Here’s my reading that was part of Bookmarks NC‘s February 4 on 4th author event, put on by Winston-Salem Writers! It was so surreal/cool to read with my favorite bookstore, put on by a writing group I was involved in when Waldo wasn’t pubbed yet, a place that helped the book become. Huge thanks to everyone who came, and to Lisa and all her staff for putting this together!
Please go support them, and support other indie bookstores like them!
AHH!! My story “San Andreas Heaven,” a piece on grief through the lens of video game glitching, just got accepted by Cleaver Magazine! This is a dream for me. I’ve been trying them for years, and this story is an offshoot of my WIP novel The Brother We Share. Actual tears of joy.
It took a revision to get there, but we got there. I don’t know what else to say, other than I’m so glad I didn’t give up:
I’ve got a prose piece about grief & longing & fighting small town homophobia that I’m really proud of, just went live in scissors & spackle! Huge thanks to Jenny & Ariana & all the awesome folks at ELJ for seeing something in my words. 😊
Sometimes I forget that in the middle of the insanity of last year, my debut novel came out. People have said it meant something to them. Well as far as reminders go, this is the best. My first time seeing my book in a store, and it’s my favorite bookstore: Bookmarks NC. I cried.
Also, bless the alphabet for putting me this close to Murakami on a shelf. 😂😁
So I just found out my book’s on Bookshop, and I am super psyched about it. 😁 Ever since I heard about them and their mission to support indie bookstores, I was really hoping I’d see my book there eventually, so this is super cool. Check it out!
I can now say that my book is available in-store at my favorite indie bookstore. 😱 Just dropped these off at Bookmarks NC in advance of next month’s virtual event, and these are signed! You can pick up a copy down on 4th Street if you’re in Winston! Link is here for that event!
So I just saw that my story “Down and Out Together” (originally in Twin Pies Lit) made it into Literary Horoscopes, the feature that Alyssa Jordan does for F(r)iction! I’m honored and super excited! It’s wild getting recognition from a writer and an imprint that inspire you. 😊
It makes me so happy to see this. 😊 These 5 out of 5s are huge, especially for indies, and ESPECIALLY for indie debuts. To anyone who’s reviewed my book or plans on doing so: thank you, thank you, thank you!!!