A Book Launch Party: the After Effects

On the Ides of March, there was a book launch party for The Beach Poems. I started the day fearful that it would be an embarrassment, that so few people would come that the bookstore would lose money and the kind staff who supported this event would never want me to show my face there again. This is what the mind does – spiral and spiral until we are cringing at our own unworthiness.

Release Party sign for The Beach Poems

Fortunately, I was blessed to have an incredibly supportive core of women, part of the CWC-N board who assured me not only that they would be there (they put on the book launch party and made the entire thing a piece of cake, so that I could sweep in and not lift a finger), but that no matter who showed up, they were looking forward to an afternoon of sharing time together, listening to my poems and celebrating our love of all things literary.

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Alzheimer’s Discussion: the Upside to Aging Interviews the AlzAuthors Management Team

Top row: Ann Campanella, Molly LeGrand, Vicki Tapia. Bottom row: Kathryn Harrison and Jean Lee.

Thank you to Molly LeGrand, of the Upside to Aging for this wonderful interview with the members of the AlzAuthors Management Team.

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