My sixth book tour is quickly approaching and I am getting pretty excited! After spending over a year working on my new book, Celebrate, I can’t wait to share it with you all. The thing I love about a book tour is that it’s an opportunity for me to meet so many people who have been so supportive of me and my career.

For those of you who haven’t attended a book signing, here are some frequently asked questions:

How long does a signing last?

A book signing typically lasts about two hours depending on the location, but I won’t leave a signing until I’ve met everyone who is in line. So if you come to a signing, you won’t leave without getting your book signed.

Will the book be signed to me personally?

I am happy to personalize any books, but I ask that you have your name written out beforehand. Most bookstores will provide you with a post-it note while in line. We do this because I don’t want to misspell anyone’s name in their new book. (You would be amazed at how many ways you can spell Stephanie or Britney!)

Can I take a photo with you?

Yes! We will be doing photos at the book signing. So if you would like to take a picture with me, be sure to bring a camera or phone.  And on that note, make sure you have enough memory and the batteries are charged.  You’ll also want to be sure to unlock your phones before handing them off. Most stores will have someone there to take a photo for you, or you can have a friend take it for you.

How early should I show up?

Each bookstore handles signings a little differently. Some sell “tickets” to the event (which is just the cost of the book, no additional charges) and some don’t. Please check in with the location you plan to visit for details. Most stores have a system that doesn’t require you to show up too early, and since I won’t leave while people are still in line, don’t worry about having to show up too long before the signing begins.

In case you missed it, here is the list of all of my book tour stops:

Celebrate Spring Book Tour Dates

March 28 – New York NY, Barnes & Noble Tribeca – 6:00pm

March 29 – Ridgewood NJ, Bookends Bookstore – 7:00pm 

March 30 – Madison CT, RJ Julia Booksellers – 7:00pm

March 31 – La Grange IL, Andersons Bookshop – 7:00pm

April 1 – Milwaukee WI, Boswells Book Company – 7:00pm

April 2 – Dallas TX, Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park – 3:00pm

April 3 – Los Angeles CA, Barnes & Noble The Grove – 3:00pm

April 17 – Laguna Beach CA, Laguna Beach Books – 3:00pm

Are you planning on coming to one of my signings?

I can’t wait to see you there!

XO Lauren

Photo: Celebrate