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Leave it to a writer to neglect to mention where to buy her book. Seems like I’ve done exactly that. Since a number of friends have asked in the last few days, I’ve made a list of where to buy How to Talk to Rockstars.
And thanks for reading! I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, email me directly or leave a review on GoodReads or Amazon.
• You can buy How to Talk to Rockstars from me directly right here.
• You can buy it from the publisher, Logosophia Books.
• If you’re in Western North Carolina, you can buy it from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (they have autographed copies) and at City Lights Bookstore. Have a favorite local bookstore elsewhere? Ask them to stock it!
• You can buy at the usual online retailers: Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
• And if you’re on GoodReads, follow me there — I’ll be announcing a giveaway soon!
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Marcianne Miller from Rapid River recently interviewed me about How to Talk to Rockstars. Her full story is here.
Here’s an excerpt:
When I asked Alli for her definition of a rockstar, she gave me such an extraordinary answer that it changed my whole conception of what music means to people “A rockstar is an archetype,” she says, “a persona and image, a kind of performance art created to remind audiences of our own inner wildness, the life of the soul that is greater than day-to-day mundaneness.” To follow that idea even farther, she adds, “I’d say a rockstar is almost shamanic, connecting to the creative source and channeling that energy to the audience…there is a sense of ritual around concerts and festivals. These are the places we go to escape our ordinary lives and participate in a dream of something more magnificent. It’s where we recharge, find community, feel free. And rockstars are the conductors of those ceremonies.”
I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for all of the support (financial and otherwise) for my Indiegogo campaign. I successfully met and exceeded the goal, thanks to you! In fact, the full amount was raised just after the three-week mark. Incredible!
Today is the final day of the campaign, so if you still wanted to be part of it, click this link. There are still some cool perks up for grabs, including signed books and homemade cookies. There are also two band bios (to be written by me) remaining, at a one-time discount rate of $100. Just in case you’re in need of such a thing.
Readings and author events for How to talk to Rockstars start this week! Find the schedule here.
A sweet (and stealthy) writeup on How to Talk to Rockstars, the Indiegogo campaign and the book launch, from my co-worker Kat McReynolds. Read it here.