If you’ve nothing better to do…

9780819573407…I’ll be speaking about Isabella Beecher Hooker in front of the Woman’s Forum of Litchfield at the local First Congregational Church — which is, oddly enough, the former church of Isabella’s rock-ribbed father, Lyman. I don’t expect to stand in the pulpit — that would be too awesome — but I do look forward to seeing it.

The book is nearly out. I go by and pick up my author copy from Wesleyan University Press on Thursday. I almost want to cry. I don’t know how real authors feel when they first touch their book, but I almost want to cry. In fact, maybe I will.

It will take a while for the book to make it into your local bookseller, but it’s coming. In the meantime, here: This is a really good article by Tracey O’Shaughnessy, of the Waterbury Republican-American. She’s a journalist I always admired from afar, and finally got to meet. I don’t know if you have to pay 75 cents to read the link. I paid it because I’m vain. Regardless, it’s a peculiarly deep article, and I appreciate it.

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2 Responses to If you’ve nothing better to do…

  1. Jac says:

    Do you pick up your book tomorrow, Thursday? How awesome that it’s nearly in your hands! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to read it. Maybe you could sneak up to the pulpit tomorrow when no one is looking.

  2. Jac says:

    P.S. You are a real author.