The book tour, aka gratitude tour

13781783_1060972250623154_8138382393350439486_nI always anticipated doing a book tour for The Other Catholics.  I wanted to get the word out, have conversations, and, if people would so honor me, sign books.

But even all that is secondary to just saying “thank you.”  In the last decade, so many people inside and outside of independent Catholicism opened their doors and lives to me so I could write the book.  We did it together.  Now it’s time to go back and talk about the whole process together, including the fact of a book actually being out there in the world.  Which is vulnerable for its author, but even more so for the courageous people whose intimate spiritual stories are featured.  You are awesome and brave, “other Catholics”!

So far, I’ve been to Santa Fe, New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis and Philadelphia (twice).  In New Orleans I got to be on the morning news.  In Philly we snapped this picture (below) with my two “cover girls,” Mother JoEllen Werthman and Bishop Kera Hamilton.  In Chicago the venue was the world-famous Seminary Co-op Bookstores (contact them for autographed copies!).  In St. Louis a crowd stayed after Sunday Mass at St. Stan’s, and then I talked on local public radio (photos above and below).

Upcoming 2016 gig locations include Black Mountain, N.C.; Philadephia (again!); Orange, Palm Springs and Los Angeles, Ca.; Fort Worth, Tx.; and Boston, Mass.  Stay tuned here or find me on Facebook!  Thank YOU, my readers, for all interest and support.