It is now a matter of hours, of breaths.
I am about to start on my journey, bearing Oleander Girl to her readers.
Yes, I’m elated.
Yes, I’m terrified.
Above all, I feel a strange quiet. I’ve done everything I could. I've written the best book I knew how to write. It’s now in larger hands than mine. The hands of the Universe.
In the coming months I will depend on the kindness of friends—and sometimes strangers. And on…Continue
Dear She Writers,
Only 10 days to the official publication of Oleander Girl!
I say "official" because I did my first Oleander Girl event last night at Asia Society Texas, in Houston.
This happened because of a number of reasons, the first being that I'd been invited to participate in the Tucson Book Festival, which starts from tonight (3/8).
I was up at the crack of dawn this morning, driving to the airport by 6 a.m., with ample chocolate fortifications…Continue
Dear She Writers,
I can't believe that in about 3 weeks Oleander Girl will hit the bookstores!
Sometimes I'm elated when I think this; at other times I'm overwhelmed.
My brain is a constant flurry of trying to remember the million things that must be done before starting book tour--guest blog posts written, email interview questions answered, facebook entries made, friends in different cities informed of my events, flights and hotels booked, publicity questions handled,…Continue
Less than a month left now for Oleander Girl’s birthday! Things are heating up.
This is the week to fine-tune the book tour and plan media outreach, so I’m on the phone a fair bit with my publicist at Simon and Schuster, discussing strategy. We’re going over media that I’ve done before in cities where I’ve been on book tour, so that she can approach them (in addition to others that she’s approaching on her own). We’re discussing reviewer venues where finished…Continue