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From December 1 to January 1, my 2013 anthology The Night is Starry will be $12.00 (plus shipping if you want it shipped).

They make great gifts for grandmothers and bookworms in general, and if you’re interested in supporting a local, self-publishing, university-student author, this is your chance! If you want them signed with a personal message, well, that’s pretty easy for me to do, and your grandma might find it cool she has a signed book.

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This is the last batch of hard copies of this anthology I plan on having printed, and there are about 20 copies left. I would love to have them sold by the end of 2014 so I can move onto my next hard copy writing project.

Profit from these last copies of The Night is Starry will be going towards my trip to the UK in 2015 and towards the printing of my next publication.

If you’re interested in buying a copy (or more than one!) you can email me at libby.maire@gmail.com and we can arrange either a pick-up location if you live in the area, or have it shipped to you. 🙂

Xoxoxo,

Libby

I wrote a book. It’s pretty.

Well, my face-to-face advertising skills aren’t the best, but it’s true. I did write a book. And I happen to be of the opinion that is pretty.

It must be working, too, because with the “official” release of The Night is Starry yesterday (though I’ve been selling books to friends and family since last week) I’ve sold 13 copies and have orders for 22 more.

13+22=35

I only had 32 copies printed.

Hmmm.

Should I get 30 more printed?

These are the questions that plague me.

But the day is beautiful and fall is coming and it’s an excellent time of day to go lay under a tree and read Emma. Or perhaps write a short story for my next anthology. Or sew a dress. And make some tea.

What are you up to on this fine August day? 🙂

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Sneak Peak: THE NIGHT IS STARRY

They're finished!
They’re finished!

Yesterday I picked up my anthologies from the printer. They are things of beauty. I mean, I did find one typo in them so far, but…the Typo Gods are never totally unforgiving. And I can fix it for the digital edition (which is closer to being published!). Info on where to get a print copy will be posted soon! In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside. This is a poem called BONES.

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Angles, steep

Tracing over the bones

Holding you together

The knots of hardness in your fingers

That move as if to some beat only

You hear;

To the snap and rotation of your wrist

And straight, smooth lines of

The arms you open.

In these arms I fit.

The indents of your collarbone

Against my face

The point of your chin

Resting firmly on the top of my hair

You shift, and the hollows of your face

Roll atop my head

The imperfect perfection of your nose

Inhaling my scent

As I inhale your scent through

The plates of your chest, over your heart.

The curve of your ribcage

Meeting the pieces of your spine,

Growing to become smooth

Shoulder blades

That roll as you adjust the

Grip on my hips.

Angles

So many angles you are made of

Long and short

Fierce and gentle

Hollow and grabbing

Radiating warmth and

Structure

Around me.

These are what you are made of

The bones under your skin

The sticks and stones

Knuckles

Blades

Joints

Angles

Making the familiar shape of your

Face

Both comforting and terrifying

Thrilling and calming

These are the shapes I

Dream of

The ones that tame

Darkness and bring

Warmth

Light

Safety.

Your angles

And mine

Match.

You were made for me

And perhaps I’ve been lucky enough

To have been made

For you.

The Night is Starry — Coming Soon!

Hey guys!

Covers are done, final edits are completed (I’m praying to the grammar gods that we didn’t miss any blatant errors), documents converted, and the manuscript will be sent off tonight!

It won’t be long now before the coil-bound version of The Night is Starry is available for purchase! A digital version will be made available later in the summer, and I’ll keep you updated on that.

It’s quite exciting, self-publishing for the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last! Already I’m bursting with new ideas and stories to share, and I can’t wait for Night to be published so I can start some other projects for you.

As for blogging, if you follow my other little place on the Internet (Let Them Grumble), then you’ll know that I’m on a blogging hiatus. It was simply taking too much of my time to both maintain a blog and really make progress on writing my novel(s), but with this website I’ll attempt to update you on forthcoming projects and perhaps the occasional personal ramble or two.

Happy reading and writing, and may all your adventures be successful!

Libby