Today I got to do something awesome - I stopped by After Stonewall and set the date and time for launching Light. The book launch is listed here, and you'll need to R.S.V.P. if you're planning to attend (which, if you're local, I hope you'll do).
So that was truly awesome.
Now I just need to not be nervous and figure out what I'm going to do, and which passage to read, all that stuff.
No problem. Heh.
"This Just Isn't Working Out," by Zoe Whittall
Written as a series of e-mails, this is a lovely story of a life uncovered to the reader a piece at a time. It's done with empathy even as the reader gets a few cringe-worthy phrases peppered throughout what is otherwise a skillfully revealed portrait of this woman's life.
Each email moves things forward just a bit, while giving you a sense that this is not just a small decline or a subtle change in her life - this is a disintegration, and the e-mails invite the reader to witness this carefully curated vision from Zoe Whittall. It's cleverly done, and another example of how the stories in Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline take the notion of using social media and the internet culture to tell tales in a unique way. (That link, by the way, will take you to a giveaway for one of ten copies of the book. I'd suggest you click it.)