I’ve taken the plunge and nailed down a date for introducing my book, Broken Consciousness: Reflections of an Epileptic. On Thursday, March 28, at 7:00, at our local library, I will be talking about how I came to write poems about the epilepsy I’ve had since I was twelve years old. Our library director supports local authors and she has been gracious and generous in arranging this event for me.
A student I taught when she was in fourth grade (a talented writer even then) contacted me on Facebook and said both she and her mom are coming. That is very satisfying. I’ll have to count my books to make sure I have enough for a nice book table for selling.
Since my book is rather short (80 pages), I think I’ll read only one poem from the book itself, and share other poems I have written about living with epilepsy.
Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can be calm as I talk, and answer people’s questions with confidence.
March 28…I have more than enough time to plan.