Reading at the Harvard Book Store is the most obvious validation I've had of my book baby, Seven Noble Knights. I've been planning this event since before my husband passed away so unexpectedly. I always thought he would come with me, be his wonderful supportive self, and take photos and videos. I had to look elsewhere for the support I needed, and am amazed and thrilled that I found it.
Of This Much I'm Sure; Jennifer S. Brown, author of Modern Girls; Rick Heller, author of Secular Meditation; and Maile Hulihan, author of the forthcoming comedy Trinity of Bitches. Their enthusiasm helped me focus on the wonderful things about the evening.
I wanted the audience to love my epic novel as much as I do, so I read from it with great gusto.
Want to see the reading in action? You can because of kindness and support from my college creative writing advisor and dear friend, who took the video.
Seven Noble Knights would make a great television series. I'm not the only one who thinks so!
On a side note, look at the book behind Nadine: The Regional Office is Under Attack! This is by Manuel Gonzales, with whom I'm going to have the honor of working this July at the Tin House Summer Workshop!
Nadine also spoke about the reliving/processing/healing effects of writing her memoir and I wondered if that was in my future, too.
|One of the prettiest city blocks in the entire USA|
Friends tell me my husband's spirit was there to witness this event that meant so much to me.
I know. It wouldn't have happened without him.
If you can't get enough Seven Noble Knights videos, don't miss the intimate reading of Chapter I—murder, mayhem, and machismo in just five minutes!