Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The tour of the chaste

Here is the latest schedule of appearances I will be making to promote my book, The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On:

December 7

Reading and book signing: Borders Books and Music, Kips Bay Plaza, 576 Second Ave. (32nd St.), Manhattan. 7 p.m.

December 13

Talk and signing for young-adult group: Blessed Sacrament Church, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, Va., following the 7 p.m. Mass.

December 14

Talk and signing: Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C., 6-7 p.m.

Talk for young-adult group: St. Stephen Martyr Church, Washington, D.C., 7:30 p.m.

December 15

Reading and signing: Borders Books and Music, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100, Vienna, Virginia. 7:30 p.m. Call (703) 556-7766

December 16

Talk and signing for young adult-group: St. Ursula Parish, Baltimore, Md., details to be announced

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Keep an eye on the Appearances section of to learn if I'm coming to your latitude and longitude.

And here's a repeat of my request for more gigs:

To promote my book, which comes out December 5, I'm planning to do bookstore signings and talks. Several are already lined up, but I'd like to do many more.

My book's target audience is women in their 20s and 30s, so young-adult gatherings and Theology on Tap-type events would be ideal. (I'm already set to speak at the New Haven, Conn., Theology on Tap in January.) Depending on how many appearances can be arranged in a particular region and whether the group sponsoring my appearance is willing to buy copies of my book (which may be purchased in bulk from my publisher at a discount), I would travel anywhere in the country.

I would also like very much to speak at charity fund-raisers, particularly for pregnancy resource centers. I have done one such benefit already, for Hudson, N.Y.'s Alight Center, and it went extremely well. If you would like to book me for an event, please e-mail dawn -at- (replacing -at- with an @).