A huge thank you to The Loft Literary Center and to everyone who came down to the launch last night. It was amazing to be surrounded by so much support! Thank you, also, to Magers and Quinn Booksellers for being there to sell Use Your Words. They sold out of the 80 copies they brought! Whoop! And the readers, Anne Greenwood Brown, Lucinda Cummings, and Sara Martin, were fabulous. Thank you, ladies!
Today I will be reading at 7 p.m. at Micawber’s in St. Paul. I am also the featured writer mama on Christina Katz’s The Prosperous Writer. Please leave a comment (answering her question), and you’ll be entered into the drawing for a copy of Use Your Words.
Now for the blog book tour…I’m honored to have Literary Mama kick off the virtual tour for Use Your Words. I discovered Literary Mama years ago, and always found inspiration in the powerful essays and poems published there. Then at AWP in 2009, I met a group of amazing women, all of them Literary Mama editors and contributors. Caroline Grant, the editor-in-chief, is especially inspiring. I don’t know how she does everything that she does.
Soon after meeting these extraordinary women, I started to write profiles and reviews for them, and then I became an editor myself. It’s one of the most gratifying things that I do. Thank you to everyone at Literary Mama! And thank you for kicking off the Use Your Words blog book tour!!
You’ll be hearing from me a lot this month, so buckle down and help me celebrate mothers who write!