Reassurance & catch-up

First of all, I was nowhere near campus earlier this week when the shooter opened fire — I was still in Oregon, on the last day of a nice long visit with my mother, who turned 60 this week. I was, however, emailing back and forth with my dissertation director, who was stuck in his…

ArmadilloCon reminder

Just a reminder that I will be reading, signing, and speaking on panels at ArmadilloCon in north Austin this weekend. At the Broad Universe reading, I’ll likely read the prologue from Alcestis, and at my own half-hour reading I plan to read the beginning of “The Former Hero,” my gothicky Much Ado About Nothing ghost…

ArmadilloCon 32 events

I just got my preliminary ArmadilloCon 32 schedule, so if you’re able to make it to Austin at the end of the month and want to see me read, sign, or talk on a panel, you’re in luck! My events are all on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29. The con is at the…

Moving, minus books

As I mentioned last week, we’re in the process of moving — much of our stuff is over at the new place, but my books are not, yet. I feel very odd without them. Now that it’s been a while since we moved out of our little north campus cottage, I sometimes have fantasies of…

Book launch party video

I’ve just uploaded the video Travis recorded at my book launch party to Vimeo, so you can now watch and listen as I read the prologue to Alcestis and talk a bit about the content of the book. Feel free to share this video, too! ALCESTIS reading — Katharine Beutner from Katharine Beutner on Vimeo.

Links and news

It’s a bullet-point kind of day, I’m afraid. First up, Alcestis news! Earlier this week, I was interviewed by Kate Ergenbright of UT’s newspaper, the Daily Texan. Photos from the book launch party are here, in case you missed them. Don’t forget about the AuthorBuzz giveaway of five signed copies of the book: details here.…

Book launch photos

Today I got a shiny CD from my friend Kristin, who took wonderful photos of the Alcestis book launch party last Sunday at BookPeople. T. says that I should do a Wesley Willis-style description of the event: “I read at BookPeople. About thirty or forty people were at the show. It was a rocking good…

Launch party day

I’m getting ready to head over to BookPeople in an hour or so to set up for my launch party, but before I go, I wanted to share the guest post I wrote for Wonders & Marvels, a great blog about history. Wonders & Marvels will also be offering copies of Alcestis in a giveaway,…