Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chicken Ranch report no. 81: Riding the whirlwind

Where to start? The BookPeople event in Austin on Monday was amazing. It's been one of my personal goals as a writer to have a for-true book signing at this literary Mecca, and I have to say I was somewhat emotional when I walked up and unexpectedly spotted my name headlining the marquee. The nasty weather kept some people away, but there was still a good turnout and after a brief reading from Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch I signed books and answered questions about the for a long, long time. It was close to 9 p.m. before I finally packed up and headed home. And the staff was fantastic--not only were they professional and helpful, they were genuinely interested in my book and the history of the Chicken Ranch. Yay!

So what's next on the agenda? Tonight I'm headed to Columbus for a 7 p.m. talk and signing at the Nesbitt Memorial Library. Friday, August 19 brings me back to San Antonio for a signing at The Twig book store. Then August 20 is the big Book Release Party at Casa de Blaschke, and Tuesday, August 23 sees me back in Houston for a 7 p.m. signing at Brazos Bookstore. Oh, and this afternoon, before I roll into Columbus, I'm making a quick detour to La Grange to sign books for the Fayette County Record, the Visitors Bureau and the public library. Busy! Busy! Busy!

Finally, you know things have entered the Twilight Zone when Chinese media starts reporting on the Chicken Ranch. Does anyone read Mandarin? At least I assume it's Mandarin. Could be Cantonese, I suppose:

There's also a writeup in today's New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung: "Book by local author delves into ‘Chicken Ranch’ history"

Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse is now available from both and It's also available as an ebook in the following formats: Kindle, Nook, Google Play, iBooks and Kobo.

Title: Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse
Author: Jayme Lynn Blaschke
ISBN: 978.1.46713.563.4

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