The first question I received this afternoon is "Will When the Sirens Were Silent be on Kindle?" and answer is yes. It will be on both Kindle and Nook and, perhaps, the other two formats. However, I don't have a date yet but we'll move it through the system as quickly as possible.
Here is more information about each of the appearances. Please note I always vary the presentation so it specifically tailored for the interests of each audience.
Greensburg, Kansas is this Saturday, 10:30am. Details here. I will be discussing how the warnings of the Greensburg tornado five years ago saved more than 230 lives, what we have learned about tornadoes since Greensburg and how the warning system did not function as well in Joplin.
Kansas City, Missouri will be at the main Library with the reception starting at 6pm and the presentation begins at 6:30 on May 9. I'll talk about the Ruskin Heights Tornado (55 years ago) and how it played a key role in the future of the warning system and about the Joplin storm. Full details here.
Wichita, Kansas at Watermark Books, 7pm, May 10. Details here. In addition to discussing the Joplin storm, two survivors, Denise Neil and Jaime Green, will join me to give their first-hand account of that harrowing experience.
Joplin, Missouri will be at the public library the evening of Thursday, May 19. We are still working out a couple of details and I'll have more shortly.
We are working on additional dates in additional cities.
Both books, Sirens and Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather will be on sale at all events and I'll be happy to sign them regardless of whether you purchase it at the event or already have a copy.