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I woke up this morning and tried to make coffee. Tried and failed. My mother saved me, fixing the pot and pouring me a new cup. Then I hastened out the door for my friend’s (Josh Alves’) book signing in Downtown Bangor. The CoeSpace storefront he had rented made the perfect backdrop to my illustrator/writing ally’s reading and signing of Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler, And The Town A Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

book releaseIt was nice to be the guest for a change, to be able to support someone else, to see so many new and old friends, to mix and mingle like a native–which I guess I am. Throughout college I was so busy that I never really felt connected to my hometown. All that is changing.

One of the coolest things about the signing was that Josh not only signed. He also drew a doodle for each of us, with a special message included. Mine was a star–a tribute to the constellation Orion and my own book, Mark of Orion. What a neat touch! It makes me wish I could draw…

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It seems like when my posts have been absent I always come back to you and say that I have been sick. And every time, including this one, it has been true. But the expectant fans of Asandra have no need to fear for things are progessing along rapidly for the November release date–largely thanks to the incredible efforts of my mother, manager, assistant, editor and friend, Judy.

Issym is now available for purchase at Borders in Bangor, Maine. Asandra will be there as soon as it is released. The book signing will be November 26–Black Friday–from 9-1(tentative) at Lambs Book and Bible. We are still hoping to hold a book release event sometime that weekend for friends, family and interested members of the local community. Asandra’s cover is almost finished and is looking great. I was very excited to see a draft and am flying back to Maine to meet with the illustrator next weekend.

I was also asked to come in as a guest speaker for a media class that I took as a student last year. This is a thrilling time, indeed! And although everything seems to be going well I am not saying that it has been or is easy. Mixing college and company is not simple. It takes dedication and the ability to say no to a lot of fun stuff. It takes late nights, early mornings, short lunch breaks and no restful Saturdays. It takes persevering through your paper and then your next chapter, while answering an email that you might not want to answer well into the early hours of the morning (I am thankful for an understanding roommate). Be warned! But it is so worthwhile.

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