Touring with Terry – The M Tour – Milwaukee

Had a GREAT time at the signing and meeting Terry, what a pleasure! I only won the “most books” category by a close two books more. He was so gracious to sign them all for both of us. — Jeff W.

This post was lost in my iPad, or maybe the ether – at any rate, it disappeared somewhere between Madison and Minneapolis. So much for writing in the car.

Two things were memorable about Milwaukee. One, at dinner in the hotel I had a fried bologna sandwich! I had never seen one on a menu before and assumed it must be a local speciality so I bravely ordered it. It wasn’t bad, all dressed up in a bun like a hamburger with a nice thick slice of bologna and various condiments. Unusual . . . Luckily, I only ate half, as I was ill half the night, after we returned from the signing. AND no local Milwaukeans seemed to have heard of it either.

Number two occurred at the bookstore, Boswell Book Company on Downer Avenue. Great neighborhood – Terry even suggested his fans might want to head on down the street and see our most recent favorite movie, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” that was playing there. The store is smallish but connected to a Starbuck’s – not a bad situation. Crowd was smallish too, but made up for that by their enthusiasm. Except for a man in the back that fell asleep during Terry’s reading and began to snore. Not softly. Not sure if he was there for the event or not, and the couches were extremely comfortable! Terry was also competing with a bookclub meeting up front. A large group, they were discussing “The Heretic’s Daughter.” Good to see people having such a good time talking about books, and without food or wine!

The staff was very gracious and Daniel even offered me a browse through their ARC bookshelves. Much appreciated, thank you.

Then it was onward to Madison. Next up, Minneapolis. Catch you later, Judine.

4 responses to “Touring with Terry – The M Tour – Milwaukee”

  1. I didn’t notice the man who was sleeping, but I thoroughly enjoyed the event, and I’m grateful Terry signed my eight books.

  2. Terry and Judine,

    I’m glad you came to Milwaukee! My friend and I had a great time although we did have to stifle a laugh or two at the snoring behind us. I’m glad there was someone on the end of the row who could get up and wake the guy.

    I met both Terry and Judine at Dragon*con last year during a breakfast and I can rightly say you are both awesome folk. Down to earth and appreciative of your fans, you can’t ask much more of an author you’ve been following for almost 20 years. Judine, I was the quiet guy sitting beside you that you happend to share pics of your 2011 tour with. I won’t be forgetting that meal for a long time.

    My friend who has a strong following on her blog said she really liked Terry and how he presented himself. She doesn’t read much fantasy but she got a kick at how cool he was with his fans. I may turn her yet!

    I hope y’all had a safe trip home, take a break for now. Keep writing Terry and remember, you’ve fans in Millwaukee!


  3. Wow, also an honor for Shawn to put my mug on the Official website. I want to thank Chris and Lisa (fans) for making that photo moment a fond memory. Terry and Judine are the best. Thank you so much again.

  4. Though we lacked in number we made up for it in books that were signed. It was a pleasure to finally meet Terry after 30 years of reading his novels. Judine, next time I would recommend a brat when you are in town. That fried bolonga must have been an experiment as I’ve never heard of it either.

    That is a fantastic picture of Jeff (nice to meet you btw) and Terry…a true fan with his favorite author. A nice one to frame.

    Thanks for coming to Milwaukee Terry and Judine. On behalf of everyone in Milwaukee, thanks for sharing the Garet Jax short story. Can’t wait to read the rest of it. Many blessings and safe travels as your tour continues with the rest of the Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy.

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