Why not come to my book launch?
It’ll be fun, I promise!
You don’t live in Seattle, you say? Easy! Just move here between now and then. Or come visit. I promise it will be the
social event of the century most exciting thing you can do for a half square-block radius on the night of June 28 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
You don’t have any disposable cash right now? No worries. It is free to attend. You can just show up but I would love if you registered on Eventbrite to show the bookstore just how much demand there is for weird little queer horror novels.
You don’t have a copy of Patricia Wants to Cuddle for me to sign? That’s because it’s not out yet, silly! You can preorder one anywhere or ask your library to get a copy. It’d be fitting if you got one from Elliott Bay because it’s my favorite bookstore in the world, and it’s where the launch will take place. You can even buy one on the night of the event.
You don’t know what a book launch is? Imagine
riding a rollercoaster and skydiving at the same time about an hour of polite silence in which I read you a little bit of the book, talk with Sarah Neilson about the process of writing it, and then field your questions. (Acceptable questions include: “What is it like to have written the next great American novel?” and “How could you possibly top a book this excellent?”). It’s more fun than it sounds, I swear. Patricia herself may even make an appearance…
In all seriousness, it’d mean the world to me if there were a good turnout for this, since Patricia is my favorite thing I’ve ever written and (to answer one of my acceptable questions) I’ll probably never top it. I’m not sure how many of you kind souls who subscribe to this newsletter are in the area, but if Elliott Bay is within an hour or so of your home, it would be wonderful to see you.
Again, registration is optional (but encouraged) and it’s free to attend.