I was interviewed by Kevin, from the “Friends of Kevin” radio show and I wanted to share it with you. =)
The ebook is finally available (at least on this website)! I’m still saving up the money to upload it Amazon/itunes but the same formats are available here, now. =)
IMPORTANT: If you click the “buy now” button below, you will be redirected to a page that allows you to download BOTH a .mobi file (for Kindle) AND an .epub file (for everything else). To put the ebook onto your Kindle e-reader, you can install the Kindle desktop app to your computer and once the file is moved there, it will sync with your kindle. For ipads, the Kindle app shows up under Apps in iTunes. You can drag .mobi files into its Documents directory and they show up in the Kindle app as a Document (important to note, if you display only Books it won’t show up. you have to display either All or Documents). There is also an app called Stanza that is an .epub reader app.
As promised, here is the transcript of the interview on herfuture.com
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I had an interview with Macha Einbender on herfuture.com.
Link to it here. Transcript to come. . .
It seems like so long ago that I started writing Just a Girl from Kansas, and in many ways it was. So now that I’ve finished — it’s been uploaded to the printer — I’m in a bit of shock. How can it be that something I’ve been working toward for so long is finally here? I’m not sure, but it is.
Here is the a peek at the advanced reading copy:
And if you’re interested in preordering a copy (it comes out in April), you may do so here:
I should also mention there will be an e-book soon. If you want to hold out for the electronic version I COMPLETELY understand.
I thought people might like to know the copyedited and designed proof for the book has been received! (You can see some samples below; clicking will enlarge the text.) It won’t be long until this baby is out! For people who donated to my kickstarter campaign, that means January. For bookstores that means April.
So I figured it was high time I updated people on the status of my book. We’re getting close! I sent the manuscript to the typesetter last week and it will be out for general release in 2012, which considering this is November, is not too far away.
And here are two more goodies, a low-resolution version of the cover:
And here is a summary of what the book is about:
Just a Girl from Kansas is one woman’s journey along the yellow brick road of guys, gurus, and goodies. Rebekah kept getting signs to move to San Francisco and finally one day she paid attention. She packed two suitcases and a backpack and flew to California with no job, no place to live, only $2,000 in the bank, and little idea of what would happen next.
In this true story she learns to trust the universe, works through her issues, overcomes addiction, and tries to win the affections of a man whose smile is known to turn women to mush. Come with her on her journey and find out what happens when one woman has the guts to pursue her dreams.
Last week I was in the Missouri side of Kansas City (a suburb to be exact) and couldn’t resist driving into Kansas. I was so close after all. I asked a friend to go on a random road trip with me and he agreed. We drove along the highway through intermittent rain showers and the closer we got to Kansas the more my heart started to expand. It felt bigger, wider, thicker. I felt excited but also at peace, like there was nowhere else I was supposed to be at that moment in time. Our adventure could be considered pretty boring by most people – after all we only went to Whole Foods and then walked around a park – but it was enough for me.
Whenever I tell people the title of my book they’re surprised or ask, “Are you really from Kansas considering you left when you were three?” On this trip I found the answer was yes. Standing in line at the Whole Foods checkout I felt a kinship with those around me. A common energy thrummed through my body. Even though the person in front of me was gay, and one of the cashiers was black, and there were all sorts of people who on paper are nothing like me, I still felt a similarity. Just being in Kansas for that hour and a half I sank into the ground and felt my roots. I saw my personality reflected in bits and pieces from those we passed. It’s hard to explain but I felt like I fit. Even though I hadn’t been there in 23 years. Even though I was raised in North Carolina, I felt like a Kansas girl. I have no intention of actually moving to Kansas but the trip felt divinely inspired.
I’m so glad the universe arranged this opportunity for me, gave me this poetic synchronicity. On the year my book is coming out I made it back to Kansas and grasped where I came from.