>Book Happenings

>What with teaching and trying to make some progress on my new book and taking care of my sick dog (he’s better now!) and doing some promotional work for In an Uncharted Country, I haven’t been doing much blogging lately. But there are a couple of events that I did recently that I wanted to share.

On Thursday night, my friend Josh Weil, author of The New Valley, was in the area. He gave a reading and talk at Writer House in Charlottesville, and then we were able to spend some time catching up, talking about friends, and comparing book promotion stories. Josh’s book is a collection of novellas and it has attracted some national attention because of that–that and the fact that it’s really well written.

On Friday, Josh and I did a joint reading at New Dominion Bookshop on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. We each read and then took questions and both of us had fun. The store has signed copies of each of the books for sale now.

That evening, a lot of my local friends joined me at The Darjeeling Cafe to celebrate the publication of the book. That was great fun, and Carey from The Sacred Circle was on hand to sell books. (Signed copies are available locally at The Sacred Circle, as well Bookworks in Staunton and Stone Soup in Waynesboro, and also via PayPal by clicking on the Add to Cart button in the sidebar at right!)

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