The Wivenhoe Park southern book tour — AKA Dixie Narco Tour — begins next Saturday, April 25 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Full dates are listed on the image below. If you’re nearby, please come out. The events are all going to have cool stuff going on like drink specials and giveaways, including product from Elephant Stone Records. R Bar in New Orleans is creating a cocktail called Three Sheets To The Kevin Shields.
In other news, my proposal to write a novel based on Whipping Boy’s Heartworm album did not make the short list for 33 1/3. I’ve written 35,000 words thus far and I’m really happy with it. It’s written as a sequel to Wivenhoe Park, taking place ten years later, and only needs a few minor tweaks to make it less 33 1/3 specific. Whipping Boy play a prominent role in the story as the protagonist Drew navigates his way through London, Dublin, Boston and Belfast. Other bands/artists that appear include Oasis, Richard Ashcroft, Lush, Luke Haines of the Auteurs, and Bono.
Since this blog is also about running, I’ll just say that the training has been a little inconsistent. I’m in decent shape and once I’m back home from the tour on May 10, I’ll dedicate the summer to getting back to race fitness.
Last but not least, the Kindle edition of Wivenhoe Park is on sale for $2.99 for the duration of the book tour.