Hurrah, Hurray, It’s Book Release Day!

All That We Carried is available now, everywhere books are sold, including these fine establishments:

Baker Book House

Schuler Books & Music

IndieBound

Barnes & Noble

Target.com

Amazon

Christianbook.com

 

Catch me talking about All That We Carried (and taking your questions) tonight and Thursday. Both events are free but require registration to get the links.

JANUARY 5
Book Launch Event for All That We Carried – Online – 7:00pm EST
Hosted by Schuler Books & MusicRegister here for this free event. You must register by at least 2 hours prior to the event.

JANUARY 7
Book Launch Event for All That We Carried – Online – 7:00pm EST
Hosted by Baker Book HouseRegister here for this free event. You must register by at least 2 hours prior to the event.

 

You can also hear me talking about the book (and about writing in general) as the first guest of a brand new podcast for writers from author Ginny L. Yttrup. Click here to hear the first episode of the Words for Writers podcast.

Writing for Our Better Selves

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These are the first lines of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh, a poem in nine books which was particularly beloved of Emily Dickinson. I’m just diving in to my copy, an 1884 printing of the 1859 text. This quote strikes me, a professional copywriter who is ever writing for others, as a lovely, selfish thought. That is what my fiction is–writing for me, for my better self.

What if you lived in a world where it was illegal to touch another human being (or even your own face)?

Hey folks, I want my former GVSU writing center supervisor’s novel to happen and I want you to help! If you read dystopian fiction (a la Margaret Atwood); are concerned about the health ramifications of factory farms, overuse of antibacterial soaps, and food supply disruption; or wonder what it would be like to live in a world where touching another human being (or even your own face!) was outlawed, please consider supporting this kickstarter campaign! She only has 9 days to go and about $1300 more to raise!

I read an earlier draft as a beta-reader/friendly editor and so I know that this is a really fascinating what-if story based in some pretty frightening science. Hope you’ll support her!