Preorders open for THEY SAID from Black Lawrence Press!

Image courtesy of BlackLawrence.com

Image courtesy of BlackLawrence.com

Happy National Poetry Month! I am pleased as punch to show you this beautiful-weird new cover for They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing—and more pleased than punch to announce that preorders are now open!! 

Poet-friend Isobel O'Hare and I co-wrote a poem that appears in here. You can read about our process in the back of the book once it makes its way to your hot little hands. The full list of contributors, advanced praise (including from the editors of ZYZZYVA—I swooned), and order link are in today's BLP announcement.


Image courtesy of younginklings.org

Image courtesy of younginklings.org

In other Poetry Month news, Society of Young Inklings interviewed me as their resident poet for their monthly newsletter, the Ink Splat. You can read about me writing poems for online communities as a teen, gushing about Matthew Zapruder, and being inspired by young writers here.

Publication announcement: "Cosmologies" in Vine Leaves anthology

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Today is the official release date for this handsome coffee-table book, Vine Leaves Literary Journal: A Collection of Vignettes from Across the Globe. It includes "Cosmologies," a vignette I wrote some years ago in a creative writing class with Kate Evans.

The prompt was "you are an astronaut," and while many in my class wrote madcap sci-fi adventures, I thought about how children can believe they are anything. I wrote from the perspective of a mother recognizing that she can still create magic for her young son, but she won't always be able to.

The book of vignettes and photography is available to order at various sites here. If you, like me, are obsessive about adding books to the "to-read" list in Goodreads, you can find and add it here.

Annnnd stay tuned for another book-related announcement soon!

Many Moons 2018 Vol 1 available for pre-order!

Image courtesy of visualmagic.info

Image courtesy of visualmagic.info

I've been helping the fabulous Sarah Gottesdiener with edits for the Many Moons series for the past year and a half or so . . . so I get a sneak preview of the goods before they're released! If you're not me, you don't have to wait long, though, to get your hands on the newest volume. Pre-orders are open now at Modern Women. 

If you're not familiar with Many Moons, it's a workbook with information, journal prompts, and rituals for the Moon phases of the year. Volume 1 runs January through June 2018. There are spells and meditations and affirmations and Tarot spreads specially formulated for the month, season, and Zodiac sign each Moon phase falls under, so you'll know when it's best to direct your energy toward a fresh, sparkling new project and when it's better to clean out the old (like clothes that don't fit anymore and all of the papers you've postponed shredding for the past six months, not that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything). 

For more information about Sarah G (@gottesss on IG) and Many Moons, visit the info page on visualmagic, and listen to these podcast interviews:

UPDATE 12/17:

I've gotten a lot of hits on this blog entry from people I assume are looking to order copies. The preorder has come and gone, and both the first and second printing are sold out on visualmagic.info. Sorry! I recommend checking the stockists list at the bottom of this page, and calling local shops listed there to see if the books are in stock—they may be in-store only, not listed on the website. 

Since I last posted, Sarah G. appeared on Lindsay Mack's Tarot for the Wild Soul podcast: "Interview with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, creator of Many Moons Workbook" [episode 17]. Enjoy the podcast, and best of luck in hunting down a copy <3

UPDATE 3/12/18:

I've gotten a few inquiries about remaining copies. I don't sell any through my website, but Sarah G. has a print-on-demand version available here. Happy reading!