Wed 11

US Tour: Coronavirus update!

Providence Short version: It’s still on, as far as I know, but the situation is evolving, so who knows.

I remain totally willing to fly to the US and get infected if that’s what it takes. Book tours are great fun, and I don’t want to miss one just because the world is in the grip of a major pandemic. I will come to America and shake hands with anyone who lets me. And you know I’m virus-free because this will be the first time I’ve left the house in years.

But as I write this, the US has closed its borders to Europe, and Tom Hanks has tested positive for coronavirus in Australia. Which aren’t great signs. If this were a movie, and in the early scenes Tom Hanks was coughing weakly into a handkerchief, I’d feel pretty certain that before long a large number of people would be dead. I just hope that number doesn’t include Tom Hanks. The moment Tom Hanks keels over, I’m barricading myself indoors with tinned food and a shotgun.

So for now: tour is on. I believe in you, Tom. You can get through this.


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Katy (#2345)

Location: Los Angeles
Posted: 1356 days ago

Washington still mostly here and ready to infect our favourite author!

Machine Man subscriber Ben (#3924)

Location: Alberta, Canada
Quote: "I don't wanna ride the elevator."
Posted: 1355 days ago

Can we have another book trailer? Machine Man had a fantastic book trailer. I just introduced my young daughter to it the other day.

Zwangzug (#3872)

Location: GMT -6
Quote: "It ain't over till it's over"
Posted: 1355 days ago

Hunkering down in DC and hoping to see you soon!

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