60 cities.

60 days, plus a few driving and mental health days, for a total of 68.

38 states.

17,012 miles.

Events: 63.

Events missed: 0.

Event tardies: 0.

Event reschedules: 0.

One author.

Five full-time humans to make it happen (1 Pamela, 1 Marie, 1/2 Eric, 1/3 Stephanie, 1/3 Allie, 1/3 Heidi, and 1/2 other human consisting of stints by Susie, Clark, Susanne, and Liz :-D).

Revolving companions: seven (Liz, Eric, Marie, Susie, Clark, Stephanie, Susanne).

Full-time companion: one . . . Petey!

One Bookmobile. One car rental for one day while Bookmobile was NOT getting repaired.

45 RV parks. Four hotels. Seven home stays.

Five traffic stops and warnings, and ZERO tickets!

Parts broken on RV: 1 toilet, 1 water pump, 1 generator, 1 water heater cover, 1 water pump cover, 1 ladder (before we ever left), 1 rear view camera, 1 microwave, 1 cabinet/counter set broken free from moorings, all rear lights.

Caps lost from RV: 2 gas, 2 water tank.

Books sold in stores: ~3,000 paperback.

Books sold in ecommerce during same period: 1,000+.

Media: 6 TV, 8 radio, countless web and print (We’re still trying to track them all down).

Speeches: six.

Clean gut cleanse diets completed on the road: four (Eric, Pamela, Marie, and Susanne).

Wackos: innumerable.

Awesome people = 100 x the number of wackos  😉

Subscribers added to new release 2x yearly eblast: 1000.

Books written on the road: 2 (Loser and the Summer 2014 release Redneck Writer Road Trip ;-D).

Books released while on the road: two (Leaving Annalise and Loser).

Book Tour Blogs: 28 (nearly 40,000 words).

Other writing done on road: nine September Leaving Annalise blog tour posts.

Ugly mood swings: fewer than expected.

Absolute Pamelot breakdowns: two, but I rallied and had my family around me, so all was well.

Hours slept: the DPS would not want me to admit this.

Accomplishments: survival. Stay tuned as we figure out this fall whether we will achieve some of our goals as a result of this massive endeavor.

It was the experience of a lifetime! Enjoy some of my favorite photos from the journey, and thanks for following along.

Before :)

Before 🙂

Victoria!

Victoria!

Waco!

Waco!

Waco!

Waco!

Abilene!

Abilene!

The Scarlet Ibis!

The Scarlet Ibis!

Carlsbad!

Carlsbad!

Albuquerque!

Albuquerque!

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Santa Fe!

Manhattan, KS!

Hutchinson, KS!

Manhattan, KS

Manhattan, KS

The Bookmobile!

Everywhere!

Kansas City/Overland Park!

Kansas City/Overland Park!

Des Moines!

Des Moines!

The photographer loves us.

The photographer loves us.

Minneapolis/Eagan!

Minneapolis/Eagan!

Racine/Milwaukee!

Racine/Milwaukee!

My darlin' :)

My darlin’ 🙂

Chicago!

Chicago!

Carmel/Indy!

Carmel/Indy!

Columbus!

Columbus!

Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh!

Syracuse!

Launched on the road.

Launched on the road.

Boston!

Boston!

Hartford!

Hartford!

Lake Eerie...

Lake Eerie…

Cleveland!

Cleveland!

Clinton, NJ!

Clinton, NJ!

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Clinton

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Baltimore!

Woopsie in Wheeling WV

Woopsie in Wheeling WV

Philly!

Philly!

Cincinnati!

Cincinnati!

Lexington!

Lexington!

Murfreesboro/Nashville!

Murfreesboro/Nashville!

A hard act to follow on TV.

A hard act to follow on TV.

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Atlanta/Roswell!

Charlotte!

Charlotte!

3 Plus You (WCRB Chattanooga)

3 Plus You (WCRB Chattanooga)

My sweet niece

My sweet niece

My mommy, and savior during 1st meltdown (on the rt)

My mommy, and savior during 1st meltdown (on the rt)

Raleigh!

Raleigh!

The talented Happy Mama Tanji Dewberry.

The talented Happy Mama Tanji Dewberry.

Charleston!

