It’s here! It’s here! The blessed day if finally here! Today I get to bask in the presence of some of my very favorite authors, namely Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire! As I’m sure you’re already aware from my obsessive fangirling all over the place, they are currently on the Atria Indies Fall In Love Tour, a 10-city bus tour, meeting fans and sharing hilarious Instagram videos across 8 different states.
The level of my excitement cannot be accurately quantified by today’s technology. And since I am the sponsoring blog of their Philadelphia stop, I get to feature an exclusive interview from the road with my literary trinity, as well as offer you guys a bad ass giveaway!
First, I bring you the Fall In Love Tour version of The Newlywed Game, AKA The Bus Mate Game! Let’s see how well our favorite authors know their fellow travelers.
Abbi, what would Colle(en say is the biggest breach of tour bus etiquette? And who is guilty of it?
Abbi– Talking about sex and poop while we eat.
Colleen– Talking about poop when we eat. Obviously everyone else is doing it but me.
(Whoa. WHAT kind of dinner convos are these people HAVING?)
Colleen, what is Jamie’s #1 tour bus snack?
C– Chester’s Hot Fries.
J– Chester’s hot fries. They’re just sooooooo gud. (Spelled wrong intentionally)
Jamie, besides coffee, what is one thing Abbi MUST have while on tour?
J– Well, not coffee anymore, actually. She must have: all ten of her pieces of luggage.
A– Yeah….probably that. I currently have at least 3 pieces inside the bus and 2 underneath. So….
(Wait…is Abbi OFF coffee? I THOUGHT I felt the Earth shift on it’s axis!)
Abbi, what’s a song title Colleen would use to describe the tour?
A– Shake it off by Taylor Swift. Unofficial tour anthem.
C– Yep, that’s the one. We’ve had some shake it off moments, already, for sure.
Colleen, who would Abbi say takes the longest to get ready for a signing?
C– HERSELF. There is no other answer.
A– Myself. We know each other well.
(Well, Abbi’s makeup IS always on point. These things take time)
Jamie, what is something we’d be surprised to find in Colleen’s suitcase?
J– A severed head.
C– Diet Coke. But it’s not actually in there. But you’d be surprised by it. 🙂
Next up is our Lightning Round!
Who snores while napping on the bus?
A– No one!
C– What’s a nap?
J– I nap peacefully and like a quiet angel.
Who is the messiest on the bus?
C– I’m ducking from Ariele’s glares.
J– I think we’re all pretty pristine. We’re not messy because someone cleans up after us at night.
Who’s tour bus karaoke game is strongest?
C– Bus tour Bobby. We call him BJ.
J– Me. Duh.
(Clearly, I need to stow away on the bus for the rest of the tour to see who the true karaoke victor is!)
What’s one word you’d use to describe traveling in such close quarters?
(Awww…so sweet! I’m pretty sure “intimate” is code for “Get me off this thing, it stinks like Hot Fries in here!”, but sweet nonetheless)
Which red-haired reader are you MOST excited to meet on tour? 😉
A: The Scarlet Siren!
J: Another question is what red-haired author are you excited to meet? 😉 Also, we have a ginger on board named Eric, and he’s helping to run the show.
C: I have readers?
(Obvs, Abbi is the winner of this round! But I’m pretty sure we need a group red hair photo, you know, for posterity’s sake)
One lucky blog reader will win all of the featured books on this tour, 1 paperback copy each of UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover, ONE MORE CHANCE by Abbi Glines and BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION by Jamie McGuire + a Fall in Love Tour tote bag + a SIGNED keepsake poster for the tour.
Tuesday, September 2 – 7:00 PM
(with special guest KA Tucker!)
INDIGO, BAY AND BLOOR
55 Bloor Street West
Store Phone: 416.925.3536
Wednesday, September 3 – 12:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE # 2790
3349 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Store Phone: 585.586.6020
Wednesday, September 3 – 7:30 PM
MOHEGAN SUN – POCONO DOWNS
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Thursday, September 4 – 7:00 PM
CHESTER COUNTY BOOK COMPANY
967 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Store Phone: 610.696.1661
Friday, September 5 – 12:00 PM
ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY w/ THE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP
Center Plaza – 100 N. Charles (at Fayette St)
Baltimore, MD 21201
Friday, September 5 – 7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE #2076; Pittsburgh Waterfront
100 West Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120
Store Phone: 412.462.5743
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 PM
BOOKS & CO
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440
Store Phone: 937.429.2169
Sunday, September 7 – 12:30 PM
BOOKS A MILLION #464
5750 West 86th Street, Ste 120
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Store Phone: 317.876.3668
Sunday, September 7 – 7:00 PM
THE BOOK STALL at The Skokie School
520 Glendale Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
Store Phone: 847.446.8880
ST. LOUIS, MO
Monday, September 8 – 7:00 PM
LEFT BANK BOOKS AT THE ST. CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY
St. Charles County Library: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376-2420
For more information, call 314.367.6731 or (636) 447-2320
RSVP: Please register for this event here!