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martes, diciembre 06, 2005

Again, Shameless Commerce

Today in my secure, undisclosed location it is yet again snowing lightly. It is cold. The sun is blue. It's just the beginning of the dark, long months. We're not even up to the winter solstice. It does not look anything like this:

It's a long, wet, slushy slog from here to the first daffodils. But there are ways other than disorienting intoxication or covering your head with a pillow to get through this. Trust me.

There are a few I can offer.

First, come to a reading of The Dream Antilles. Two are coming up. This Friday, December 9, 2005 at Spotty Dog Books and Brew, Warren Street, Hudson, New York from 5 until 7 pm. In addition to the reading during Happy Hour, they have great beer and lots of it. And then on Saturday, there's a second reading, Saturday, December 17, 2005, at Red Maple Books, Harlemville, Ghent, New York from 2 to 4 pm. This will be fun. Red Maple Books is a brand new bookstore! At both you can buy The Dream Antilles, and I'll sign your books.

Which brings us to a second offer. The Winter Holidays (Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Solstice, etc.) are coming up. Most of these involve giving gifts. So give a gift that keeps on giving: send your friends The Dream Antilles, use it as a stocking stuffer, read it for assistance in making New Year's Resolutions, read it to distract yourself from the Season's miserable weather. You can order it at any of the local bookstores, and if they cannot get it for you quickly enough, there's always and Barnes and Noble. Not to mention about 75 other online sources you can find by googling The Dream Antilles. And even better, if you go to Amazon, they've at last installed a feature that lets you read from The Dream Antilles without buying anything! That's sure to whet your appetite for your own copy!

And finally, you can daydream the tropics. Start anywhere in this blog and move around. I hope this helps.