I’ve lost my voice. I don’t mean in the sort of philosphical sense. I mean in the literal sense. I can’t talk. What a thing to happen smack in the middle of book tour.
The setting: Chocolat a funky uptown martini bar, on the corner of 111th St. and Fifth Avenue. Yes, that’s Harlem. What a great event.
Last night I read with Maude Newton the blogista and novelist at Bluestockings book on the lower east side. It was a really cool event. … Continue reading →
Yesterday, I found myself at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in downtown Baltimore as part of the CityLit Festival. It was an eccelectic event. Three venues for presentations all happening at the same time. It was an energetic event. Not … Continue reading →
Yesterday, I read a Karibu Books in P.G. Mall. When I arrived at six in the evening, the store was bustling. People of all ages browsed the shelves, picking up books, deciding what to buy. I have to tell you … Continue reading →
It was a Poet’s Ball last night at The University of Maryland. Major Jackson, author of Leaving Saturn and I read as part of the Here and Now Reading Series. Dinner was with more poets than you can shake a … Continue reading →
What will they think of next? My publisher, Warner Books, is giving away five free copies of The Untelling. All you have to do is answer a little trivia question. … Continue reading →
I know that the usual procedure is that I blog AFTER events, but when my publicist sent me this cool invite for the Chocolat Reading Series, I just had to post it. If you will be in NYC on Saturday … Continue reading →
I’m just back from the Oxford Conference on the Book. Not the most diverse writers event I’ve ever attended. (What’s the deal with these self-identified “southern” events??) But at the end of the conference, I can say that I am … Continue reading →
This entry should be subtitled, “In Praise of Brian Ingram.” He was my host in Birmingham as I visited the city to participate in the Red Mountain Reading Series. I arrived smack in the middle of a tornado watch, but … Continue reading →