Monday was Publication Day, when my novel, Love Songs of the Revolution, officially hit the virtual bookshelves. Soon to be literal bookshelves.
I really hit the jackpot with this beautiful cover designed by Ryan W. Bradley. He tells me he used covers from 1960s Graham Greene books as his inspiration. What a coincidence - I love Graham Greene.
The big announcement from the publisher, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP), describes my novel as an "unusually intelligent spy thriller." I sent out my own announcement of the book and the upcoming launch party on June 28 (yes, you are invited too!) to my legions of friends, family and fans.
Even in the run-up to the publication date, the book has already started getting a bit of attention like this review, a notice and this reader's list that places me near Kathleen Rooney's O, Democracy, which is also on my to-read list.
Love Songs of the Revolution is now available as an e-book, in paperback and in a deluxe, handmade hardback edition (can't wait to get my hands on that version!). You can order it online right now. Or if you're in the LA area, come pick it up at my launch party at Skylight Books. Buy it there and your purchase will also support one of the best independent bookstores in all of Southern California. Heck, it's one of the best in the U.S.
I thought about posting a picture of a cigar with this blog, symbolizing the birth of my book. Then I decided that was a little too obvious. Anyway, when is a cigar just a cigar? So instead I'll close this blog with a bit of graffiti wisdom I ran across on the drive through beautiful Wadi Mujib in Jordan. Happy reading!
Lately I've been making zines. For a limited time, you can see my first zine on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Read more.