Wait, wait. What the heck happened to January?

It’s been such a hectic past few months! The manuscript for the new book went in at the end of December, so I’ve been busy tying up loose ends. January came in bearing many joys for me. The Lace Reader continues to create awe-inspiring hubbub. The Lace Reader won the General Fiction contest in the New England Book Festival, which was hosted down in Boston a couple weekends ago. It’s also the January Book Club Pick, and was selected in Reading Group Choices 2010. Successes continue to be humbling.

Hope you all had a restful and fulfilling holiday season. A very Happy New Year to you and your families (though at this point, my wishes are a month late). Winter is considered a time of death and hibernation, the time of slumber before spring and the earth is reborn. I continue to work hard for the release of The Map of True Places on May 4th, just in time for spring. You can check out the website via the link, if you haven't already, to read an excerpt from the book. Spring is, in my opinion, the perfect time for a new book. I am just so excited.

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

Keep an eye on the blog, as well as my Facebook and Twitter pages, as I’ll be posting upcoming events. I’m headed to Florida soon for vacation, but once back, things should be slingshotting into motion again. Always on my mind, those in Haiti. My warmest thoughts go out to them during this horrific trial they must live through.