Book Tour Notes + Remaining Atlanta Events

jars at Villagers

It might be early to make this declaration being as I’m only four days in, but this book tour is proving to be one of the better experiences of my life. It has been such a joy to meet so many of you and to share the new book. So far, I’ve been to Charlottesville, Asheville, and Atlanta.

The event at The Happy Cook in Charlottesville was such fun and I loved meeting folks like Becky and Melissa (she even let me stay in her guest room).

From there I drove to Asheville, where I did a jam making demo at Villagers (the best store ever for people who are into home-steady things. The wall of Weck jars [that’s what’s pictured above] will motivate many a jar enthusiast to head over there) and hung out with Ashley, Glenn, and Huxley. It was such a joy to meet them, especially because we’ve been online friends for about half a decade.

On Thursday, I found myself in Atlanta, giving a talk about canning to a large hall filled with canning enthused people (truly, there were over 150 people there. It was a thrilling!) and signing a whole mess of books at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

That brings us to today. I’m still here in Atlanta and will be doing a full day’s worth of events tomorrow. From 9 to 10:30, I’ll be at the farmers market at the Carter Center. From there, I’ll head to Piedmont Park where I’ll be demoing honey sweetened strawberry jam from 11 am to 1 pm. At 2 pm, I’m teaching a canning class. And after all that, I’ll go have dinner with Lyn from Preserving Now (and her very nice husband).

A very full and very good week, indeed!

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3 Responses to Book Tour Notes + Remaining Atlanta Events

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    Michele says:

    Congratulations on your Atlanta visit. It was wonderful to see your lecture at the Botanical Gardens so well attended! I enjoyed the opportunity to meet you in person at the book-signing afterward and I’m having a delightful weekend working my way through your new book. Safe travels for the remainder of your trip!
    Michele Benoit
    Marietta, GA

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    Katherine says:


    Thank you for making the Atlanta Botanical Garden one of your lecture stops. Your lecture was informative and interesting. So much so that I purchased and planted more tomatoes now that you have helped me get over my fear of canning.

    Good luck with the rest of your book tour.

    Katherine White
    Woodstock, GA

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      Marisa says:

      Thank you so much for coming out on Thursday night! I am so happy that you found the talk useful! I hope your tomatoes grow abundantly!

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