More good news!

Which is, as I was just saying to a friend on Twitter, a nice change from the rest of the news this week. (Can’t stop thinking about the workers who stayed at the Fukushima plant.) But on to the good news: Alcestis is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Debut Fiction! When…

Final Goodreads reminder

The deadline for entering the Goodreads giveaway of three paperback copies of Alcestis is tonight! There are, as I post this, about twelve and a half hours showing on the countdown clock on the site (apparently the widget is a little slower to update?): Goodreads Book Giveaway Alcestis by Katharine Beutner Giveaway ends March 15,…

More miscellany

Still recovering from my busy week, and now from spring forward, too. Mostly I spent the latter half of the week reading — I finally finished The Ambassadors, then read Jessica Stern’s Denial: A Memoir of Terror, then Cynthia Ozick’s Foreign Bodies. (I put up short reviews on my Goodreads page if you’re curious.) I’ve…

A meme

It’s been forever since I’ve done a meme like this, but I’ve seen this book meme circulating and I’m brain-fried enough to need some structure for my content this evening. So! The book I am reading: I’m about 3/4 of the way through The Ambassadors, which I’d tried once before and hadn’t gotten into. I…

Whew.

Just to get this out of the way: paperback giveaway! Go to it! I have brain-drain from lots of dissertation chapter editing, so it’s mostly links tonight: Paul Ford on the fundamental question of the Internet: why wasn’t I consulted? Advice about writing workshops from USC professors. The last unknown victims of the Triangle Waist…

Body talk

I love doing giveaways on Goodreads — there’s something delightful about watching the number tick up as more people enter. Right now the giveaway’s only actually been accessible for three days, I think, and more than 360 people have requested the book. (Last year’s ARC giveaway got up to over 1000, I think.) I’d rather…

‘Alcestis’ paperback giveaway!

I have a nice big box of Alcestis paperbacks from my publisher, so I’ve decided to give away three copies on Goodreads. Goodreads Book Giveaway Alcestis by Katharine Beutner Giveaway ends March 15, 2011. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win To enter to win a copy, just log on to Goodreads and…

Paperback birthday

Today is the official release of Alcestis in paperback! In the year since the hardback release, I’ve: had a book launch party (photos here) read at a college read in Ashland, Oregon, met with a book club there, and filmed an interview/reading with a local book TV program read at Wiscon read at ArmadilloCon in…

Drama!

If you tried to visit this site over the weekend and got an “attack site” or “badware” warning from Google or Firefox, my apologies — somebody managed to sneak an iframe into a couple of pages on the site. But now everything is shiny, new, and clean, just in time for Alcestis to launch in…