New Book on the Way!
Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all of the notes and emails wondering why I haven’t had many blog posts lately. Well, as many of you know, I’ve been working on a new book which comes out this fall, and that has taken up much of my time. The book is called Gifts Not Yet Given. It’s a collection of 14 short stories, each is set around a holiday, and the tales illuminate the small, surprising, and pivotal moments in which personal awakenings occur and hearts unexpectedly expand.
Today I received my first author proof, which is essentially my chance to correct any mistakes I see, and I’m thrilled to say it looks great. I’m very excited to share it with everyone. It’s odd, as a writer, to look back at things you’ve written and realize that they actually originated within you!!!
As the prerelease publicity begins, I’ve found myself juggling photoshoots, including one tomorrow with some of my favorite photographers, Sara + Ryan, lining up interviews and book signings, and all kinds of general craziness.
I’ll be LIVE on Rated G Radio with fellow Southern Californian Garrett Miller on his Blog Talk Radio show Monday October 14th at 10PM EDT/7PM PDT discussing both the new book as well as Songs for the New Depression. Orange Review is doing a profile on me in their September/October issue. And even though we no longer have any independent bookstores in my area, one of my favorite local shops, Eikon Gifts & Home, will be carrying my book, as well as hosting a book signing.
There are so many exciting things happening, and while I may be relatively “quiet”, please know that I appreciate your ongoing support. I look forward to sharing these characters and stories with you, and will update you as to other happenings once they’re confirmed. Thank you!