Let us mourn the passing of the Litquake sticker on the sidebar. Yea and verily, it was a fine sticker, and will be missed–from there and also from my Events page. My poor Events page looks rather naked now, since it only displays one event for March 5 of next year. Stuff will fill in before then as the publication date approaches. I have an author thingy to go to this Friday evening, but didn’t put it up on this website because it’s some kind of industry trade show. I’m not sure what I will do there–I guess try to look marketable to book sellers?
The Litquake reading was pretty fun. Afterward I went to the super-secret invite-only party for industry people where I thoroughly demonstrated my embarrassing inability to mingle. I’m already daunted by making chit chat in the best of circumstances; add loud music and darkness and I’m completely done for. At my reading, I did give my contact information to a nice lady from the magazine Poetry Flash who wanted to interview me–which reminds me: I had my first interview ever with Wendy Werris from Publishers Weekly a couple of weeks ago. It was a lovely experience and I will look forward to her forthcoming article and review of my book. The interview should be out in a December issue; possibly the review also, though that’s not yet certain.
All of this means–hang onto your pants for this excitement–that in the not-too-distant future, there will be actual content to display on my Press page not involving photoshopped images of myself with Posh Spice. Sweet.