The book adventure continues — thanks for joining along for the ride!
I’m running behind on this week’s blog. I was hoping to write something on Sunday, but Uncle duties called and kiddos took over! But that’s okay as it has been a very full-on week already.
I continue to spread the word about Deficient, and I have a few exciting events in pipeline. In prepping for these, I’ve been able to visit some fantastic independent bookstores in New Jersey.
One is Sparta Books (@spartabooks on Instagram), which is selling copies of Deficient. I recently visited them to restock their shelves, since they sold out of books. I love that my high school English teacher, Barbara Hays, bought the last one!
Sparta Books is a beautiful space with passionate, book-loving staff and a peaceful vibe that calms the mind. I’ll be having a book signing there on Sunday, October 22nd from 1 to 3pm. If you are in the area, please come on by. It will be great to see you.
I also had the pleasure of traveling to Spring Lake on the Jersey Shore to check out Thunder Road Books (@thunderroadbooks on Instagram).
I am looking forward to doing a book event and signing at Thunder Road Books on December 2nd. More information to come on that soon. If you plan on swinging by, I can recommend a great place for the best coffee in town (Driftwood, next door to Thunder Road Books). The bookstore is also in walking distance of the beach and boardwalk in case you’d like some very brisk winter air that time of year.
Finally, last week I shared Deficient at La Fiesta celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Roxbury Public Library (@roxlibrary on IG) in my hometown. It was surreal to visit the library after more than twenty years, and it has changed for the better. There is a vibrancy to it now and a sense of community, connectedness, and curiosity. Congratulations to Radwa and the team for all you have done to make the library such a special place.
La Fiesta was a great success, and the turnout was tremendous. A big thank you to Edna Cervantes for organizing the delicious food, live music, and energizing Zumba.