We Held A Party...

And all the people came!

Icona Social Club is one of those funky little cafes and art spaces. It has a coffee and juice bar, a tiny stage, and an small library-like space upstairs, overflowing with worn armchairs and couches. It felt like the perfect place to hold the launch party for UNCOMMON MIRACLES. The entire event was very much a community affair. We had people in their eighties, authors, game designers, teenagers and tweens, and all the rest of my local community both on and offline.

My daughter and two of her friends manned the book-sale table and managed to prevent one enthusiastic soul from purchasing six copies. My son and his friends sold raffle tickets for a charity raffle we held--the prize was, of course, a copy of the book. We even had a jazz trio made up of the local high school band director and two amazingly talented students.

Prior to the event, I put together an Art & Excerpts display for the second floor library. With the help of my local copy shop, I printed and mounted some display-worthy images and excerpts, which we also gave away at the end of the night.

Over fifty people showed up! Which was almost as surprising as how short I look in most of the pictures, even the ones where I'm reading from the stage. And I felt so tall in those, uncomfortable, 3-inch heels . . .

Small press means any help getting the word out is appreciated!

As promised in the last newsletter, one celebratory picture, containing both me and my significant other! Look at those smiles...

And here's a couple of new reviews of the collection:

Necessary Fiction

Des Lewis Gestalt Real-Time Reviews

Upcoming Appearances

Charm City Spec

October 31th, 2018. 7 PM
Bird in Hand Coffee & Books
11E. 33rd Street Baltimore, MD

Group Reading
Sam J Miller, David D. Levine, Sherri Cook Woosley, & Julie C. Day

World Fantasy Convention

November 1-4, 2018
Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, Nov.3 11:00-11:30 am

Panel: Monsters and the Monstrous
Saturday, Nov. 3, 4:00 pm

Group Reading: Kaleidotrope Authors
Sunday, Nov. 4 11:30-noon

This Month's Back Catalog Selection

Anya Deniro's short story collection is one of those books I literally didn't expect and can't believe I never heard of. I love short story collections and above all else I love writers with a unique voice and seductive prose. Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead is both of those things. It was published in 2006 by Small Beer Press and was included as a bonus book with my recent order. A unexpected treasure in multiple ways.

This newsletter is brought to you by Vanessa the Cat who is outraged at the mere concept of International Cat Day. As though the sublime nature of cats could ever be relegated to a single day, she says with just a glance. Once again proving her point.
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