I'll be monitoring the progress of spring in an upcoming three-state book tour to Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. No more snow, please . . .
The Virginia Festival of the Book is where I start, with a talk on Friday, March 22nd--right near the famous Rotunda! I've never been to Charlottesville before, and I'm looking forward to it. I'm in a panel with fellow nonfiction author Toby Lester, speaking about his new book Da Vinci's Ghost--which provides the history of da Vinci's famous anatomical "man in a circle" drawing. It's fascinating, and we were able to find connections between our books. I also enjoyed Lester's first book, The Fourth Part of the World, which delves into the history of European maps of the world, leading up to how the Americas got their name.
Here's the rest of the talks: St. Mary's College of Maryland on Monday, March 25th, University of Maryland-College Park on March 27th, West Virginia University on April 1st, and Baltimore's downtown Enoch Pratt public library on April 2nd. For details about times and locations, please check out the Events page on my website: here. I hope to see some of you on the trip!