For the next month I’ll be taking a break from blogging duties here at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts. Mostly. I will be posting now and then, as some item or personality in the book world grabs me by the ear betwixt thumb and forefinger and drags me to the grindstone. For example, I already know I’ll be posting a mini-appreciation of Robert Olen Butler next week in honor of his new novel, A Small Hotel, and the kick-off of his national tour at Books & Books on August 11.
Mostly, though, I’m going to relax, go to a Marlins game or three, catch up on other projects, work on my abs, and try to keep the rotating bevy of goddesses from killing each other (Kate! Don’t pull Milla’s hair! Aw Jeez — is Naomi in the liquor cabinet again? It’s 11 o’clock in the morning, for pete’s sake–Winning!). Ahem — where was I? Oh, yes:
I hope to visit my ol’ Ma in the mountains, maybe read a few books published before Amazon was a black cinder in Jeff Bezos’ heart, build up my vitamin D levels and generally be tan, fit and ready for a great literary Autumn when I return to duty to September 1.
In the meantime, keep checking here for the random shout out from Vacationland. For updates on programs at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, visit the website. Remember, Miami Book Fair International, the top book event in the nation, runs Nov.13-20. Information on confirmed authors and programs will soon start appearing at its website, too.