Well, here we are. It’s the day! I’ve known about this since…let’s see, going back through my email, the end of March, and have been working on the poetry within since I was a wee Amy, about twenty years (seriously, the oldest poem in the collection is from freshman year of college, when I started doing this here poetry thing seriously, yo, so just shy of twenty years ago) and have been working back and forth with Jenn at Luna Station Press since March to pull the whole thing together, and today’s the day! The day I am a PUBLISHED EFFING AUTHOR EEEE!
I know, right? It’s always been in the back of my head that I’d like to be a published author someday. In that, I’m not alone. I think a lot of us have that aspiration in the back of our minds. (Well, at least those of us who write. I’d assume those of you who DON’T write probably don’t think about it that much. Why would you? That’d be like me dreaming about winning an Olympic medal. What the hell would I win it IN? It’s not even in the realm of possibility.)
I’ve gone on and on and ON about the book, until you all probably want to tear your hair out and say SHUT UP AMY! and YOU’D THINK YOU WERE THE ONLY PERSON TO EVER WRITE A BOOOOOK! so if you are new here (and, if so, hi hi hi!) you can click on these two clickies and read more about what’s happening here; otherwise, you probably already know.
The book is on sale now. Which is why this is being published at a weird-ass time. YOU CAN BUY MY BOOK NOW. You can buy it as a paperback, or in a variety of e-reader formats. IT IS EVEN ON AMAZON. (Plus, I totally have an Amazon writer’s profile page. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?) I know! If you want the paperback, it’ll take a little while to get to you, obviously – you have to wait for shipping, it’s not coming to you via wormhole, sorry, we don’t have the budget for wormholes – but if you get one of the variety of e-reader versions, you can start reading it RIGHT THE HELL NOW. (Or you could buy BOTH, and start reading it NOW, and then have a pretty paperback version coming to you so you can hold it in your HANDS later. The options are ENDLESS. Oh, wait, I guess they’re not really endless. There are finite options. I don’t mean to be misleading.)
ALSO, you can purchase the other two books Luna Station is releasing today: Cara’s Elegantly Wasted and @dancing_sparkle‘s The Emerald Tablet. Plus any other Luna Station books previously released. (GO GO GO! Support independent publishers!)
I have a few people who have volunteered (or have been asked and agreed) to review the book (THANK YOU PEOPLE! Your copies are either on the way or will be very soon!) and as those reviews come out, I’ll tweet them and post them on that page about the book. And probably freak the hell out about them, if they’re good. Of course I will. When have I not freaked out about something awesome?
If you buy it (thank you in advance!) and read it (DOUBLE thank you in advance!) I would love to talk to you about it, if you want to talk about it, of course – my email’s at the bottom of the blog, if you want to talk about it there, or there’s Twitter or Facebook (links on the right) or I suppose REAL LIFE if you’re one of THOSE people. (Hi, those people!) Also, if you’re one of those really REAL people, YES OF COURSE I would love to sign your book for you. I will write very nice things. (I wish I could sign all of your books. I don’t know how to go about that. All I could think of was bookplates, like The Bloggess did for her book, but I don’t have the money for buying them or shipping them, so I apologize in advance for that. Blame my unemployedness for that one falling through.)
I pre-sent it out to a few people, and a few people bought it early, and the early readers that I’ve heard back from have been very complimentary, so I’m going to hope they’re not just being nice and that you’ll all love it as much as they did.
OK. It’s time. If you’re so inclined, please go forth and buy my book. That I wrote. Myself. Many thanks to Jenn for all her editorial goodness, and Ken for the beautiful cover photo, and everyone who has, one way or another, along the way, encouraged me or helped me or inspired me or what-have-you. Thank you thank you thank you.
I hope you love it. I really do.