If you've got yourself a book, then you want people to know about. If you're an Eisner Award-nominated author named Derek McCulloch and you've got yourself a book, then going on a signing tour is one way to get people to know about your book. And it's pretty convenient to take a tour in the same city where your book is set. Displaced Persons is set in San Francisco, which is where McCulloch plans to set his signing tour.
The tour will start at Pegasus Books in Berkeley on September 24, then continue at Green Apple Books in San Francisco on September 30 and at San Francisco’s Books, Inc. in The Castro on October 2. The tour will culminate in an educator’s night at Barnes and Noble in Emeryville, where the graphic novel’s artist, Anthony Peruzzo, will join McCulloch for a question and answer session with teachers. McCulloch will give readings and a slideshow presentation at each signing to take advantage of Peruzzo’s beautiful visuals.
Displaced Pesons follows a family history in San Francisco throughout the twentieth century: In 1939, a private detective searches for a missing heiress. In 1969, twin brothers approach a drug heist from opposite sides of the law. And in 1999, a woman slowly comes to realize the terrible danger she faces in her own home. It's available in stores now as a 168-page, full-color paperback for $17.99.
Full press release and signing schedule below.