Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gallery Books Plans Bus Tour For Its Hot indie Authors

by Joyce Lamb)

Gallery Books is taking some of its hottest (previously) indie authors on the road in May. Authors include … wait for it … Jennifer Probst, Christina Lauren, Lisa Renee Jones, Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Kristen Proby and S.C. Stephens — AND Kresley Cole. (I can hear the squeeing from here!)

The tour kicks off on May 9 with planned stops in Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis; Dallas; Austin; Houston and Greenwood, Miss., ending up in New Orleans on May 14 at the RT Booklovers Convention.

"We have been lucky enough to acquire and publish books by this group of talented writers, whom we are thrilled to send on the road to meet their loyal fans," Gallery President Louise Burke said in a statement. Gallery is an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

And guess what? Romance readers get to name the tour. Starting today (Feb. 20), fans can vote for the official name at Personally, I think it should be called the Squee Tour. Because that's what we'll be doing at each stop.

Find out more about the tour, such as the full schedule, at