BOOK TOUR for The Rom-Commers!


Some events are ticketed and some are not. Some have limited seating, and last year a few folks were turned away—so register early! In the past, we’ve done most of the Texas stops first, and then the rest of the country. This year, we’re spreading the Texas stops out a bit. There are TWO Houston events, for example—2 weeks apart. Links to ticketed events below. If you have questions about procedures, please check with the stores!

Can’t wait to get out there and celebrate The Rom-Commers!!!

Monday, June 10     

Georgetown, TX | Lark & Owl @ Georgetown Palace Theater @ 7 PM CST [ticketed]

ORDER YOUR BOOK(s) from Lark & Owl HERE!*

810 S. Austin Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626

*NOTE: If you pre-order books from Lark & Owl they come SIGNED with an exclusive postcard with a KC-designed quote!

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Katherine Center will be available after the author discussion to sign and personalize copies of her books. The signing portion will take place back at Lark & Owl Booksellers. Alouette Bistro will be open for drinks and snack service. **If you have already pre-ordered a signed copy of THE ROM-COMMERS from our website, stop in store before the event with your order number and we’ll sign you up for free! Tickets are required in order to attend this event. Optional line dancing class beforehand!


This event in Georgetown has an option to come a little early—at 5:30—before the event for a very easy, super low-key LINE DANCING LESSON (!!!) taught by real line dancing teacher, Britt Beresik of Cross the Line Houston, at the Georgetown Public library! It’s about a block and half from the theater. The class is $5 to cover the room cost. Tickets HERE!   

COME TO GEORGETOWN!!! It’s a 20 minute drive from Austin. Look how cute it is!! I’m making it my personal mission to fill up this gorgeous theater!!! Really, if you are tempted at all to come to this event, DO IT!!! Make a trip out of it! This will be epic, maxiumum fun!! Hope to see you there!!


Tuesday, June 11

Houston, TX | Blue Willow @ St. Thomas Presbyterian Church @ 7 PM CST – [RSVPs REQUIRED! Only 190 spots available!]

14100 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

NOTE: Even though this event is SOLD OUT, you can still pre-order from Blue Willow for pickup or shipping. All books come SIGNED with an exclusive 1-page bonus scene (from Charlie’s POV)!

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. In order to go through the signing line and meet Katherine Center for book personalization, please purchase one of her books from Blue Willow Bookshop. Since quantities are limited, we recommend purchasing your book ahead of time to ensure that you receive a copy. Your book can be picked up at the event.

*NOTE! This Houston launch event is SOLD OUT, but scroll down for lots more Texas event in June, including TWO MORE in the HOUSTON area:

Ticket required! {But get there early because parking is tight!}

No ticket required! Reserve your spot HERE! (Note!The Woodlands is about an hour north of Houston)

Wednesday, June 12 

St. Louis, MO | St. Louis County Library @ Clark Family Library – Post Events Center w/ sales by Novel Neighbor @ 7 PM CST


1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Book sales by Novel Neighbor. Doors open at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 13

Indianapolis, IN | Wild Geese @ The Historic Art Craft Theatre @ 6:30 PM EST [ticketed]

Order your book(s) from WILD GEESE BOOKSHOP HERE !!

57 N. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event begins at 7 PM. Tickets include a signed first-edition copy of the book and admission to the event. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

*When you pre-order The Rom-Commers from from WILD GEESE BOOKSHOP, your purchas autumatically includes admission to an evening with KC at the gorgeous, historic ArtCraft Theatre! But if you can’t make the event, or just want some books, that works, too! Wild Geese will ship your books to you! Instructions at the link above!

Friday, June 14

Chicago, IL | Little Bean Coffee Co. @ Harbor Brewing Co. @ 7 PM CST [ticketed]

136 Cedar Avenue, Lake Villa, IL 60046

*Tickets to the event include a book—but if you can’t make the event and you just want a book (or several), you can order them from LITTLE BEAN BOOKS HERE !!

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. A ticket purchase gets you into the event, a copy of the book, and access to the signing line.

Saturday, June 15

Ocean Isle Beach, NC | Pelican Bookstore @ Silver Coast Winery @ 5:30 PM EST [ticketed]

6680 Barbeque Road NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. The event begins at 5:30 PM but we advise being slightly early as seats are on a first come first serve assignment. This ticket includes a beverage, light hors d’oeuvres, a hardcover, and a meet-and-greet with Katherine Center!

Sunday, June 16

Columbia, SC | Barnes & Noble @ 2:00 PM EST

Shoppes at Woodhill @ 6090 Garners Ferry Road Suite C, Columbia, SC 29209

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing.


Monday, June 17

Spartanburg, SC | Fiction Addiction @ Spartanburg County Public Library @ 7 PM EST

151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306


Katherine Center and SCPL have a big thing in common: we both want you to read for the joy of reading. To celebrate her latest novel, “The Rom-Commers,” the Queen of Comfort Reads will be in Spartanburg to talk about her new book, what it means to read for the sake of reading, and how she develops happy endings.