Charleston!

The Low Country and my Tarzan

The Low Country and my Tarzan

Savannah Writers Group

Savannah Writers Group

Born on the road.

Born on the road.

Jacksonville!

Jacksonville!

You may also like, Barnes and Noble, to stock these books :)

You may also like, Barnes and Noble, to stock these books 🙂

With friends like these...

With friends like these…

Auburn!

Auburn!

:-) Open a can of some.

🙂 Open a can of some.

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Birmingham!

Birmingham!

Birmingham!

Jonesboro, AR!

First non-rain in 7 weeks: Joplin.

First non-rain in 7 weeks: Joplin.

Cassandra in Springfield!

Cassandra in Springfield!

Clark Kent and his admiring St. Louis public.

Clark Kent and his admiring St. Louis public.

Sisters in crime, St. Louis.

Sisters in crime, St. Louis.

Tulsa!

Tulsa!

OKC, right before Clark Kent corrected me.

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Benton/Little Rock!

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Shreveport!

The meth lab RV park in East TX, Allie & Petey.

The sole picture from the Shreveport and Tyler events. *sigh*

Tyler!

Houston!

Houston!

The infamous Camilla flowers.

Laughing about the Camilla flowers w/Vince.

Laughing about the Camilla flowers.

Wichita Falls!

Wichita Falls!

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OLD friends 😉

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Moms and daughters.

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The Hastings Georgia staff came to PARTY 🙂

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Besties (open your eyes, Eric)

Colorado Springs!

Colorado Springs!

Steph and Petey, camo twins.

Steph and Petey, camo twins.

Boulder/Denver!

Boulder/Denver!

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Reno!

380

Salt Lake City!

Ah, in Salt Lake City!

Ah, in Salt Lake City!

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Driver change/photo opp.

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San Fran.

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San Mateo!

San Fran/San Mateo!

San Fran/San Mateo!

Irvine!

Irvine!

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Irvine: B&N, and WEW

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Yay, Eric is smiling! (Irvine)

Cousins-in-law. in San Diego1

Cousins-in-law. in San Diego!

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San Diego!

Surprise/Phoenix!

Surprise/Phoenix!

Tucson: spa, ah. With Susanne.

Tucson: spa, ah. With Susanne.

El Paso!

El Paso!

NEW BRAUNFELS!!!!!!

NEW BRAUNFELS!!!!!!

Done!

Done!

Welcome waggin'

Welcome waggin’

After.

After.

<3 <3 <3

Pamelot

p.s. Out of all these cities, we ended up with no pictures of only Jackson, MS and High Point, NC. Not too bad!

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13 Responses to The Redneck Writer Book Tour Wrap-up

  1. I cannot believe you did that trip! Amazing and congrats not only on the sales and releases but also on surviving. Glad I got to meet you on your tour. Didn’t realize until after that Victoria was your first stop! Glad you’re home safe.

    Melanie

  2. Pamela says:

    Thanks Melanie!! Yes, we started in Victoria 🙂 And it was a lovely first day. So good meeting you!

  3. My fave pic is the very last one – you, home! I can’t believe you only missed two states for pictures; that is amazing! My second fave pictures are Petey – I can’t wait until he has his own book out. It will be a best seller because he’s just ‘da bomb! Well, he and Eric are. You did an amazing thing here, Miss Pamela. I suspect it will have long term benefits (and repercussions, like Petey being spoiled??).
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  4. Eric Hutchins says:

    What an incredible amazing adventure. What an awesome group of friends and family members that came out to support you.
    There is so much to say so many people to thank, so many things to try to remember.
    I wish I could have been with you for more of it but I love to scroll through the pictures and read your blogs and remember.
    And I know not all of the memories were sunshine and roses for sure but overall what an incredible amazing awesome thing.
    Most of all I just want you to know that you amaze me. Even when I think I know just how much you are capable of you exceed it. I am so proud of you, I am so grateful that you are home safe. I am so grateful that your home, is where I live.

  5. Rhonda Erb says:

    You’re a machine (that exceeds all other machines). Congrats.

  6. Awesome. 🙂
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  7. Eric Hutchins says:

    Pam-in-ator!

  8. JasmineElla says:

    A long trip with loving moments

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