Vroom, vroom! I'm revving my writerly engine and getting ready to start writing my new nonfiction book on Kindle publishing on Monday. I'm excited, and interested to see where this one takes me. This will be my second through Atlantic Publishing. They've been fantastic to work with, and I'm happy that I get to work with the same editor I had for my book on children's publishing. There's something to be said for getting to know an editor's style and tastes, and working with the same person over the course of multiple projects.
Speaking of publishers, I'm looking forward to seeing my first poetry chapbook, "Light and Trials of Light," from Finishing Line Press, in January 2010. Apparently, there is going be a cover change, due to the rich blacks of the current cover bleeding. But hey, that's alright. I've got a plan B, and C, and D, and... My preorder sales period ends November 30, and I want to extend a hearty thank you to everyone who has supported my pressrun by preordering my chapbook. If you have not purchased your copy, please do so by visiting http://www.finishinglinepress.com/NewReleasesandForthcomingTitles.htm
On another exciting note, I have finally worked through many, many bugs that at times made me think Prick of the Spindle's first podcast would never see the light of an mp3 format, but at long last! with the help of some un-obvious software, a great microphone, and a very patient and flexible author, Podcast No. 1 will be available soon at http://www.prickofthespindle.com. Don't miss my interview with Meg Pokrass, coming soon.
Also, if you're a member of the Fictionaut community for writers, be sure to give my newest story a read. It's not often I get around to writing stories lately--something I've long been wanting to change--but let me know what you think. Read it here: http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/cynthia-reeser/the-taste-in-my-mouth Warning: it's very dark. Not for the faint of heart, or the easily offended. It's also nonfiction.