Deb and I had a great time last night at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT. Along with the dynamic Angela Palm, I was a guest reader at Indie Author night. Galaxy owner Andrea Jones runs a wonderful haven for books, and she welcomed us very graciously. Although the crowd was small, I had a great time reading and talking about writing.
If you haven't heard of my co-reader Angela Palm, you probably will; she's an incredibly talented writer, editor, and teacher. At the Galaxy, she read from her story "Mrs. Greenwood's Jelly," which is included in an anthology of Vermont writing called Please Do Not Remove (Wind Ridge Books, 2014). The anthology, which Angela edited, features poetry, fiction and essays inspired by her collection of vintage library cards. Angela also has a book of essays and fiction, Riverine, coming from Graywolf Press in 2016. It seems unfair, but I guess we will have to wait for it. And, yes, I will cut you in line.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was getting to sign my name on the Galaxy Bookshop's writers' board, which will hang on the store's walls for all eternity, or until Andrea takes it down. Thanks, Andrea, for a great night of reading and talk!