Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show - Book Tour and More!

Holy cats! What a ride! The DPMS World Tour (of the Pacific Northwest) 2017 has to be considered a success.


Monday, Feb 6, Powell's on Hawthorne. In Conversation with Wendy Wagner.

Thank you Old Hometown Crowd for coming out on a gloomy Monday, dragging your friends along, and for contributing to Powell's SELLING OUT of Dr Potter's Medicine Show! We were told that this "never happens at these kind of readings," so that's super cool! We were also told that they ordered more, so get in there to get one if you haven't already!

Tuesday, Feb 7, Taqueria Nueve. Taco Tuesday

Mostly family plus a few close buds. Delicious!

Wednesday, Feb 8, Casa Fischl-Williams. Family dinner and general shenanigans. Too busy being present to get photos. Eric made beef burgundy, I came down with what has to be a flu.


We decided to hit a few of the Barnes & Noble stores near the interstate on our way up to sign books. Well, I didn't sign them, Eric did. I took photos.

The Vancouver, WA location

And in Olympia, WA, too!

Then after dinner, but before catching a Lyft to the reading, Eric signed a copy at Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, too! They've only got one, so get in there and buy it!

Thursday, Feb 9, University Books.

photo by Adam Rakunas

THANK YOU to the Adam Rakunas family for putting us up and showing us around! Cake pops, Taco Thursday, basement bar beers! A cozy and comfortable night's sleep to boot. I am truly sorry that I brought the creeping crudge into your home.


We woke up to news that Snoqualmie Pass on I-90 was open to eastbound traffic, so we jumped on that! We must've saved 6 hours of driving which made all the difference to morale at this point in the tour. I was unabashedly sick by then and we were both tired from all the fun and all the driving.

Friday, Feb 10, Auntie's Books.

Saturday, Feb 11, drove home from Spokane. I slept most of the way and then slept most of the afternoon at home on the sofa. Flu in full effect. Eric started getting symptoms and we both went to bed early and slept late. Lots of dog cuddles and kisses!

Sunday, Feb 12 - Tuesday, Feb 14, regular life + fighting this virus.


Wednesday, Feb 15, Fact & Fiction.

Could Bigfoot be Eric Scott Fischl's first groupie? I think he was at every reading on the tour!

Thank you to the New Hometown Crowd for coming out on a dreary school night! I think Eric may have hit the low point in his cold on this very night, but he handled it like a champ. Or at least a seasoned veteran of book tours.

During the tour, DPMS got a few more mentions around the internet:

An interview with The Quillery blog.

We met Jay in Spokane through Adam in Seattle. It's really neat how these author-types connect to and support each other! Jay is doing a vlog/day and we both think he's crazy, but look! Eric's in one!

Eric's first ever spoken interview also happens to be W.A.R.G. - The Guild's first ever podcast! What could go wrong?


  1. Yay! Congrats to Eric! Sorry you both brought home a souvenir in the form of a nasty bug, but I'm betting it was well worth it. Excited to dive in and get reading!

  2. The pictures of the book tour are fun to see. (I like the shirt design, too.) I hope the success is long and repeated many times during a long and happy life for you both.

    1. Thanks, Bascom! Eric got lots of compliments on his shirt and I made sure to say, "My friend, Bascom Hogue, drew the weasel riding a bear for me to stitch on there." Although, I think I need to come up with another design for the next tour!


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