I totally practiced my Professional Author voice in the car on the way up. It was a little dicey at first, because A) it has been documented that I make Muppet faces while performing; and B) the main pop culture references I have for live readings are Carrie Bradshaw and Mike Myers from So I Married An Axe Murderer....
|Harriet, sweet Harri-et, so knowing, so trusting, so love... ed.|
I arrived at the lovely venue, R.J. Julia in Madison, CT, five minutes late, because apparently leaving four and a half hours to drive 99 miles isn't quite enough on a Friday. And also because being late to your first-ever reading is also a huge mark of professionalism. Right, self?
|Hair by Max A/C, wrinkled blouse by Duane Reade bag, crotch accessory by Apple Inc.|
Next up is August 22 at the new Word bookstore in Jersey City, NJ, so please save the date if you live nearby.
And--I haven't done a shameless book plug in awhile, so indulge me--you can still buy Five Summers at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, or Target. Every single sale will help, and I cannot thank those of you who have already bought copies enough.
P.S. Props to the commenter who said my new font was hard to read. I effed with the blog design AGAIN this weekend because apparently that takes precedence over editing my second manuscript, remembering to shave both legs, and finally learning how to fold a pizza box so it fits in the recycling bag and doesn't shoot back into my face like a cruel, greasy jack-in-the-box. Anyway, let me know if you guys still can't read this. Or, better yet, Google "how to read a blog." I am confident it will steer you on the path of righteousness.