3 Months of Believing

My memoir came out three months ago today, a time frame that feels both like an eternity and a millisecond. It feels both like I’ve always had a book out in the world and, at the same time, like it never happened.

Looking back over the past three months, I realize I’ve learned a few things through the readings and talks at bookstore and libraries, the panels at Wordplay, the online attention and podcast interviews, and the kind and harsh reviews. These life lessons may seem trite or saccharine, but, as a nonfiction writer, I can promise that they’re all true.

1. Family is everything

2. Sometimes people won’t understand you and that’s okay

3. Serendipity happens

4. People really do judge books by their covers

5. Introverts can have fun on stage but will need time to rest later

6. True friends support you no matter what

7. Sometimes helping is the opposite

8. Feel the pride

9. Get to work

10. Appreciate the moment

Audience activity at the book launch for  Magical Realism for Non-Believers

Audience activity at the book launch for Magical Realism for Non-Believers