Last month, musician and debut author Samuel Miller completed a 22-stop national tour in celebration of his YA road trip novel, A Light Too Bright (HarperCollins/Tegen). Miller retraced some of his favorite stops while on previous tours as lead singer of the band Paradise Fears, driving cross-country with his dog and crashing on friends’ couches along the way. The events kicked off on May 7 at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, Calif., and wrapped up on June 14 at Books Inc. in San Francisco. We’ve gathered a selection of high points from the tour, which included readings, QAs, musical performances, and more.

Miller performed songs inspired by A Light Too Bright at the Ampersand booth at BookCon in New York City. Photo: Catherine Powell.

A view of the crowd at Vroman’s; approximately 90 people turned out for the reading and signing. Photo: Linda Wang.

The author embracing a fan at the Vroman’s launch event. Photo: Linda Wang.

Miller signing a book at Vroman’s.

The author stopped by the Penguin Bookshop in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Miller spoke before a crowd at Books of Wonder in New York City.

Children’s Book World in Haverford, Pa., hosted Miller for a standing-room-only event.

Miller at Books Inc. in San Francisco. Photo: Christy Jane.

Miller was accompanied by a guitarist at his event in Pasadena, where he signed books and sang songs. Photo: Linda Wang.

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