The Garden Uprooted, Now Printing!

My publisher compared it to being a five year old waiting for Christmas morning.

Yeah, it kind of feels like that...

Since we're so close on the heels of publication, I've been busy with promoting. I created a facebook page, which I hope you'll "like!"

AND I'm fortunate enough to have been invited to read my poems and promote at some wonderful local venues. Here are a few events:

Wednesday, July 11th

I've been invited as featured poet for the Brownsville Poetry Pasta and Vino at Carino's Italian.

Alan Oak, fellow poet and English professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville, put this together and is M.Cing the event. If you happen to be in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, I hope you'll join me! Dr. Diana Dominguez and The Barrio Poet, Edward Vidaurre, will also be reading poetry, among others. I'll either be 1. selling a few last minute pre-orders or 2. MAYBE selling copies of The Garden Uprooted. How cool would that be?!

Here are the deets:
Wednesday, July 11th at 7pm
Carino's Italian Restaurant, on the covered patio
 2600 N Expressway, Brownsville, Texas 78520

Then, on Friday, July 13th I've got another event!

This one in McAllen. I'm going to be the featured poet at Music After Hours concert in the park. I'm excited! I love Bill Schupp Park; my parents live super close by. This one is sponsored by the City of McAllen and Sunfish Records. Come on out for some live music and of course, poetry! I think I'm the only poet, but as you can see, there are plenty of musicians on hand such as Emanuel Rodriguez, Branden Garcia, and Jake Cortez. 

There's Shawn Elliot, who was the featured poet at last month's event.

The following week, I'm heading off to San Antonio to read and sign books at Barnes and Noble (See side bar for deets) and THEN it's off to Houston. 

Yikes. I think after this summer's through, I'm rolling up in a ball and going on hiatus for awhile. 

But until then, I'll certainly see you around!