Monday, December 14, 2009
The Painted Tongue Flowers
At long last, Krista's book collaboration with poet Amy Trussell is published and available for sale. It's been a long time coming, but last week a pallet full of 25 boxes of books showed up at our door. 2000 copies! Yikes.
On Friday, Amy and Krista had a little book launch reading here in Santa Rosa. Then the next day they were on display at Krista's open studio event. We've sold quite a few already--the beautiful art and incredible poetry are quite a combination, and some people were buying four or five copies to give as Christmas presents. Also, the book ended up being only $15. Originally I thought we'd set the price higher.
If you want to know more about the collaboration, or take a sneak peak at one of the poems, here's a link to Krista's Deva Luna website page. I've taken the liberty of putting a "buy now" button here on my blog. At this point all the copies we're selling are signed by both ladies, which is pretty cool. Check it out.
So far my contribution to the project has been finding the printer and carrying all 25 boxes into our living room (that would be 1125 pounds of books, by the way).
If you order the book by Saturday, December 19th, it should get to you by the 24th (can't guarantee that though) if you live in the continental US.