@prose_and_palate's March Book Picks over @ SheReads! (and she took the beautiful pic above!)
While reading, I came across the idea of a fugue, a piece of music that intertwines several different voices, some of them repetitious, and then a voice drops out. That’s exactly what I needed to do when I was putting this book together.
I wrote abt my crush on Matthias Schoenaerts and crushes in gen over @ Lenny Letter. Such a beautiful illustration by Chrissy Curtin! And thank you to Jessica Grose and Jack Jones Literary Arts and Hub City Press and my super-agent, Kerry D'Agostino for making magic happen! <3
Though I was blown away by Cotillard’s performance, in truth, I only watched Rust and Bone originally because of Matthias Schoenaerts, the actor who works alongside her. I have a crush on him. My celebrity crushes are emotional rescue when the world is too much. Like a security blanket or a warm mug of tea, they serve a right, proper, selfish purpose — one piece of the puzzle to your girl’s chill, emotional well-being.
I think often of escaping from noise. Wherever I am, I like to sit by windows, doors. I like knowing how to get away when I need to get away. I’m easily startled and I hate loud sounds. I don’t mind natural loud noises like thunder or rain or wind; I love the deep rattle of a summer storm, the drip and birdsongs afterward in rainbow light. There is a cocky rooster a couple houses down from us and I love hearing him—that’s a Kentucky, country kind of quiet I love. Can I find the away-from-the-city, Kentucky quiet I’m used to when I’m in a busy urban area like Atlanta? Virginia? North Carolina? South Carolina? Arkansas? Tennessee? Anywhere? Everywhere?
I got my box of W&R hardbacks in the mail and they are SO BEAUTIFUL! !!!
OTHER W&R NEWS!
-Book Riot's 10 March New Releases To Put On Hold @ The Library Right Now
-Book Bub's 17 New Books for Jodi Picoult Fans Coming in 2018
-Alternating Current/The Coil's Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018
-African Book Addict's 2018 New Releases to Anticipate
-Vroman's Bookstore's Most Anticipated Books In 2018
-Book Bub's 17 Heartbreaking Books Coming In 2018
-Book Bub's 23 New Books You'll Be Dying To Talk About
-Princeton Book Review's Books To Read Next
-Geekster's 10 Books To Look Forward To In 2018 (in Dutch!)
-SheRead's 2018's Books By Diverse Writers
EXACTLY ONE MONTH FROM TODAY WHISKEY & RIBBONS WILL BE FOR SALE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD! XO
WHISKEY & RIBBONS is listed on The Millions MOST ANTICIPATED: THE GREAT 2018 BOOK PREVIEW! Thank you so much to Nick Ripatrazone for including me!
WHISKEY & RIBBONS is also listed over @ The Book Riot 10 MARCH NEW RELEASES TO PUT ON HOLD AT THE LIBRARY RIGHT NOW! Thank you to Liberty Hardy for including me!
WHISKEY & RIBBONS is listed over @ Texas Book Festival 2018 Reads! Thank you Julie Wernersbach!
And thank you to Steph Post for including WHISKEY & RIBBONS in her Great 2018 Spring Book Preview!
WHISKEY & RIBBONS is a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance OKRA PICK for WINTER 2018 which is super-awesome! And W&R was also included on this lovely list over @ The Rumpus WHAT TO READ WHEN 2018 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
The Oxford American KY Music Issue Launch was amaze and so much fun! I loved everylittlething abt it. And the next day, Sturgill Simpson tweeted @ me abt it which was just icing on the cake. Thank you, Sturgill. I LOVE YOU. You can read my essay AIN'T HALF BAD @ Oxford American. Longreads featured my essay over on their site which was a real treat! And so did The Sunday Long Read! Thanks y'all! Also, I wrote abt my writing space over @ the Split Lip blog and I wrote abt Otis Redding over @ Memoir Mixtape! Pls do sign up for my TinyLetter so I can send you loveletters abt books and words and and. Only abt THREE MONTHS until WHISKEY & RIBBONS is out in the world! <3