The pre-sale period for my debut chapbook from Finishing Line Press, La Petite Mort, starts today (March 26th) and continues through Friday, May 7th. It’s $14 + $1 shipping. It will ship on July 2nd, just in time for Independence Day–so think of my poems as “freeing” you from banal reading for a little while.
You’ll have to hunt for my name among the hoards on Finishing Line’s New Releases and Forthcoming Titles page, but at least it’s alphabetically listed. It’s well worth the trouble, though, and you will feel so glad for supporting the arts!
By the way, FLP determines the press run by the number of pre-sales they make, so buy early, and buy often!
Alright, I’ve been hella down in the dumps lately, like, nauseatingly so.
So, imagine how awesome it was to get an e-mail from Finishing Line Press today telling me that they’ll publish my chapbook La Petite Mort!!!! This is completely out-of-the blue too, because I had entered it in their New Women’s Voices contest, got the standard “Thanks, we’re going to publish this amazing writer, and you’re not her” note, and didn’t give it another thought. I guess they also choose to publish a select number of non-winners.
But I am dizzily happy, crazy amazed, and thrilled! Tomorrow I will worry about withdrawing it from the other contests I have it in. But tonight I’m going to bask in the knowledge that I finally have a real, live book to my name.