Well, Alexandria, VA and Philadelphia, PA sure do know how to make a girl feel special! This past weekend was my first jet-setting The Paleo Approach book-touring experience. And, it was awesome.
I flew to DC Friday evening after picking my girls up from school and handing the parenting reigns to my husband for the weekend. Stacy Toth (you know, of www.PaleoParents.com and the amazeballs woman I co-host The Paleo View Podcast with!) picked me up at the airport and, since we were both starving, took me straight to a sushi restaurant (where we had the most incredible meal and where I discovered the deliciousness of deep-fried mackerel heads! YUM!). This was actually just the beginning of a weekend full of wonderful meals and great company.
Stacy had asked me if there was anything special I wanted to so Saturday morning (the only free time during my trip). My only request was that I wanted to do a Strongman workout with her at her gym, Nova Strength & Conditioning. In spite of a late night Friday night, we were up and at ‘em bright and early Saturday morning and ready to move some heavy things. Stacy was a great coach and showed me some of her favorites. My biggest accomplishment of the morning was flipping a 350-lb tire three times! Yes, Stacy video taped me doing it so that I could share this with you.
The sense of accomplishment was pretty darned amazing! And then I got to go from this to a hot shower and then to a book signing at Books-A-Milion in Alexandria Washington with Stacy and Matt (the dynamic www.PaleoParents.com duo and authors of both Eat Like A Dinosaur and Beyond Bacon) and Russ Crandall from www.TheDomesticMan.com and author of The Ancestral Table.
The bookstore was packed with people, many of whom traveled quite a long distance, to get a chance to chit-chat with us and get their copies of all of our books signed! I wish I had taken a photo of the crowd of people. Books-a-Million said that they had never seen so many people in their store before. I was just overwhelmed with the wonderful people coming to see and talk with me. Thank you to everyone who came.
The rest of the evening was filled with more amazing food (including a home-cooked meal out of The Ancestral Table at Russ’ house which was incredible!) and great company. Sunday morning, we drove to Philadelphia for our second signing of the weekend.
Again, I was humbled by the turnout of wonderful people. I just had so much fun connecting with so many followers and fans. It was such an amazing experience.
I flew home Sunday evening, and feel a little like I’ve ben playing catch-up every since. Catch-up on sleep, catch-up on my completely crazy inbox, catch-up on writing, catch-up on cuddles with my kids.
I don’t think I could have asked for a more enjoyable first book tour experience.
BOOK TOUR INFO:
I will be doing only a handful of book signings over the next few months (I am unable to do more traveling due to the fact that my children are young, we have no family close by, and my husband has his own career). If you live close to any of the cities that I’ll be traveling to, I encourage you to take the opportunity to come meet me and get your book signed in person! I will be doing additional book tour events over the next few months. Many of these dates/locations have yet to be finalized, but the current list of cities that I’m working on visiting includes:
- New York (April 19, TBA; joint signing with Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites and Stacy Toth of Paleo Parents)
- Austin (April 11-13, at PaleoFX)
- Reno (April 26, joint Q&A with Robb Wolf at 10:30am and joint signing at 11am, RSVP here)
- San Francisco (May 3, 4-7pm RSVP here)
- Vancouver and Seattle (July, TBD)
A current list of events can always be found at www.thepaleomom.com/events
Paleo Approach-Approved Meals-Delivered
Are you struggling with the practical-implementation of The Paleo Approach diet because of time required in the kitchen and the complete loss of convenience foods?
I worked with the good folks at Paleo On The Go to create a fully The Paleo Approach-compliant AIP menu to make it easy for you to follow. It includes some awesome delicious and nutrient-dense options. Check it out here.
Recent Reviews of The Paleo Approach
If you’ve been waiting to see what other bloggers, authors, and the media have to say about The Paleo Approach before getting a copy, here are the most recent reviews. You can also get links to reviews in past Buzz Roundup Posts: Buzz #1, Buzz #2, Buzz #3, Buzz #4, and Buzz #5.
|“After reading this book, I guarantee you will know more than most doctors do about AI conditions and how to treat them…this is the kind of book that you will want to keep close at hand, to refer to time and again, as you progress in your healing, or if you suffer occasional setbacks.” — She Swings on a Star|
|“There are many paleo cookbooks and transition guides, but there has never been a book like The Paleo Approach. It is truly unique and comprehensive guide to healing.” — Cake Cooks Gluten Free|
|“… it’s [Sarah's] personal story that is most amazing and inspiring. She was diagnosed with Lichen Planus, an autoimmune disorder that led to numerous physical complaints. This led her to start the paleo diet, which , she says, helped her tremendously. It’s her knowledge and experience of the paleo diet which she presents in the book.” — Life and Self|
|“Sarah tells us the science behind Autoimmunity, why we got sick in the first place and the exact steps we need to take in our path to remission and ultimate health.I can’t recommend this book enough!” — Grass Fed Girl|
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|Health Nuts Podcast (listen online or via iTunes)|
|Smarter Science of Slim (listen online)|
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