Where do I begin? How about at the beginning? I’m a writer. Seems like a good place. I just finished an interview and reading with North Carolina Public Radio’s “The State of Things”. It was both a blast and a blur–Frank Stasio and the amazing folks at WUNC do an incredible job of making you feel comfortable and welcome. It was mostly the forming coherent thoughts that I had to muddle through. Still, I think I did okay for myself. The piece will run Wednesday, June 26. For those of you outside NC, you can listen via podcast or RSS feed by going to “The State of Things” page at wunc.org.
The appearance on TSOT (I get to call it that now that I’ve been a guest), is in anticipation of my reading/signing/Q&A at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village on Sunday, June 30th at 2PM. I hope to see lots of faces that afternoon, both familiar and new. Please come by. You can get more info about McIntyre’s at mcintyresbooks.com.
I hope the rest of my headline wasn’t misleading. The part about utter craziness mostly refers to intricacies of managing summer vacation with two kids when you’re trying to write a book. The dogs and cats living together is just because I love a good movie quote, but I can usually only remember that one and, “No more yanky my wanky, the Donger need food.”
Stay cool! xoxo
I will be putting my public school education to the test this Wednesday, with a reading from Bring Me Back at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. I was always the kid who was called on in class to read aloud. No idea why, but I’m pretty good at it. (Five bucks says I just jinxed myself.) The festivities start at 7:30 and should run until about 8:30. There will be a Q&A and book signing as well (further demonstration of my talents–stay in school, kids!). To make it even more exciting, I’m bringing along a few bottles of Prosecco for those who care to toast with me. For further info, visit Flyleaf Books online.
Also, for anyone who missed it, David Menconi did a wonderful write-up on Bring Me Back in Sunday’s News & Observer. You can read the story here.
Rock on! xoxo