We are two weeks away from my book launch party (Saturday, November 9th, at Orange Studio in downtown Orlando), and it’s exciting to see that people (like, real people!) are indeed talking about the book.
To learn a little more about Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City, and the long journey toward publication, check out this front page article in Orlando’s Downtown Community Paper. There’s a photo below of the full page.
And then head over to Townie Tourist, who was gracious enough to conduct a twenty-question interview with me. (We’ll be doing a Facebook Live interview very soon, too. Like, video. Technology, ya’ll.) She also read the book and had some very awesome things to say about it. Totally worth your time to check out! See you in two weeks, when this novel officially becomes a physical object.
Two quick items, hot off the press (not sure what the new expression is for internet news, since there is no printing press involved with this stuff, but I’ll leave that to someone smarter than me to figure out).
Item #1: Details for my hotly anticipated book release party are now revealed! Check out the Facebook event page here! We’ll be holding the party at Orange Studio in the Mills/50 neighborhood of downtown Orlando, on Saturday, November 9. Pre-order the book, and it will be available for pick-up. The party’s gonna be off the chain, ya’ll. (Or…as “off the chain” as a literary event can be. I’ll work on finding a more appropriate expression here, too.)
Item #2: The Orlando Weekly recently put together a list of “10 Orlando authors you should know,” and I was excited to find my name on the list! I’m pretty sure I’ve never been featured in a listicle before. This calls for a drink. (As of the writing of this post, it is 9:30 AM. So I will postpone the drink. But you can drink, if you’d like. no judgment.)
Hopefully I’ll have more news to share soon! Reviews. Online excerpts. Interviews. More listicles? Oh, what a time to be alive.
Once again, I’ve neglected my poor web space for far too long.
But there’s big news to report!
My new novel, Bright Lights Medium-Sized City, will be published this Fall by Burrow Press. The official release date is in December, and you are of course free to wait those many months…But it would be far cooler if you slithered over to the Burrow Press web site to pre-order the book. Link here! You’ll get the book early, and all of your friends will be jealous.
I’ll share the synopsis and some blurbs and press in the weeks ahead. Why waste it all in one blog post?
For today, I’d also like to announce that I’ll be part of PechaKucha, an Orlando institution, at the Dr. Phillips Center, on Friday, November 8. Tickets are available here. My book release party will actually be the next day, Saturday, November 9. It’s going to be a huge weekend for me, and for the book. Book your travel and hotel now!