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It Happened at the Tattered Cover

Life is so weird. Steven Tyler from Aerosmith was at the Tattered Cover on Friday, when I had my book signing. I did not, in fact, get a chance to ask him if “Dude Looks Like a Lady” was actually about Vince Neil from Motley Crue. (But I have my suspicions.)

As always, the Tattered Cover was a fantastic place to do a book signing, and I’m eternally grateful to all of the wonderful people there for having me. Sorry about the mess.

I did get the chance to make new friends and talk about the inspirations behind A Kiss Before Doomsday, including secret underground bunkers, magic crystals, go-go boots, demon-possessed muscle cars, and the fact that zombies don’t drive. At least as far as I know.

Then I read one of my favorite scenes, answered a bunch of questions from my endlessly smart readers, and gave away handfuls of brightly colored crystals – in this case, sucrose crystals. (Rock candy!) Afterward, we celebrated at the scrumptious restaurant next door, modestly called The Goods.

None of it would’ve been possible without my unstoppable agent Kristin Nelson, my tireless editor Rene Sears, all of the good folks at Pyr, and most of all, the support of readers like you. Thank you so much for making this book a success!

Kristin Nelson and Laurence MacNaughton at Tattered Cover - A Kiss Before Doomsday

Funny, I thought the Tattered Cover would have maybe four or five books on hand…

the actual kiss before doomsday

The real kiss before doomsday. (Or at least, before the book signing.)

Laurence MacNaughton and fans at Tattered Cover

I’m a fairly tall guy, but my friend and fellow Colorado author Kevin Wolf is six-foot-six.

2017 Book Signing at Tattered Cover - with boots

True story: my lovely wife’s go-go boots are so fabulous that I actually put them in the book. Watch for the scene where Dru goes undercover at a sorcerer’s masquerade. These are the boots.

Kristin Nelson and Laurence MacNaughton cut the cake at Tattered Cover

Now available in paperback, ebook, and my favorite format of all – cake!

Tattered Cover bookmark

The coveted “golden bookmark” from the inestimable Tattered Cover. This is seriously cool. I don’t feel worthy.

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8 Favorite Bookstores for Readers

Ginormous Library

Ironically, no one knows where to find the Self Help section.

Do you have a favorite bookstore?

For my money, one of the neatest bookstores on the planet is the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Did you know that it’s built inside an old theater? Strange, but true. They even kept a few of the old folding red theater seats, where you can sit and read, and pretend you’re just killing time between acts. Also, they have a delectable coffee shop.

(By the way, I’ll be doing a book signing event at the Tattered Cover for A Kiss Before Doomsday on Friday, July 21, at 7:00 pm. Prizes, treats, and lots of fun. Join me!)

Last month in my author newsletter, I asked subscribers to tell me about their favorite bookstores, and I gave away a signed copy of It Happened One Doomsday to one lucky reader. I also heard some great stories and shout-outs to some real bookstore gems. Here are a few:

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Book Signing at the Tattered Cover 7/19/16 at 7 PM

Meet me and hear me read from IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY at the iconic Tattered Cover

Meet me and hear me read from IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY at the iconic Tattered Cover.

Come meet me! I’ll be reading and signing IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY at the venerable Tattered Cover book store in Aspen Grove.

Come see, handle (and enter to WIN) the actual crystals Dru uses to cast her magic…

Hear me read what is possibly the funniest scene ever written about a spandex t-shirt…

Learn the surprising facts, behind-the-scenes secrets, and last-minute hijinks that went into bringing IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY to your friendly neighborhood book store.

See you there!

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton CO 80120

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Book signing at the Tattered Cover

Meet me and hear me read from IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY at the iconic Tattered Cover

Meet me and hear me read from IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY at the iconic Tattered Cover.

It’s finally official: I’ll be reading and signing IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY at the venerable Tattered Cover book store. So exciting!

Come see, handle (and enter to WIN) the actual crystals Dru uses to cast her magic…

Hear me read what is possibly the funniest scene ever written about a spandex t-shirt…

Learn the surprising facts, behind-the-scenes secrets, and last-minute hijinks that went into bringing IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY to your friendly neighborhood book store.

Mark your calendar!

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton CO 80120

See you there!

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One Book, One Denver — Could it be Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?

If you live in or near Denver, you know that there is no shortage of good places to sit and read.  Take the Tattered Cover, for example, a place of legendary green carpets, creaky (yet comfortable) furniture and whimsically helpful staff.  It’s also where I met bestselling author and all-around nice guy Jamie Ford a couple of years ago.  I came to hear him talk about his debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and came away enthralled.  (In fact, if you’re interested, you can listen to the podcast here.)

Now, his critically-acclaimed bestseller has been shortlisted as a candidate for the next One Book, One Denver.  Interested in helping make it happen?  You can cast your vote here.  You can also read Jamie’s all-too-humble thoughts about this incredible honor here.

What does this mean to you as an aspiring author?  It’s a reminder that even a first novel can break out big, earning not only bestseller status and the adulation of critics everywhere, but something even more important, more magical: it can serve as an inspiration to everyone who reads it.  Even a city full of avid readers.

And really, isn’t that a great reason to write?

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