Sunday, April 22, 2012

LONDON OR BUST...


I’ve been waiting to announce this for what seems like FOREVER, but it’s finally all official now!  I’m coming to London, baby!!!  And can I just tell you how excited I am?!?!

I will be at Foyles Charing Cross Road store on Saturday, May 12th at 2:30PM with James Dawson and Tanya Byrne (who I can’t wait to meet!!!).

In case you can’t tell just how excited I am, just notice my crazy use of exclamation points(!!!) throughout...Yes, I’m THAT excited, you guys!!! And here are a few reasons why:

1)   I’ve never been overseas.
2)   My family gets to come with me.    
3)   Two words: British accents. (Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve always wanted one.  They sound very fancy!)

I can’t wait to get to London to sightsee and drink real British tea and eat and sightsee some more and go to the Tower of London and meet the queen (okay, maybe not meet the queen, but pretend I’m meeting the queen!) and see Beefeaters and shop at Harrods and try “bangers and mash” (whatever that is!) and see castles and...yes...I’m crazy excited...

And of course what I’m most excited about is meeting my UK readers...at long last!!!!

So please...please, please, please come and see me if you can. I don’t know when I’ll get another chance like this and I don’t want to miss you guys while I’m in town!!!

And for more events, closer to the US, check out my Events Page, because I totally want to see you guys too...but only if you pretend to have fancy British accents.  (I, of course, won’t need to pretend because I’ll be bringing one back with me from London.)

P.S. I will have nail polish to give away at my Portland (Powell’s) signing on Tuesday, April 24th and my Official Launch Party signing (Ravenna Third Place Books in Seattle) on Saturday, April 28th.  I will TRY(!!!) to bring some nail polish to the London signing as well, but I’m still working on the packing / shipping logistics. 

I hope to see you all soon!  Cheerio! 

10 comments:

Ingrid reads. said...

BEST NEWS EVEEEEER! Can't wait to meet you!

Kristina said...

I can't wait till next week, I just started reading Last Echo yesterday. Already creepy and wonderful!

Kimberly Derting said...

Ingrid - I can't wait either :)

Kristina - I'm glad you're liking it!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you!!!!! Bon voyage!!!! I've always wanted to go there too. I only got as far as their airport on a layover. I did like the way they called me "love." They will accuse you of speaking "American" instead of English. =)
-Angel Morgan

Kimberly Derting said...

That's awesome, Angel, I never even realized that I already had an accent, lol!

Ali (Winged Reviews) said...

OhmygoshI'msoexcited!!!!!

I'm booking my train tickets right now. London is only 2 hours on the train from here!!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

The Dertings take Europe (sounds like a griswold sequel)

Sheepa said...

YYAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!! Can't wait to meet you!!! And you're coming to Foyles, that one on Charing Cross is MASSIVE but heaven on earth :D

Michelle said...

So looking forward to meeting you - as well as discovering that large looking book shop!

I probably won't call you 'love' though! lol

Candace said...

I'm a part of your family, right? You are so, so, SO lucky you get to go! You are going to have a blast! And maybe you'll even pick up the accent too. ;)
Have fun!