Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inertia: Final Pre-Publication Installment!

Here is the last little bit of Chapter One... I can't believe it's already time to post this.  Ya' gotta' buy the book to read the rest! : ) Enjoy, and follow the link here to pre-order through Northshire Bookstore (yes, they ship internationally!). You can also pre-order from Amazon starting later this week. You may click the text below for easier viewing.  Happy reading!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Incongruity, Gratitude, and Prayers for Japan

I have meant to write, for days, about Japan.The incongruity of that disaster with what blooms here in Vermont as the glorious aftermath of ice storms: glistening ice-slicked branches that catch the light just so. Three Japanese people have fed themselves to the machine in order to lift countless others from its maw--does heroism emerge by degrees? Is one born with that seed in them? So that it is activated by need: today, I will give myself away. What prompts it? Is it urgency, or a slow-growing love of humanity that germinates into such an act? Incongruous, too, is the way my own life blossoms into snow and sunlight--a million glistening promises blanketed over still-warm earth, while an enormous wave of saltwater, an entire ocean of grief, lifts itself up and over entire cities, swallows them in its voracious hunger. Oh. I must go in gratitude, with a million prayers swelling in my quiet heart. Blessings to you, my Japanese brothers and sisters. May your bodies heal, your hearts expand with light, your land re-emerge renewed. Namaste.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Inertia Installment #10

Here is the second to last installment of Chapter One in Inertia the novel. Only one left, and then it'll be about two and a half weeks to go-time! In this tiny clip, Angela's narrative has nearly reached its end.

 Thank you to all of you who have been reading faithfully. I hope to see you on April 16th at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT! Tune in again next week for the final installment of Chapter One. Click on the text below, if you like, for easier viewing, and please hit "share" if you like what you read! Mahalo!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Inertia Installment #9!

Getting so close to the end of Chapter One...and to the reading/signing event at 7pm at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester on April 16th. Everyone is invited for this, and then afterward to Sugar & Spice in Stratton Village for the after party chez Smaranda! Enjoy. Click the text below for easier viewing...and please hit the "Share" button if you like what you're reading here!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Inertia Installment #8

I can't believe it's already time for the 8th installment of Inertia...and that the release is less than 6 weeks away! Here, Angela continues her narrative in Chapter One. Enjoy! (Click the text below for easier viewing).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inertia Installment #7!

Aloha Reader Friends! Here is the 7th installment of Inertia the novel. As the release date draws near, we approach the end of Chapter 1.  In this passage, Angela continues her narrative. Enjoy, and please share it if you like what you read! (Click on the text below for easier viewing).