On my book promotion and booking me

In anticipation of my book's release in late spring, I am beginning to work more on some promotion and marketing, which is an inextricable part of being a publishing writer now. I've started putting out the word that I am booking readings and other events for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, so others can get in touch about booking me or putting together joint readings. 

I'm going to start initiating conversations with some other poets and writers with whom I would love to read and venues I'd love to visit. I'm also working on planning my official hometown book launch reading/party for Catechesis, which will probably be mid-August. For now, if you would like to book me for a reading, or you know someone else who might, or if you want to plan a joint reading with me, send me an email and let's get talking! 

I'm also doing some other little fun things like designing and ordering book business cards! 


The book promotion circus is just getting started and it's very exciting, but I can also see that it's going to be an exhausting ride. I'm just doing my best to keep up. 

Then there are the days that beautiful things arrive in the mail and I know I can stick with it. A couple weeks ago, the official Spring/Summer 2019 Catalog from The University of Utah Press showed up in my mailbox. Check out page 6!

Although I've watched from the sidelines as some of my very talented poet-friends have navigated this process, it is the very first time for me and that first-time feeling pumps in my chest like crazy. The rest of my life isn't slowing down to make room for this either, but I'm trying to slow myself down when I can. I'm not feeling ready for a marathon, but here we go. 


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