Event Schedule

More to come, but here’s what’s finalized and open to the public as of now.


April 29 – Booktalk Nation

Interviewed by Karen Holt

time – to be determined

Provo, UT - May 2

ULA Conference, luncheon speaker

12 pm

Talk & Signing

Provo City Library  Social

5:00-6:30 PM, signing with other local authors


Decatur, GA - May 9

Event format: Talk & Signing

7:15 PM

Georgia Center for the Book

DeKalb County Public Library

215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA


St. Louis, MO - May 11

Event format: Talk & Signing

St. Charles City-County Library, Spencer Road Branch

427 South Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO

Books sold by Left Bank Books


Salt Lake City, UT  - May 16

Event format: Talk & Signing/Author’s Live


Salt Lake City Public Library

210 East, 400 South, Nancy Tessman Auditorium

Salt Lake City, UT


Lake Forest Park, WA – May 18

Event Format: Talk & Signing

6:30 PM

Third Place Books

17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA


Seattle, WA – May 20

Event Format: In Conversation with Diane Mapes

7 PM

Seattle Public Central Library

WA Center for the Book

1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Books sold by Elliot Bay Books Co. 


Pleasanton, CA – May 21

Event Format: Conversation and Signing

2 PM

Pleasanton Library

400 Old Bernal, Pleasanton, CA

Books sold by Towne Center Books


San Francisco Bay Area, CA – May 21

Event Format: In Conversation with Shereen Ash

7 PM

Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA

Book sold by Book Passage

Salt Lake City, UT — May 30

Event Format: Talk and Signing

7 PM

The King’s English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT


Salt Lake City, UT — August 30

Talk and signing

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Square, SLC, UT  84102


Elko, NV – September 21


Stone Ridge, VA – September 26

Talk and signing

7 PM

24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA 20105


Pinedale, WY – October 12 

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Buck Lynch May 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

East Coast please….


Susan May 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Buck..Yes To VT… ;)


Josh Hanagarne May 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I’d love to go everywhere and meet everyone. You guys have to make some noise and tell your libraries! Go go go!


Buck Lynch May 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Georgia is just a bit far for us from Maryland….how about Baltimore? D.C.? Virginia?


Josh Hanagarne May 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Buck, I’ll be in Virginia in September! Details to come.


Helen May 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Any chance of Texas (Austin, San Antonio)?


Josh Hanagarne May 6, 2013 at 8:36 am

Helen, I hope so. I’ve spoken in Austin twice and have a great relationship with the special needs community down there, so I bet I’ll be back one way or another.


Monica Haney May 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Wish you could make it a little farther north to Chico Ca. Hope you are having lot’s of fun. :o)


Monica Haney May 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Ok, I’m always having trouble with these emoticons, I got to used to the old fashion way. :) there that’s better


Jack M May 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

We have a wonderful library system in Baltimore, MD. Try to come and see us!

Best of luck!


Josh Hanagarne May 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Jack, write to the publishers and howl! I’ll be there if you make some noise.


Lisa Guidarini May 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Chicago! Why no Chicago? :-(

Lots of libraries here. I’m a librarian but in a small, NW suburban public library. What you’d need is the Harold Washington Library, though I’d rather you came to one of our glorious indie bookstores – much closer for me! Yes, I’m selfish…


Josh Hanagarne May 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Chicago is on the 28 and 29 of June. I’ll be at ALA, but will also be roaming the streets. Come find me!


Nicholas Cardot May 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

I’m definitely going to mark your Chicago appearance on my calendar. I’d love to get your John Hancock on one of your books.


Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I’d love that. I’ll be at ALA, so you probably won’t get in without registration, but I’ll make sure we find a way to hook up, even if we just have to meet up for dinner or something.


Josh Hanagarne May 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Also, if you tell those glorious indie bookstores to contact my glorious publisher, they’ll set it up.


josh norris May 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm

No powells books?


Josh Hanagarne May 9, 2013 at 8:22 am

Josh, go be my inside man at Powells. Beg!


Krissi Gust May 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

What do I have to do to get you up in Boise??


Kendis May 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I just read your book in less than 24 hours! I couldn’t put it down. You are the best kind of writer: you let me “see” and feel everything you saw and felt. I read it after I saw a review in people magazine and I’m so so so glad I did.

One question, how is Max doing?

Kendis Lembo
Sea girt nj


Josh Hanagarne May 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Hi Kendis. Max is doing great. Haven’t seen anything resembling a tic for a couple of years, so we don’t know, which is great news. So glad you wrote!


Margaret May 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Doh! I missed you in Decatur, GA!! If you ever come near Atlanta again, let me know. I’d love to book you as a Young Adult event at my library. I can even let you sell books!!! I’m at the Roswell branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system. I posted a comment on your regular blog and will post a glowing review on Shelfari. Just finished reading your book. Awesome!


Kristen leibrecht July 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I would love to see you in Atlanta also! Just read the book and was thoroughly entertained, uplifted, and inspired by your life story. My daughter has Tourette’s and i was mainly reading to get information that might help her, however, there was so much more to your story! We can all learn some important life lessons by reading your book!


