March 15, 2010

Hanging In

T h e   ...    b o o k  ...   h a s   ...    l a n d e d.

Get a behind-the-scenes tour over at She Writes via my latest "Countdown to Publication" post. is shipping the book early--the pub date is April 5--and at an eight-dollar savings. I was at Busboys & Poets on Friday and there were four copies there! In the wild! The book will be stocked at Politics & Prose as well. If I can just get into Kramerbooks, I'll be in heaven. 

On Friday I attended sessions for the Split This Rock conference. There is something very odd about attending a conference in one's hometown; it's difficult to break away from the apron strings of errands and emails. (This makes me a little fearful for AWP 2011.) But the programs were great, and highlights included the Affrilachian Poets event, where I finally got to meet Frank X. Walker--who selected me as the winner of the Poets & Writers Exchange Award--and readings by Jeffrey McDaniel, Jan Beatty, and my friend Natalie E. Illum.

Jan Beatty closed her set with a hypnotizing poem, "I Shoot You," which appears in the anthology The Why and Later, edited by Carly Sachs--another conference teacher. 

In other news: I just finished catching up on the second season of Breaking Bad, and it was really great--and devastating. Irises are on sale at Trader Joe's for $3.99 a bundle. The cranberries on the acorn squash burned (too much maple syrup, too little olive oil). I have a book to write, and the days are flying by. Sigh.


Jessie Carty said...

that is so great to see your book for sale in stores!

Karen J. Weyant said...

My copy of your book came today!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read!

bill said...

Ordered it from Amazon and will ask you to sign it at some event or another around town. Congratulations!

Joelle Biele said...

Congrats, Sandra!