#DRAMADAY is Close! Plus, September Tour Dates!

The new book is almost here... ...actually, it already is here for some people! I'm hearing reports from friends who have found DRAMA at bookstores, and Amazon has shipped some peoples' copies! Hooray! Don't forget, you can amp up your book purchase by entering the #DRAMADAY contest--just snap a photo of yourself as you're making your purchase, post it somewhere online, and then link to that photo on my Facebook wall! Simple. I'll announce the winners here on my site as well as there on my page, a few days after the contest ends (Sept. 8).

Fanart for #DRAMADAY--Justin, by Jerzy!

A few items of note:

***If you look around, you might notice that my website has received a gentle facelift! There are some new pieces in my illustration gallery, a couple of additions in the webcomics section, and a brand-new media page, where I'll put everything from videos to podcast interviews to photos! I've also updated my Contact info page, my Info/FAQ page, and my Author Visits page. Check 'em out. Thanks to Tea Fougner for helping me get the site up to speed.

***My September tour dates are mostly locked in! Here are the places you can find me during the first month of my tour:

Decatur Book Festival Decatur, GA Sunday, Sept 2 Children's Stage, 3:45pm Signing to follow!

Graphic Novel Night with Doug TenNapel & James Burks! The Reading Bug 785 Laurel St San Carlos, CA Friday, September 7 6pm

Graphix Author Signing with Doug TenNapel & James Burks! Green Apple Books 506 Clement St San Francisco, CA Saturday, September 8 3pm

Towne Center Books Meet & Greet/Signing with Doug TenNapel & James Burks! 555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 7-8pm

Graphix Author Signing with Doug TenNapel & James Burks! A Great Good Place for Books 6120 LaSalle Avenue Oakland, CA Sunday, September 9 11:30am

Graphix Author Event & Signing with Doug TenNapel & James Burks! Books, Inc. Laurel Village 3515 California St San Francisco, CA Monday, September 10 7:00pm

Brooklyn Comics & More 493 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY Weds. September 19 3-5pm

Big Planet Comics, Vienna 426 Maple Ave. East Vienna, VA Sat. September 22 11am-1pm

Big Planet Comics, College Park 7315 Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD 20740 Sat. September 22 3pm-5pm

National Book Festival Washington, DC Sun. September 23

Children's Book World 17 Haverford Station Rd Haverford, PA Monday, September 24 4pm

I'll also be traveling extensively through October and November! The confirmed dates are listed on the right-hand sidebar next to my blog. I've got a few more to add to those, so stay tuned for that!

***DRAMA received a stellar writeup in the New York Times! I'm pretty thrilled about it! ***I've been posting interior pages from DRAMA on my Tumblr! A couple more to come before Saturday's book release!

I've got a million things to take care of before I leave for tour Saturday morning, including (if you can believe it) working on the script for my next graphic novel! People always ask me if I think I'll make more graphic novels...well, the good news is, I plan to make graphic novels until I am old and gray. So, you guys are in luck. ;) And that's all for now!

Raina Telgemeier