Saturday, February 4, 2012

Countdown to Publication-Week 8: A Surprise Visit from my Publicist

Somedays I feel a bit like a female version of Clark Kent: I'm a blogger/book writer by day and an ESL teacher by night. Last Wednesday, I was solely an ESL teacher because I was covering a day class for a friend. After snoozing in my car between my seven-hour teaching marathon, I decided to check my email.

Sitting in my inbox was a message from my publicist, Eva, that read,

"Lunch on Friday?"

Are you kidding me? Whatever I had plans for that day at the noon hour would have to wait. Eva was in town!

"Sure! What time and where?" I typed back.

"What about 12:00pm at Chanterelle in Edmonds?"

I had never met my publicist, who is stationed in California, in person. This was an opportunity I did not want to miss. Of course I knew we'd meet eventually, but she was here NOW! So on Friday, after having breakfast with a friend, I hopped into my car and drove down towards the Edmonds waterfront. I parked my car in a nearby neighborhood and walked towards historic Edmonds. It was a sunny day in Washington, quite rare for this time of year, and the Olympic Mountains and a ferry boat on Puget Sound created the perfect backdrop to our meeting spot.

From outside, I saw her sitting in a little window seat and we both smiled and gave each other a little wave. We had a lovely lunch and chatted about life and book-related stuff.

I'm so excited about all the events that are coming together and there will be more news as time goes on. I have created a countdown here to keep you posted on book readings and other news related to the release of my book in April. It's available now for preorder at the sites listed on the sidebar. So here's what I know so far:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012-My book's birthday!

Saturday, April 7, 2012-Book launch party at Yoon's Yoga Bliss near Seattle from 9:45-1pm (Yoga class from 9:45-10:45, book reading/signing from 11:10-12:10, mingling, cake, appetizers from 12:10-1). Book sales by East/West Bookshop.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 7:30pm-Book reading/signing at Powell's Books in
Portland, Oregon.

(I will be in the Bay Area at The Book Passage in Marin County, but don't have dates yet. I hope to be there on Saturday, April 14, 2012)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 7:00pm-Book reading/signing at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington

(I also plan to visit New York and Chicago on tour, but don't have dates yet, will keep you posted)

Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3-Open Up To Your Life's Purpose Yoga and Writing Retreat with Seong Yoon Lee (The monk I married) and Katherine Jenkins at The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island, WA. This is already HALF-FULL, so go to to find out more about it and to reserve you space! (This is not a book event, but an event to explore life purpose through yoga, writing, collaging, etc.)

There will be many more dates, events, etc. To make sure you don't miss something in YOUR neck of the woods, it would be good to become a fan on my Facebook fan page or Twitter. That's where I post the most up-to-date info.

Anyway, this is all starting to feel a little surreal, but I'm excited and I really hope to meet many of YOU out there. Please leave a comment here and let me know if can make an event. I'd love to here from you. Please let your family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances know about this post. Thanks friends and stay tuned!

All the best to you,


  1. hey Katherine nice stuff sorry not been around health let me down

  2. Sorry to hear that Dante. I hope you are better soon. It is so nice to see you here! Wishing you a quick recovery!

  3. You know you're getting seriously close to your publication day when your publicist comes round.

    Hope every thing fits in place for your project.

    Blessings and Bear hugs from the peculiar Canadian Bear.

  4. Thanks Rob! Always nice to see you here!!!!!

  5. Oh I'm so excited for you! If you come to Vegas for a book signing or reading, I'll be there. I just read your husbands lovely post and it gave me hope - something I need right now. I'll be watching for your book!

  6. Hi Lori! Would love to come to Vegas for a reading/signing. I'm wondering which bookstores are good for that? All the best to you,