I have no idea what book tours used to be like, but I do know that I am one of the lucky authors these days who gets sent out into the world to promote his book.
What this has meant for me is nearly non-stop motion. On Sunday I drove back home to Camden, ME, from a string of events in Massachusetts. Yesterday, I recorded a TV interview in Portland, ME. Tonight I do a reading and signing at a bookstore in Farmington, ME. Tomorrow night I drive back to Portland to catch a flight to Houston, TX (very early the following morning), for my first ever appearance at the legendary Murder by the Book.
In case you're wondering: yes, I do love it.