This past weekend my writer friend Josh Farrar had his book release party for his new middle grade novel A Song for Bijou and asked me to read as the opening act! I was beyond honored, excited and nervous. But once I got there, and chatted with the friendly crowd for a bit, the nervousness faded away. I had so much fun! Below are pics from the reading (which also included amazing live Haitian music.) I read an excerpt from my novel The Mad Ones- click here to read what I read. I'm currently in the process of revising before shopping around for an agent or editor.
I think the best part about reading aloud was the assurance it gave me that I really should keep working on this book- it's been a work in progress since 2008. Hearing people laugh in the right places and tell me they enjoyed it afterwards was so encouraging. That and the fact that I was having a really good hair day, were the best parts.
Let me know if you read my excerpt, I'm excited to share it with you all!