My second novel, The Words between Us, is coming out September 3rd!
You may be wondering how you can get the book, support me as an author, or see me in person, so each day for the next four weeks on my Facebook page some literary luminaries from the past are going to make it easy for you. The first is John Steinbeck. Head on over to Facebook and like my author page so you don’t miss any of the rest of them!
And without further ado, here are some ways you can be part of this next book launch!
Join me at one of my book launch events:
Sept. 3 @ 7pm at Baker Book House on East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sept. 5 @ 7pm at Schuler Books & Music in the Meridian Mall in Okemos, Michigan
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On Saturday, my sister and I took our first trip to John King Books in Detroit.
It was everything you want in a giant used bookstore housed in an old factory.
Full of charm and mystery.
And beautiful books.
I wanted to take all of these home with me. But I had given myself a budget. In a place like this, you kind of have to.
I brought home this book to read before, during, and after my upcoming trip to the Upper Peninsula.
I built my growing collection of fantastically lovely volumes of poetry printed in the 1800s.
I found Byron last year in a Lansing antique shop, and he is now joined by Burns and Longfellow.
I added yet another green-bound classic to my stacks (green, it seems, was the favorite color of these 1930s printings).
And I found a curiosity or two. This is a copy of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written in shorthand.
I have a book that teaches you how to write shorthand from my grandmother’s library and this slim volume will go along with it (uh oh…I sense another collection coming into being).
The last book I found — the one that busted my budget and ended my shopping day — is something I’ll tell you about tomorrow…
My agent’s blog is full of links to great content about writing, books, and creativity. And in the past couple weeks, she’s shared two items I want to share with you today — partly because they’re simply interesting and edifying, but also because once I’m done with revisions to The Bone Garden (the manuscript we intend to submit to editors first), I’ll be picking up I Hold the Wind again. And it so happens that I Hold the Wind is about books. Physical, printed, paper and ink books. And it’s about a bookstore. So I love reading things like Why the Printed Book Will Last Another 500 Years and listening to things like this:
Both give me the warm, fuzzy feeling of curling up on the couch under a blanket to enjoy a foray into another place and time. And both assure me that I’m not crazy.