San Anselmo, Davis, and San Francisco--I'm going to share more stories from the road. Check out the list below for upcoming events. Thank you for coming out, for claiming your copy of the cookbook, and taking Steeped into the kitchen with you! 

EVENTS: 
Dallas - May 9, 2015 at 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Sampling & Signing at West Elm Mockingbird Station 

Austin - May 11, 2015 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
Sampling & Signing at BookWoman 

Houston - May 13, 2015 at 7:00 - 7:45 pm 
Sampling & Signing at Blue Willow Books 

Baton Rouge - May 17, 2015 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Sampling & Signing at Red Stick Spice Company 


Until next week, 
annelies

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