Monthly Archives: September 2013

#117–3rd Florence Festival of Books . . .

The big day, Saturday September 28, finally arrived and so did a big storm––a really big storm. Obviously, I forgot to memo Mother Nature. Of the 91 participants, seven cancelled at the last moment due to the weather. For the … Continue reading

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#116–Behind the scenes . . .

  Getting a major festival of any kind together is an undertaking involving several people and a lot of work. The Florence Festival of Books (FFOB) is no exception. These past couple weeks, I’ve spent at least four days each … Continue reading

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#115–Squeezing it in . . .

Once you’ve got your books out there, you can’t just say, “That’s done!” and forget about them. If a bookstore or other venue calls and wants more, you need to send or deliver right away. You can’t let it go, … Continue reading

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#114–Feels like I’m writing a book . . .

Last time I felt like this, I was in the middle of writing Crossings. Once again, a book has taken over my life. Every spare moment during the day, I’m working on my Arcadia Press book about the history of … Continue reading

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