Lunch with Professor Skarda

I am very excited to announce that I will be having lunch this coming Sunday with Dr. Patricia L. Skarda, professor of literature at Smith College in Massachusetts. Below is her biography:

Patricia L. Skarda came to Smith twenty-five years ago from The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches Romantic Poetry and Prose, The Bible as Literature, several writing courses (Advanced Essay Writing; The Reading and Writing of Short Stories), and a course called “Telling and Retelling: Modern Novels Premised on Literary Antecedents.” Besides publishing in the Romantic period and co-editing The Evil Image: Two Centuries of Gothic Short Fiction and Poetry (1981) with Nora Crow, she has also published two collections of literature written by Smith alumnae (Smith Voices : Selected Works by Smith College Alumnae). She has spent two years away from Smith as an American Council on Education Fellow in Academic Administration (1978-79) and as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy (1992-93).

Professor Skarda read the Advanced Reader Copy of The Cadence, and I am pleased to say… she loved it! We will be discussing her notes and edits of my book. What an exciting opportunity and what a joy to find that a woman of her prestige and education would enjoy my writing! Wow! I am thrilled.

Pre-orders for …

Pre-orders for The Cadence are available today through The Grumpy Dragon. Order your copy by clicking on the “Buy it” button on my Books tab, or by clicking The Grumpy Dragon link on my home page. All pre-orders will be available for pick up at the book signings in Clovis on November 17, 2012, at The Master’s Centre, or in Roswell on November 18, 2012 (location TBA). If you cannot come to a signing, your autographed order will be shipped out after November 18. 

I’ve already sold my first book. 

I cannot begin to express how exciting this has been. I look forward to meeting as many of you has I can at the signing, and once again, I’m so excited for all of you to read my book. I hope you love it as much as I loved writing it!