Crawfordsville and Champaign this weekend

I'll be heading back to familiar territory this weekend as I host a book talk in Crawfordsville, Ind., at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crawfordsville Public Library. A little later in the day (3 p.m. CST), I'll be at the Champaign, Ill., Borders.

I lived in Crawfordsville in 1998-99, working at the Journal Review during my time there. I will be discussing writing and publishing at the library, as well as explaining the process of putting together my novel, The Developers.

I've never been to Champaign, but I've been through the city a couple of times. Also, my first real review came from Buzz Magazine at the end of 2005. I'm hoping to meet some of the book's first outside readers, but I'm also hoping to meet new people interested in the novel.