(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, an early frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is returning to Iowa as part of his upcoming book tour. The midwestern visit will mark the first time Romney has traveled to the Hawkeye State since finishing second in the 2008 presidential caucuses.
Several other potential 2012 candidates - including Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Mike Pence and Rick Santorum - have already made the pilgrimage to the early voting state.
Romney will make two appearances on March 29, according to the Des Moines Register: a book signing in Des Moines, and a speech at Iowa State University in Ames. His latest book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," is due out in early March.
Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Romney, said the rest of the book tour is still being finalized with the publisher, St. Martin's Press.
"We are looking at an 18-state tour where Mitt Romney will be on the road the entire month of March doing book signings, speaking engagements and media interviews," Ferhstrom said in an e-mail.