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WORD: Andrea Portes to attend BEA events in support of ‘Hick'; more tour dates on tap

Andrea PortesWith an eye on the BookExpo America conference in New York City, debut author Andrea Portes hit the Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble on Tuesday night for a reading, discussion and signing in support of her novel ‘Hick’ (Unbridled Books). Next week, Andrea will appear at several BookExpo America events beginning June 1 as her road show continues. Also, many of her nationwide tour dates were announced.

BEA attendees wanting to meet Andrea can catch her at the following events:

Book Sense Author Luncheon on Friday, June 1 at 12:15 - 1:45 pm in the Special Events Hall at the Javits. Autographing, Saturday, June 2 from 4:00-5:00 at table 20

The Unbridled Hour Coffee Klatsch on Sunday, June 3, 11-Noon. Place TBA. Signing giveaways and having some coffee and sweets with booksellers and the Book Sense staff.

In late June, Andrea will return to the West Coast for events in Portland and Seattle, and she has intermittent events through the end of summer. Her full schedule is as follows:

June 23, 2007 - Seattle, WA 7:00 pm - Reading & signing
Fremont Place Books 621 N. 35th St Seattle, WA 98103

June 25, 2007 - Portland, OR Powell's Bookstore - Portland, OR, Reading and signing
7:30pm -The event will take place at Powell's on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

July 9, 2007 - Iowa City, IA - Reading and signing - 7 p.m.
Prairie Lights Bookstore 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240

July 10, 2007 - Winona, MN, Reading and signing - 6 pm
The Book Shelf 619 Huff Street, Winona, MN 55987

July 12, 2007 - Bookseller reception, with Timothy Schaffert Time TBA
3407 West 44th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Phone 612-926-5868

Friday, July 13, 2007
An Evening with Unbridled Books: Andrea Portes and Timothy Schaffert, Joint reading and signing - 7 p.m.
Micawbers Bookstore, Milton Square, 2238 Carter Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Contact: Hans Weyendt

Sunday September 30, 2007 - Hollywood West Hollywood Book Fair
"At Last: Writing the First Novel" West Hollywood Book Fair (323) 848-6403


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