Here it is! The Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail Book Tour Map!
This is where I’ll be as I tour the nation and Canada this year for Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast, the third book in my wild game trilogy. As you can see, I’ll be, like Johnny Cash, everywhere. More or less.
I will try to update this page, as well as the map, as well as my Events Page on Facebook, as often as I can.
I should always have some copies of my venison book, Buck, Buck, Moose, and my duck book, Duck, Duck, Goose, while on tour, but if you want to ensure that I do, drop me an email at scrbblr AT hotmail DOT com to let me know you are coming and want one of these books.
I am also happy to sign books you’ve already bought.
Anchorage Book Party
August 9, 2018
I will be teaming up with Stand For Salmon for a book event at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage. The event will be fro 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and I will have plenty of books to sign. You can get all the details HERE.
Alaska Beer Bash
August 11, 2018
Alaskan Brewing Co., one of my favorite breweries in the country, is hosting a beer bash for Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail! This will be a free event, so just come by, hoist a beer, get a signed book, and eat some awesome food truck specials based off the book! Event starts at 2 pm and runs until 5 pm.
Cooking Class with Traeger Grills
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 28, 2018
Details and even the exact date of this class are TBD, but I am planning on doing a small game cooking class with Traeger Grills right before Labor Day. Stay Tuned!
Salt Lake City Book Signing
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 29, 2018
Book Dinner at The Hive
September 7, 2018
Book dinner at one of Bentonville’s best restaurants, Chef Matt McClure’s The Hive, on 200 NE A St. This is a warm-up for the annual World Squirrel Cook Off the following day. Cost is $75 and that includes a signed copy of the book. For reservations, buy your tickets here.
World Squirrel Cook Off
September 8, 2018
I’ll be a judge at the annual World Squirrel Cook Off. Yep, you read that right. It’s a damn fun party, and you can still enter a team if you dare! I’ll have plenty of books on sale, too, so bring your appetite. Details are TBD.
Little Rock Beer and Book Party
Little Rock, Arkansas
September 9, 2018
I return to Rebel Kettle, one of my favorite stops on my 2016 book tour, for a book signing, beer drinking, comfort food eating party. We’ll have specials based off the book, lots of beer and plenty of cookbooks available. No charge to attend, so just show up, get a book and a beer, and say hi!
Storytelling and Book Signing in Seattle
September 13, 2018
I’ll be telling stories from the field, answering questions on cooking fish and game, and signing books at Filson sporting goods’ flagship store in Seattle. This is a free event. Refreshments will be served!
Seattle Book Dinner
September 15, 2018
I’ll be teaming up with Chef Michael Easton of Il Corvo, one of the best pasta chefs in America, for a special Italian night featuring small game, pasta, and fine wines. This is a small, exclusive dinner — only 36 seats! The restaurant will start accepting reservations as of August 15 — so when that day comes, call the restaurant at 206/538-0999 to reserve your seat. This sold out quickly when we did our venison dinner in 2016!
Bend Book Dinner
September 24, 2018
I’ll be returning to my friend Chef John Gurnee’s restaurant Drake for a small game feast in Bend, Oregon. Details TBD, but save the date!
Portland Book Party
September 26, 2018
Come to Elder Hall for our book bash! We’re assembling a team of top Portland chefs to each do a small plate inspired by Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail! Every ticket gets a signed book, too! Details and tickets are available here.
Portland Cooking Demo and Book Signing
September 28, 2018
Nebraska Small Game Seminar
October 4, 2018
This will be my first-ever event in Nebraska, and I am definitely looking forward to it. I’ll be talking about how to get more out of your wild game, focusing on upland birds, at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. This is a chance to get some tips and pick up some new techniques for prepping and cooking your game and fish, and get a signed cookbook, which I’ll be offering at a discount. This event is free to attend, and remember that a portion of the proceeds of every cookbook sold goes to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to support habitat restoration. Get a book for the birds!
Book Dinner at Proof
Des Moines, Iowa
October 5, 2018
I’ll be returning to Proof on 1301 Locust St. in downtown Des Moines for another awesome book dinner with Chef Sean Wilson. We’ll feature lots of small game, and each ticket will get a copy of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Cost and menu TBD.
