On March 23, I enjoyed a wonderful book event at The Booksmith in San Francisco, an "in conversation with" Grant Faulkner. The Booksmith is one of my favorite stores in the Bay Area, and I've hosted "in conversations" with other writers I love and admire there, always to appreciative and interested audiences. The staff is friendly, interested, intelligent. Still, nothing prepared me for this lovely reproduction of my book cover drawn on the door as an artistic backdrop for the evening of my event. This was such a welcoming and supportive act of goodwill. In these times when an author often does most of the heavy lifting in getting her book into the hands of readers, friendly advocates like The Booksmith mean so much.
Poet, musician, and artist Marcia Pelletiere, a fellow alum of my MFA program, made a video for one of the prose poems in Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow. The piece is not a book trailer, but her artistic interpretation of something from my book that spoke to her. Huge thanks to Marcia! The poem was also published in The Cortland Review.
Nobody could have asked for a more heartfelt and gorgeous book launch than what I enjoyed last night at Why There Are Word Sausalito. I'll cherish the night forever.