Monday, December 07, 2009

Calm Before the Storm

Yesterday, we had our first real snow of the season (see photos from previous post). Not too long after taking the photos, I was shoveling snow! Still, the first snow is lovely. The kids played around until Ella's hands were too cold from eating handfuls of it.


On Saturday, I caught up with the Bagel Bards, a group of Boston-area poets who meet every Saturday at a local Au Bon Pan to discuss all things poetry. I hadn't been in a few months, so it was nice to catch up with them. This time, I brought a friend, Jennifer Jean, a talented poet and teacher who is co-host of Thursday's Theatre of Words and Music, a reading series in Salem, MA.

These poets and writers not only talk poetry, they have started presses and organized reading series. And it's just fun talking about "the who's who and the what's what" with these folks.


Check out a poem by the beautiful and talented poet Colleen Michaels is Literary Mama titled "The Last Bath of the First Snow"


Also, check out Maya Ganesan's interview at Color Online. She's an amazing young talent who has published her first book, Apologies to an Apple.


Busy, busy week ahead. I just know it.


Much of my time spent recently has been in the promotion of Underlife. Whew! It's not enough to write the book, but I'm spending a lot of time building profiles on Amazon and with other booksellers, sending out press releases, and arranging blog tours. I'm enjoying the challenge, but gosh there's always something to do.


Did I mention that Underlife ships today?


Jessie Carty said...

What is the best way for one to get a signed copy of Underlife? :)

January said...


(I'll backchannel you later tonight.)

Collin Kelley said...

Yes, unfortunately, much time must be devoted to promotion and prep for the release of a book. It does suck away time from actual writing, but there's nothing to be done about it. You just have to dig in. Can't wait to read Underlife!

Maya Ganesan said...

(Thanks for linking to the interview! :))

Congrats on Underlife! I hope I get to read it sometime soon :)


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