Just received an e-mail with this news from a friend in Asheville, NC: the reading I am doing at Malaprops Bookstore there tomorrow night (Malaprops is a cool, cool book store. Check it out sometime if you are passing through western NC) was highlighted as a smart bet in this week’s Mountain Xpress. But before I get to hit the road tomorrow on my way to smart bettedness, I am reading tonight at JosephBeth Booksellers (4345 Barclay Downs) in Charlotte (last call for scheduled Charlotte readings) at 7 pm. Next week will take me to North Carolina’s Triangle area, the week after I’ll hit Winston-Salem, and then I’ll head into South Carolina. The Hijas road trip is beginning!