Today, February 2, is Imbolc, a seasonal celebration marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, led by Brigid, Bride of Spring, keeper of the flame that lights our way into the planting season.
When I was nine, I chose St. Brigid as my patron saint. Though I no longer practice in the Catholic tradition, I’m devoted to Brigid, to all she represents: home and hearth, alchemy and inspiration, poetry. It seems fitting that (although not consciously planned) my debut story collection, THEY COULD LIVE WITH THEMSELVES (Press 53) became available for pre-order on this auspicious day. Signed copies will be shipped in late March.
THEY COULD LIVE WITH THEMSELVES will be on sale at the Press 53 table at 2016 AWP Conference in LA on March 31-April 2, 2016, where I will be signing books.
The official PUB DATE is May 3rd, National Press 53 Day.
Throughout the rest of the year, we will be hosting readings, classes, and events in the Northeast and beyond.
As light returns to the northern hemisphere, my linked stories will be birthed into the world. Meanwhile I’m enjoying the thrill and the mystery!