Getting the Word Out
I'm on the home stretch with the manuscript for my second novel and I'm flashing back to all-nighters in college. The first time I stayed up all night, I churned out a paper on William Carlos Williams
. When you're 18, this seems preferable to planning your time and working sensibly to your deadline. I wanted to be a poet in those days. Yeah, I'm laughing, too.
If you feel that you really need to mix poetry and vampires, you should check this out.
No news may be good news is not something that applies to books. Luckily I got some nice PR this week. Lynn Carey wrote a kind piece
in the Contra Costa Times
, and Nancy Marmolejo has a podcast interview
on her site, Release Your Inner Loca. Hey, you don't have to tell me that. I'm all about the loca thing.
The Public Radio Exchange also mentions Happy Hour at Casa Dracula
as one of the BookSense Picks
at the beginning of an hour show, The Spoken Word
, featuring interviews with Oback Barama, John Updike, and Marie Arana.
Mario's book and mine got listed as summer reading on Aprovecho
, the Mexican Kitchen's website. Great food and drink suggestions for hot summer days. Pass the margaritas, baby.Borders
is also putting my book on their 3-for-2 table, buy two and get one free. Very cool.