Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Lines from the Old Line State Has Arrived

I got my box full of books last week, and they look so pretty stacked neatly inside. As nice as they look on the outside, what you can find inside is even better. "With seven essays, fourteen poems, and fifteen short stories in genres ranging from mystery to fantasy to literary fiction, New Lines from the Old Line State has something for everyone." And of course, my very own essay is in there, too.

New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers, includes work from 29 Maryland writers and is available now at Amazon, through the Maryland Writers' Association, and at several bookstores in the Baltimore area. If you want to take a look at it, but you can't find it at your local bookstore, please ask for it. Most bookstores will be happy to order a copy or two, and the more interest people show, the more available it will become.

For a taste of what you'll find in New Lines, you can hear Eric Goodman reading his story, "Cicadas," on Baltimore's The Signal. The Signal will be featuring a few more New Lines contributors, and I'll be appearing later this fall reading my essay, "Flying with a Ghost." (I'll keep you posted on the date and time.)

If you're in the Baltimore area, you can also check out New Lines from the Old Line State at the Baltimore Book Festival. The Maryland Writers' Association will have a table there, where you can meet local writers, pick up your own copy of New Lines and have it autographed by a few of the anthology contributors, or hear some of the pieces read at the official New Lines release and first public reading. Hope to see some of you there!


patresa hartman said...

hey, that's really cool, ami! congratulations!!

i THINK i read that essay when you were workshopping it. am i right???

Ami said...

Thanks, P! You did read a much earlier version back in the days of the Foxhead group. I'm surprised you remembered it just by the name.

34 Years said...

Dude, you're published, sweet!! Is this the first time? Does it really matter???? How cool!


Angie Ledbetter said...

Kudos and keep up the hard work!

Ami said...

34 Years - Thanks! It's not technically my first publication, but it's my first time in a real, honest-to-god book. :)

Angie - Thanks, and I certainly will. It seems this was just the motivation I needed to get out of a writing funk and put some faith in my abilities again.

nejyerf said...

if i buy the book will you sign it for me?

i've only got two other books signed by their authors nora roberts and howard frank mosher, so you would be in good company!!

Ami said...

nejyerf - Of course I will! And I feel honored that you'd ask me to.

To anyone else out there who plans on buying it, I'd be happy to do the same for you. Just email me and we can work something out.

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