Kathleen Linn July 29, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Just finished your book this morning, Josh. Absolutely loved it. Even though you don’t like being referred to as “inspirational,” I’m afraid that is what you are. It must take a good deal of energy to do all you do. Oh, and I could relate to your library stories. My favorite reference question was from a teen who asked if I had a biography of Mother Nature…Good old Mom Nature.


Josh Hanagarne July 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Thanks Kathleen, I appreciate you. Thanks for reading.


Anne August 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Just finished your book today and am SO excited to see you will be coming to the DC area in September. I don’t usually go see authors, because it’s hard to do anything except go all Chris Farley: “”Ummmm…remember in your book when you wrote about libraries? Remember when you struggled with faith? I like libraries! I like talking about faith!” But I will come see you in whichever library or bookstore you visit. Great book.


Michael LaRocca August 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm

There sure are a lot of people and libraries in Charlotte North Carolina, and since you’ll be in Virginia anyway…

(Yep, you can guess where I live.)


Kathryn August 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I just finished your book yesterday. I was so moved on many levels. The insights from your book are profound — your strength of character, your compassion and kindness, your ability to keep going and find answers, the “personal best” exhortation, the descriptions of your Tourette’s condition, and many more. Your book and your experiences have inspired me and I’m sure a multitude of others. I am so happy you started you started your blog, wrote your book, are speaking around the country/world!, and I can’t think of anything that will educate people about Tourette’s more. Yay for you, Josh. You are an amazing and inspirational writer. More books! Wishing you the best.


Sarah August 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hi Josh,
After reading all the great reviews this spring, I selected your book for our neighborhood book club meeting. August is my turn to host :) I just finished your book and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading it. I am also recommending to my kids (age 17, 15, 13) that they read it as well. I know they will enjoy it — and learn something!
I just subscribed to your blog and read some of the recent entries. Of course I was most interested to see how Max was doing and find a picture of you (I bought my book on my Nook) and always miss the author cover photo.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, my best friend was Mormon. (still is – we recently connected on Facebook). Your book brought back memories of her Monday night family nights, early morning high school mission preparation and news of her Mission. Knowing what I know about LDS belief in families, I can imagine that your infertility issue was extremely difficult. So happy you have Max!!
I live in Sea Girt, NJ and the next small town over in Spring Lake. Spring Lake has been hosting authors for a few years. I have heard Adriana Trigiani (sp?) Lisa Scottoline and Jeannette Walls is coming in September. I don’t have a connection to the library, but please have your agent look into it. It is a great library with great support from the community and a beautiful town. Our Jersey Shore is nothing like Snooki’s — I promise.
So thanks again for the moving and inspirational memoir. Do you have any special words of wisdom or insight that I can share with my book club?
Keep breathing, reading and working out!!


Charlotte Smith September 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Hey Josh;

I loved your book! I have been telling everyone to read it. I hope you will write more. I also hope you tour in NC sometime.

Thank you for sharing your story!
Charlotte Smith
Clarkton, NC


Dorine Garibay October 7, 2013 at 8:23 am

Dear Josh,
I’m sorry to hear that things aren’t going well. As another born-without the gift of faith member of humanity, I will pray for your relief from pain. Your struggle to live a good productive life, but thank goodness, not a perfect life, in spite of Tourette’s is a testament to your strength. I loved the humour and passion in your book. It’s rare to meet another book obsessed person, so I am looking forward to reading more of your adventures between the covers. The first Cormac McCarthy book I read was Blood Meridian – staggering, but I would be scared to read it again as I suspect it would be even more harrowing. Another writer about the west you might like is Wallace Stegner. I think The Angle of Repose or Wolf Willow are both worth reading.


Josh Hanagarne October 7, 2013 at 10:26 am

Hi Dorine. I’m a huge Wallace Stegner fan. Angle of Repose gets more gorgeous every time I read it.


Kate October 14, 2013 at 2:22 am

Finished your book today. My boy is 13, has TS+, and reads books as if they were as essential as water. We still read aloud together every night, and your book is definitely my next pick. Thank you for sharing your challenges as well as your success – your story has me looking to the future with hope.


scbee November 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thursday I found your book, Friday I read your book, today I watched your Monterey talk. My love of libraries started as a child when my parents moved twelve times before I was eleven years old. Each time the library was the first place my dad took us and each night he read stories to us.
I wanted to be a librarian, I went to library school, I worked as a librarian and I taught in a library school program.
Each class I started by telling the students I was doing my dream job; I go to libraries all over the world (needed special permission in Taipai); I am home in libraries and I hope they would come to see libraries as the wonderful places they are.
You inspire me.


Josh Hanagarne November 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm

So glad, thank you for writing.


Brooke Pena December 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Would love to see you in Decatur GA in May. Will share with friends who may also be interested. Please put me on your mailing list. Your story is inspiring.


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