Those of you who have read Church of the Old Mermaids (or even if you've read the first chapter on my blog) know that Antigone Books is where Myla Alvarez sets up her Church of the Old Mermaids table; there in front of the store, she tells stories about items she's found in the wash at the Old Mermaids Sanctuary.
Antigone Books is a real (and wonderful) bookstore here in Tucson on 4th Avenue. As of today, Antigone Books is selling signed copies of Church of the Old Mermaids! So if you live in the area, go on down and get yourself one. And even if you don't live in the area, they do mail order. COTOM is not up on their website yet, but you can always call. (They've got all my other books on their website.) I love this bookstore and am very happy to do what I can do to support it.
There is something so delicious about setting part of my novel outside this bookstore and now this bookstore is selling my novel. There's a word for that, but I can't think of what it is, so I'm saying it's delicious! Scrumptious. Wonderful! It's just all so meta.
After we dropped off the signed COTOMs at Antigone's, we walked down the block to Maya Quetzal for dinner and to give Sandra Sanchez, the owner of the restaurant, a signed copy of the book. Mario and I love this place and we admire Sandra and what's she's done with her life. Maya Quetzal also figures in the novel. We had a delicious meal, as always, and we felt like we were home with friends. (In COTOM, Myla and George have dinner at Maya Quetzal and I seem to remember they discuss their sex life. Or something like.)
Now we're back at the Old Mermaid Sanctuary. Ahhhhh!
May You Dance in Beauty!