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January 12, 2016    Tags: , , ,   

David Bowie was one of my first crushes. David Bowie in Labyrinth, specifically. Even before I saw the movie, I used to stand, mesmerized, in the video-rental corner of our local grocery store, staring up at the cover image of Bowie as choppy-haired, eyelinered Jareth. Bowie and Labyrinth even get a mention in DREAMERS OFTEN LIE, that’s how big a part of my psyche it was. Later, it was his music that became part of my life, part of my memories–I can’t even think of high school without hearing “Golden Years” or “Space Oddity,” or “Dead Man Walking,” or “Under Pressure” (the list goes on and on and on) start to play in my head. I don’t have anything very eloquent to say, and I certainly don’t have anything more eloquent to say than @JeSuisDean, who tweeted, “If you’re ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.”

That’s what I’ll be doing.

And now onto some radio news (because that subject line DOES have a point):

I’m thrilled to be the inaugural guest on “Voices in the Valley,” a new radio program hosted by The Shire Literary Center and airing on KLBB 1220 AM. Here are the details (and if you can’t tune in, no worries–the podcast will be made available on The Shire’s website, and I’ll post the link once it’s up):

January 16, 2016 Voices in the Valley on KLBB 1220 AM at 10:00 in the morning

Let’s get going! How to develop a writing routine

The hardest part of writing is, well, actually sitting down to write. New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline West shares with student hosts Rebecca and Jill how she stays disciplined and what strategies she uses to maintain a consistent writing schedule. Mahtomedi Middle School student Ellie provides writing inspiration as she details how she found the time to knock out over 44,000 words in one month.

©Valerie Jardin - For Stephani KLBB-8(Photo by Valerie Jardin)

More DREAMERS OFTEN LIE news is on its way–including release party information–so please stay tuned. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming (I hope it includes some David Bowie).

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4 Comments (Leave a comment)

  1. “Where Are We Now?” is one of my favorite David Bowie songs/videos and oh my goodness yes on “Under Pressure”. Since you’re starting to talk release parties, that means Dreamers Often Lie must be getting closer 🙂

    Comment by Brenda on January 12, 2016 @ 7:06 pm


  2. Yes, DREAMERS is creeping closer to being an actual, on-the-shelves book. April 5th is not so far away!

    Comment by Jacqueline on January 13, 2016 @ 12:36 pm


  3. Okay. 1: Rest in peace, David Bowie. You were truly amazing. 2: DREAMERS OFTEN LIE release party?!?!?!?! YES OMG YES YES YES I’VE BEEN WAITING THE PAST HOW MANY MONTHS FOR THIS. I think I’m more excited for DREAMERS OFTEN LIE to be released than you are. Well, see ya later!

    Hugs and kisses, upcoming book release parties, and purple strawberries,

    NicoleXx

    Comment by Nicole on January 13, 2016 @ 5:21 pm


  4. Well, I’m sad. Alan Rickman died from cancer today. He played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. He was truly amazing, and he had a great talent. I think I’m going to re-watch HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE tonight. I’m probably going to cry when I watch parts with Snape in them. Alan Rickman, you will not be forgotten.

    Hugs, butterbeer, and Bernie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans,

    NicoleXx

    Comment by Nicole on January 14, 2016 @ 3:45 pm


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