Abbie Foxton and her friend Russ Daum had an expansive and insightful discussion about Chinese Gucci over at Underground Lovers. It’s a great way to dive a little deeper into the book, considering characters, themes, and choices throughout the book, and they both read the book and its intentions well. Of course, as a writer, it’s really a gift to get to see your book and characters discussed in such a meaningful way…so my deepest thanks to them both for taking the time to put this together.
Remember to mark your calendars folks — next Tuesday is the shindig.
Here is a peek at just a few of the above average prizes that await you!
The Official Chinese Gucci Thank You Party
19th February 2019
Slate Street Cafe
515 Slate Ave NW
Light Appetizers + Beer and Wine
You all helped make my first novel a truly rewarding experience for me, so -- if you’ll be anywhere near Albuquerque on February 19th, 2019 -- feel free to drop in to celebrate the release of Chinese Gucci.
Slate Street Cafe
19 February 2019
Light Appetizers + Beer & Wine
So, today is the official release date for Chinese Gucci.
That’s not, however, the most important thing about this date for me.
It was no accident that I chose today to release the book, and no accident that the book is dedicated to my mom’s doctor from many years ago, Dr. Francisco Amprero. All those years ago, my mom was given a diagnosis of cervical cancer and a 15% chance of living.
One of the things at work in the book is just what happens (or could’ve happened, in my case) when a family loses its lynchpin. I thought a lot about what kind of kid I could’ve been had things worked out worse for me. Suffice it to say, I am forever grateful that they didn’t break that way.
So today, as my mom runs off to the casino to gamble and will later get drunk on cheap champagne, I feel lucky for my life, lucky to have this chance to chase my humble dreams, and to do so with the love and support of so many who’ve helped me along the way.
Happy Life Day.