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On Reading Aloud

Two nights, two readings, two launch parties, two great independent bookstores with every seat taken and people standing among stacks and in doorways. Some words to describe this: exciting, gratitude-inducing, terrifying. I’d been given variable advice about reading my work: read for twenty minutes, then take questions and read something else at the end; don’t [...]

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Let The Readings Begin

It’s been a good 24 hours since the book launched – a really good 24 hours! A History of the Present Illness has been getting some great reviews and attention. Here’s a selection: 7×7 Roundup: This Week’s Top Literary Events Heatherlo Book Addiction: A History of the Present Illness by Louise Aronson Bookdout: Review: The History of The [...]

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A Book Is Born

Today is the day. A History of the Present Illness is on shelves in bookstores and but a click or download away online. The official publishing term for this day is launch. To me, it more closely resembles a birth. Certainly the path to this point has included sweat and blood and tears. Equally certain, [...]

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