Today a Q & A with me came out in Publishers Weekly! Yay! They also gave me a lovely review that I can’t figure out how to get a permalink to, but it is easy to get to from the interview: you just have to click the title of my book in the article. So, I am excited. I am also excited about 13ruetherese.com. I’ve already put in it my sidebar though it still only features a “coming soon” banner. But when it comes, it is going to be COOL. The website people are doing a beautiful job.
So, I met a friend for lunch. She randomly proposed we go to San José to surprise a dude she hadn’t seen since high school who owns a beauty salon there. I said sure. We mapped the place with my iphone but when we got there, there was a ballet school where the beauty shop should have been. We asked the people there where the beauty shop might be. We were told that we were on North First Street, that maybe the address was on South First Street. We meandered to South First Street, where we found a beauty shop with a different name that had no entrance. When we finally figured out how to get in (via the luxury hotel next door), we were told that the other beauty shop did not exist. We called the phone number we had listed for the mystery beauty shop. It rang and rang and no one answered. We turned a corner and there was a carnival. We rode a Ferris wheel that used to belong to Michael Jackson.
The above was not a weird, meandering dream, but my actual day. We also got hit on a lot by carnies.
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.