Kirkus reviews my book

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Well this is a thrill. Kirkus Reviews wrote a lovely review of my forthcoming book. It’s a bit of an out-of-body-experience to read the nice things a complete stranger has to say about my stories. They were so private when I wrote them, and now they are out in the world. The book doesn’t come out until May, so this is a trade review for bookstores and people who want to pre-order the book. This is certainly a lovely way to begin this book’s life in the world.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/n-west-moss/the-subway-stops-at-bryant-park/ 

The Galleys are in

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The galleys for my forthcoming book (The Subway Stops at Bryant Park) came in the mail this week. What a thrill. The book comes out officially in May, but now is when we begin to try to create a buzz for the book. I’m sending galleys to something called “long lead” publishers – those publishers who need a long lead time in order to publish a review. So I’m sending them out with personal letters to places like The New York Times Book Review (a girl can dream), as well as venues that might want to sell the book, or places where I might do a reading (libraries, bookstores, cafes, etc.) If you know of any that I should be contacting, say the word.