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IMG_2185This month is becoming a bit too intense, which is what happens when I try to do too many things at once. The self-publication of The Deep is moving forward, which means I’ve been communicating with designers and illustrators and filmmakers (for the trailer). I’ve been looking around for people to help me fact check some things in the novel, and have been really lucky that my friends and colleagues are willing to lend a hand. Yesterday another friend told me about a fellowship that’s perfect for me—but the deadline is November 1. Can I grade three sets of papers, judge an African children’s literature competition, teach my three classes, coordinate the publication of my novel, present in two friends’ classes, conduct research in the UK, AND get this application done? It’s daunting.

Still, last weekend I took my camera up to Grand Army Plaza and snapped some shots for the book trailer. I finally have a door of my own! This one is on the outside of the triumphal arch at Grand Army Plaza. After reading magical books as a child and wishing I could find my own portal to another world, I’ve written a book about a black girl who does just that! I’ve got about ten beta readers looking at the novel. I hope they find it as compelling to read as it was to write…

This morning I got an email from the Carl Brandon Society list. I knew John Jennings had made up this graphic because he posted it on Facebook a while ago. But apparently you can now buy a number of items from this site. Not sure how I feel about being on this list. Not sure I belong…

Whenever I feel this stressed out, I wish I really did have a door that I could slip through and disappear for a while…

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