Local Writers Read. You Should Listen.
Since I someday hope to publish a book and my own worst fear is reading to an empty room, I try to support readings by local writers when I can. If you’re a writer, a reader or just an ardent supporter of all things Pittsburgh, I wholeheartedly encourage you to do the same. Not only do you get turned on to new books, but most times you get a chance for some one-on-one time with the author. Last night, I talked at length with Haines and her husband about her very long road to publication. It was extremely enlightening, albeit a little intimidating (will I really have to write 60-plus query letters? I get nervous just thinking about one!). Even better, since Haines kept her day job at Pitt, I think I may have found a new lunch buddy.
Her next Pittsburgh reading will be at Liquid Sundays on August 5 at the Rex Theater. I certainly plan to be there. Hopefully, you will too.