Book tour news!

Book tour news!

My new book Don’t Overthink It comes out on March 3, and I’m about to head out on book tour again to talk about it in person—with you.

I absolutely love connecting with readers through the blog and the podcast, and after nearly nine years of Modern Mrs Darcy and four years of What Should I Read Next, it has brought me (and I hope, you) great joy to meet many of you and tell you Happy reading! in person.

Every in-person event is different: these gatherings have their own formats and their own energy; the stores and venues all have their own personalities. I do know that at every one I’ll discuss not only the contents of Don’t Overthink It, but what the writing process was like, and how the process of writing the book changed the way I approach my own life. (Now I joke that my unfair advantage is that I’ve absorbed all the research required to write a book called Don’t Overthink It!) I hope to leave you feeling inspired and empowered to see aspects of your life with fresh eyes. And I expect us all to have tons of fun in the process.

My favorite part of every event is always the question-and-answer portion. Because the audience asks questions live, the Q&A is always completely unique, fresh, and unscripted. I love to hear what’s on your mind, what you’re wrestling with, what resonates, and what unexpected questions you toss my way (past topics include lipstick, Tieks, reading speed, and book club tips).

My last book tour for I’d Rather Be Reading was GREAT. This time I’m excited to return to stores I loved visiting on my last tour and visiting stores I didn’t get to visit last time. I’m even visiting several book shops that weren’t in business the last time I went on book tour!

Some of you have visited me right in the town where you live, some of you have hopped airplanes or road tripped hundreds of miles to attend one of my special events. Some of you have planned college roommate reunions and book club getaways around my events; thank you for that! Book people really are the best people, and I’ve loved getting to meet you—in person.

I’ve included a list of the cities I’ll be visiting within the first six weeks of launch below. Please note that some events will be ticketed. We’re constantly updating our events calendar with more details as we have them, and we have plenty of fun plans in the works for the remainder of 2020, so check back for updates.

  • 3/4 Madison, CT | R.J. Julia Booksellers
  • 3/6 New York City | The Strand
  • 3/13 Monroe, GA | The Story Shop
  • 3/14 Suwanee, GA | Read It Again Books
  • 3/20 Louisville, KY | Carmichael’s Bookstore
  • 3/23 Houston, TX | Blue Willow Bookshop
  • 3/24 Waco, TX | Fabled Bookshop & Café
  • 3/25 Dallas, TX | Interabang Books
  • 4/8 Naperville, IL | Anderson’s Bookshop
  • 4/9 Milwaukee, WI | The Pfister Hotel with Boswell Book Company
  • 4/10 Evanston, IL | Page 1 Books
  • 4/11 Westfield, IN | Turn the Page Books

I hope we get to meet in person this spring!

P.S. Get more info on Don’t Overthink It preorder bonuses and read about the 10 things I learned on book tour.

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  1. Susan in TX says:

    So excited for you to see east coast stores RJ Julia and The Strand on your list! And can’t wait to see you in Texas! 🙂

    • Janelle Carlson says:

      Yes Yes Yes!!! I couldn’t agree more Jill! I’m hoping The King’s English will be added to the tour at a later date. Perhaps this fall?? (the mountains will be beautiful Anne!)

  2. Sadie says:

    Well poo! I was hoping you’d be coming to the DC area. I guess you’ll just have to write another book, right?? 😀
    But seriously, congratulations on this exciting time!

    • S says:

      Super excited to see that you are coming to RJ Julia’s in CT! Hope you can make time to visit The Book Barn for used book shopping- March may not have the greatest weather but it is so fun to check out their various buildings!!

      • Jenn C says:

        I love the book barn! It’s one of my favorite places to buy books from! Also super excited that Anne will be in New England this time around!

  3. Rissie Lundberg says:

    I’m so excited that you’re coming to Milwaukee!! Unfortunately, I will be out of town on that day. I’ll have to send my mom in my place. 🙂

  4. MomofTwoPreciousGirls says:

    So excited you’re coming to my town…but it’s also the day of the Suwanee Beer Fest! I’m the DD for hubby….may need to hire someone to do that for me 😂

  5. Lindsay says:

    The Strand!! Big time!! I’m in Illinois and seriously contemplating coming to both Anderson’s (my neighborhood shop) AND Page 1 (my fav local bookstore which I discovered through you). At least I have better chances if you sell out at one!

  6. Connie Head says:

    I am so excited to see you heading back to Illinois and to one of my favorite independent bookstores – Anderson’s Bookshop! I’ll see you on April 8th!!

  7. Kellie says:

    I’m so excited that you’re going to be in Dallas while I’m there visiting my in-laws! I’m definitely going to make the trip to see you at Interabang. 🙂

    • Nancy Willard says:

      Wow, The Strand and Roxanne Coady’s RJ Julia…you’ve hit the Big Time!!!! I am so happy for you, but sad that The Novel Neighbor isn’t on your tour this time!

  8. Sherry Bradley says:

    When will you be coming to Canada? I live in Kelowna, British Columbia & would love to see you come to Mosaic Books. We are a resort city built around a lake and have amazing wineries plus skiing in the winter ( it would be best if you visited sometime between May- October.

  9. Carole Cornell says:

    Tennessee is fabulous in the spring! Please come to Memphis. Novel is an independent bookstore where I have bought your books.

  10. Cheri Lynn Bunch says:

    I’m looking forward to this one. Will you be sharing in the Louisville area this year? Hoping so. All the best!

  11. Lisa says:

    I’m elated you’re coming to Milwaukee! I can’t wait to hear more details about your tour and visit. Looking forward to it and your new book!

  12. Tracie Haddock says:

    Anne, if you happen to add more stops, please consider Rainy Day Books in Kansas City! There’s a bunch of us on both sides of the state line that would love to meet you!

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