I’m happy to say that my new book, Atheist Tiki Hour: Your Guide to a Secular Blast, is now available in print.
It makes me giddy just saying “my Atheist Republic book.”
Click on the cover below to get your copy.
As ever, your reviews are extremely important and immensely appreciated. Please help me get to fifty reviews by Festivus! This number of reviews will increase the book’s visibility on Amazon (due to their logarithm doodad thingies). Even a line or two will make a huge difference.
The book has begun getting kind reviews, which goes straight to my heart.
Read The Crusty Sceptic‘s marvelous review on his blog here.
And look: eep!!
I shared that tweet because I thought his book and mine had a couple of things in common, and it helps, apparently, when you’re promoting a book (or at least trying to promote it), to compare it to a similar book or whatever. He has so many followers that I never imagined he’d even see it, let alone reply anything at all to it! I love his work and I think he’s absolutely terrific, so I was in shock when I saw his tweet appear in my notifications. It was so kind of him to do that.
I’m better at it than I used to be, but I still find promoting my work terribly difficult and exhausting. Fortunately, I have many beautiful supporters, like the one who recently sent me a direct message on Twitter that said, “I believe in you. I REALLY do. You deserve to be read.” I started crying.
Even though I often feel like an idiot for putting my books out there (who the fuck am I, you know? What makes me think I have anything worthwhile to say bla bla bla), I do it anyway, and the encouragement I get keeps growing. So I keep going.
Today, I updated my Goodreads profile for the first time in I can’t remember how long.
As you can see, I’m very serious about what I do.
Earlier this week, I took promotional photographs of myself.
The first day, I got going too late, but I managed to quickly snap a few neat pictures while the sun was setting.
As I wrote on Twitter, I looked like I was in a nondescript, late 60s neighbourhood on my way to bang Lana Del Rey or something.
The next day, I got started earlier, but when I went outside, I didn’t last long because it was so cold and windy (my camera lens fogged up when I returned inside).
I was often channeling my inner Tom Waits.
When I went back inside, I decided to take photos in my work space, which I’d never done, at least not with my good camera. And the light was great, so…
I had a lot of fun with the red devil horns and green suit. Oh, and the cigar is a Halloween prop.
Unfortunately, I also managed to catch the bug my partner had, a nasty head cold. So this was me yesterday, with Potion the nursemaid:
I’m starting to feel better, which is fantastic, because I hate taking cold medication.
In other news, I’ll be giving podcast interviews in the coming weeks. I’ll be keeping you updated, in the event you’d like to hear me ramble.
Speaking of which, I am now Miss Old Grumbly in Peachy Fiend‘s hilarious animated series Unicorn and Toast.
If you want to hear me ranting like a wacky old woman, watch the episode here.
It’ll soon be time for Quietus 2016. I’m looking forward to an intimate gathering (there’s going to be a dozen of us) with wonderful people in a fantastic setting.
That being said, I’m no longer entirely sure I’ll be able to go to MISTI next year, due to issues involving logistics and, frankly, exhaustion. I really don’t know at this point.
Right now, I’ve got my mind on more books, including another Atheist Republic title next summer, possibly.
I’ll be giving another talk at the Center For Inquiry in Ottawa at the start of December.
Welp, that’s all the latest! Thanks for playing 🙂
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor