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I’m excited to announce the upcoming book tour dates for the launch of my third book, “Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good.” These won’t be your average book tour events, by the way. There will be music (I’ll even sing), plus food and drink and even balloon animals.

Stay tuned for details on the upcoming Route 66 tour dates.

Aug. 14 ‘Burnt Toast’ Seattle Book Launch Party
Join me on the top floor of the Swedish Cultural Center for a celebratory evening include food (think Flynt-style Coney Island hotdogs and other Midwest favorites), plus beer, wine, music and more.  Each ticket includes a signed hardcover copy of Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good from book partner Elliott Bay Book Company, plus food, wine, parking and tickets for door prizes. A limited number of couple tickets (offering admission for two, but including one book) will also be available. Purchase tickets here.
6:30 p.m. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, Wash. 98109

Aug. 18 Third Place Books – Bothell, Wash.
A night of music and a free balloon animal with every book purchase.
17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park, Wash.  98155;

Aug. 19 Penguin Radio Satellite Tour
Tune in to radio interviews with stations across the country. More details TBD.

Aug. 20 Nicola’s Books – Ann Arbor, Mich.
Details TBD.
2513 Jackson Rd. Westgate Shopping Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48103;

Aug. 21 McLean & Eakin – Harbor Spring, Mich.
McLean & Eakin bookstore host an offsite event and Pond Hill Farm, including a meal. More details TBD.
5581 S Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs, Mich., 49740;

Aug. 22 MD Sports Grill & TavernDavison, Mich.
Good food, cold beers and a tribute to my late cousin, Rich Fridline, at a family business in my hometown. 6-9 p.m. 
3040 N. State Road, Davison, Mich., 48423.

Aug. 25 InkWood Books – Tampa, Fla.
An evening of food, beverages music and balloon animals, plus some special surprises. Q&A moderated by Tampa Tribune Food Editor Jeff Houck.
216 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa Fla. 33609;

Aug. 27 Village Books – Bellingham, Wash.
A fun evening of music, food, drink and (what else?) balloon animals.
1200 11th Street, Bellingham, Wash., 98225;

Sept. 6th – Genesee District Library – Davison Area Library branch 
Cooking demo, discussion about growing up in Davison, 2 p.m.
203 4th Street, Davison, Mich., 48423