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. As part of this event, SCPL is giving away copies of “The Rom-Commers” to the first 100 people who arrive for the event. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Fiction Addiction will be on hand to sell copies of Center’s substantial backlist of novels.

Tuesday, June 18

Atlanta, GA | Eagle Eye Book Shop @ 7 PM EST [book purchase required to attend]

2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033

EVENT DETAILS: Book talk, Q&A, book signing. To attend the event you must pre-order the book from us or buy the book the night of the event.

Wednesday, June 19

Huntsville, AL | Snail on the Wall @ Randolph School @ 6:30 PM CST [TICKETED]

1005 Drake Avenue SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Doors open at 6 PM. Tickets are $35, and include a copy of The Rom-Commers.

Thursday, June 20

Oxford, MS | Off Square Books @ 5:30 PM CST

129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Reserve a signed copy here. Personalization available. Can’t make it? Tune in virtually via Facebook Live.

Friday, June 21

Dallas, TX | Half Price Books Flagship @ 7 PM CST [ticketed] {NOTE! This event sold out last year—and people were turned away!! Grab those tickets early!}

5803 E. NW Highway, Dallas, TX 75231

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Tickets, which include a copy of the book, must be pre-purchased through Eventbrite for this event.

Monday, June 24

Houston, TX | Brazos Bookstore @ 6:30 PM CST [ticketed]

2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. Entry is $29 per person and entry purchase is required to attend. Each entry purchase includes one (1) entry into the event and one (1) hardcover copy of THE ROM-COMMERS. The event will be standing-room only and seating will be limited, so we recommend that you come early if you want to get a seat. Books and event entry can also be pre-ordered in-person or via phone (713.523.0701) at Brazos Bookstore until 3 p.m. on June 24 unless the event sells out. Event entry purchase will be available at the door, if the event is not sold out. We also encourage carpooling or using Uber/Lyft because parking can be a challenge at our store. You will pick up your book when you come to the event at Brazos on June 24. Books will not be shipped prior to the event. Lost books cannot be replaced.

Tuesday, June 25

The Woodlands, TX | Village Books @ 7 PM CST 

9955 Woodlands Parkway Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77382

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, June 26

San Antonio, TX | Nowhere Bookshop @ 6 PM CST

This event is ticketed!! Get tickets HERE!

5154 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

*A rare in-conversation event!

EVENT DETAILS: Join us celebrating the newest release from bestselling author Katherine Center, The Rom-Commers. Katherine will be joined in conversation by author and Nowhere Bookshop proprietress, Jenny Lawson.

*You will receive a copy of The Rom Commers with your ticket*

Thursday, June 27

Austin, TX | Vintage Bookstore & Wine Bar @ 6 PM CST [ticketed]

1101 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702

EVENT DETAILS: Celebrate the launch of Katherine’s newest swoon-worthy novel, THE ROM-COMMERS, while enjoying a guided 5-wine tasting inspired by the book! Tickets $10 – $45. Doors open at 6 PM. Mingle and wine tasting from 6 – 7 PM. Solo talk and Q&A from 7 to 8 PM. Signing from 8 – 9 PM. In addition to the wine tasting (featuring 5 California wines to set the scene ), the bar will be open before and after the event, so grab a drink, find a seat, and enjoy a night of great conversation!

Friday, June 28 – XXX SOLD OUT XXX

Waco, TX | Fabled Bookshop & Cafe @ 7 PM CST [ticketed]

215 S. 4th St, Waco, TX 76701

* This event is SOLD OUT!

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. SOLD OUT! Tickets $10 – $40.


Saturday, June 29

Fort Worth, TX | Monkey & Dog Books @ Masonic Temple Fort Worth @ 2:00 pm CST

*NOTE! This event has been changed to a larger venue!!

1100 Henderson Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing. $40 per ticket—includes book, line dancing, and exclusive preview of Katherine’s 2025 book! *105 spots are already filled!! Please call the store to get your tickets (817) 489-5747!!!


Sunday, June 30

Southlake, TX | Barnes & Noble @ 2:00 pm CST

Southlake Town Square @ 1430 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX 76092

EVENT DETAILS: Solo talk, Q&A, book signing.

Barnes & Noble Southlake is pleased to welcome Katherine Center for a discussion and autograph session for her newest release, The Rom-Commers.

*To attend this event, you will need to reserve and purchase a copy of The Rom-Commers from the Southlake Barnes & Noble location. Call (817-442-0207) or stop by in store to reserve your copy. Books will be available to purchase starting 6/11. Wristbands will be given at the time of purchase in store. Both wristband and book are needed to attend the event. Line-up for discussion seating will begin promptly at 1 pm.  (early line-up for seating will not be possible due to space limitations) Chairs will be first come, first served. The rest will be standing room. Some standing room may have a partially obstructed/totally obstructed view. Final seating will end at 1:50 p.m. for the discussion to begin at 2 p.m.

Katherine will be willing to personalize all copies of The Rom-Commers plus sign additional stock or merchandise.  She is happy to take photos with guests.