Holy Shit, Y’all. It’s here, five days earlier than expected. The launch might be able to launch in time after all! I am holding a copy of my book in my own damn hands, seeing my name on the cover, and I am astonished – I still don’t quite believe it. Wow.
Sorry for not mentioning my fabulous volume of poetry recently, Gentle Reader. I’ve been wrestling with the publishers over my tax information – apparently the IRS doesn’t always use my middle initial, but sometimes they do, which causes a great deal of confusion with my SSN. This has caused a delay in the launch date, as I’ve had to get that snarl untangled before I could get my proof copy sent to me. It’s in the mail, and will arrive next Wednesday.
I had wanted to be able to launch the print copy on Halloween itself, because the only thing that could improve that day for me would be to sell copies, and maybe do a reading, at a release party. It’s not to be. However, print copies should be available for purchase very soon. Within a month, I should imagine. In the meantime, the electronic version, as always, is available here.
Also, Miss Ward has painted a watercolor portrait of me, and I love it.