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I launched my book, 'Two White Queens and the One-Eyed Jack, during the pandemic and the usual launch and subsequent public readings were replaced by ZOOM events. Like so many others, I put on my performance face while sporting pajama bottoms beyond the computer-camera frame. At first, I felt ripped off. Isn't the launch, the moment we gather in celebration with friends, the reward for every writer after spending months and months writing in isolation? In time, though, I went from resenting the lack of human touch and face-to-face communication and celebration, to finding things to love about our virtual events. People could join from all over the world. ZOOM performances could be recorded. And I could imagine that it was more intimate than being on a stage, that anyone and everyone watching might well be with me, sharing thoughts, in my living room.

JUNCTION READS kicks off another season the September 26th at 5 PM and I am thrilled and honored to be the first author of the season. Apart from the interview and a reading, we are opening it all up so that anyone joining can be part of the conversation. We will talk about the creative process, inspiration, and how world events impact private journeys.

It s PWYC -- in other words pay anywhere between $0 - $20. A portion of the proceeds will go to mesothelioma research.

Hope to "see" you there!

Here is the link to join

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