Plans are exploding like Roman candles for book launches and parties celebrating the release by Oxford University Press of my new book. It can be pre-ordered now from Amazon or Borders, and is scheduled to be in bookstores and on Amazon.com by March 1. Beginning in April there will be book launches, celebrations, readings, half-day workshops and a couple of my usual five-day intensive workshops. On Friday, April 5 there will be a big shebang in Amherst -- an east coast launch the book, and a west coast launch and party in Berkeley on Saturday, April 27, co-sponsored by Pacific School of Religion and Amherst Writers West. Plans are also underway for an events in New York City, four cities in North Carolina, and possibly in Ontario.
After seven years of writing the book, another year of hoping for acceptance by Oxford, then a ninth year of working with editors, proof readers and indexer, I am convinced that this is the best work I have ever done. And I did not do it alone. I am deeply grateful to all of you who have supported me in the writing and in these past two years of near solitude as the final i’s were dotted and t’s crossed.
Please check upcoming events on my website calendar. I do hope to see you in the new year.