Cooking Demo at Hotel Kirkwood
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
October 6, 2018
I’ll be walking you through some key techniques for cooking small game, as well as answering your wild game cooking questions, at the Hotel Kirkwood on 7725 SW Kirkwood Blvd. in Cedar Rapids. Details TBD.
Minneapolis Book Party
October 8, 2018
Swing on by Fulton Brewing in Minneapolis for our Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail book party! We’ll have book-inspired food specials, signed books, and maybe, just maybe, a very special beer brewed just for the party. I’ll be selling the book at a discount, too. You won’t want to miss this event. No cover charge, just show up.
Fargo, North Dakota
October 10, 2018
Heading back to Fargo, where I was blown away at the skill of Chef Ryan Nitchske — well, he’s at Luna now, and will be cooking up a small game feast! Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Governor’s Pheasant Opener
October 12-13, 2018
I’ll be a guest at the Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Luverne. I won’t be taking the spotlight at this event, but it is open, so check out the details here.
South Dakota Book Party and Beer Bash
Valley Springs, South Dakota
October 13, 2018
Right after the Governor’s pheasant hunt I’ll be setting up shop signing books at A Homestead Brewing in nearby Valley Springs for a book signing, beer party with food truck food inspired by Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Cost is TBD, but it’ll be open to the public, no tickets needed. See you there!
LaCrosse Book Dinner at The Charmant
October 20, 2018
Finally getting myself to LaCrosse, Wisconsin! We’ll be doing a book signing party on the roof of The Charmant Hotel, with small plates and beer pairings. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Madison Book Dinner at Forequarter
October 21, 2018
I’ll be back at Forequarter, my favorite restaurant in Madison, where I went to college – Go Badgers!! This dinner is always a highlight of the book tour, and it will not disappoint! Everyone’s reservation ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Cedarburg Beer Bash
October 22, 2018
Beer. Books. Food. What’s not to love? I’ll be returning to the Fermentorium, home of awesome beers, for another beer dinner and general debauchery. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Chicago Book Dinner at Vie
Western Springs, Illinois
October 23, 2018
Ah, Vie. This will be my third book dinner here, and Chef Paul Virant’s Michelin-star quality food is not to be missed. This will be a dinner to remember. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Cincinnati Book Dinner
October 24, 2018
Finally getting myself to Cincinnati! But it will be with an old friend, Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic. That restaurant originated in Austin, Texas, but Ned came home to Cincinnati to open another one — and that’s all it took me to book a dinner there. Ned’s food is innovative and hyper-local, so expect a fall feast. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Storytelling and Book Signing in Columbus
October 27, 2018
I’ll be talking about wild game and fish at the Filson sporting goods store, 3980 Easton Station, P107, answering questions and signing books. This is a free event, but there will be an RSVP link up soon – they need to know how much beer and snacks to get!
Columbus Book Dinner
October 28, 2018
I couldn’t leave Columbus without doing a book dinner. This one will be at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, and will be a full-on small game feast, all with special beer pairings. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Pittsburgh Book Dinner at Cure
October 29, 2018
We’ll be celebrating small game – and cured meats – at Cure for a book dinner on October 29. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Michigan Book Dinner
November 1, 2018
Back at Red Haven again! These folks do such a fantastic job, and the crowd is so great, that I can’t not return here! Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Storytelling and Book Signing in Detroit
November 2, 2018
I’ll be talking about wild game and fish at the Filson sporting goods store, 441 W Canfield St, answering questions and signing books. This is a free event, but there will be an RSVP link up soon – they need to know how much beer and snacks to get!
Denver Book Dinner
November 14, 2018
I’ve had such a great time at Old Major in Denver, I had to come back! This time we’ll be featuring birds and small game, but expect a few surprises. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Kansas Ringneck Classic
November 16, 2018
I’ll be hunting, talking small game, and maybe even doing a little cooking at the annual Kansas Ringneck Classic. Details TBD.
Maryland Small Game Seminar
November 29, 2018
I will be returning to Washington College on the Eastern Shore to talk about small game, answer any questions you might have on wild game or fish, and of course sign books, which I will be selling at a discount. Details TBD.