introducing: almost home
almost home is my most intimate collection of poetry yet, and it will be all yours on october 1, 2019. with beautiful illustrations by melody hansen and a foreword by orion carloto, these poems of mine are in very good company.
you can pre-order it today (!) from amazon and barnes & noble (click here for a complete worldwide list.) pre-orders are incredibly helpful for getting the book to debut on best-sellers lists, so if you have the chance to in the next few months, i would so so appreciate it.
this is one of those moments where life doesn’t feel real. when i began writing the poems for this collection, i was partly terrified that i wouldn’t be able to create a whole new book. that somehow words would evade me and i’d have to resign my title of ‘poet!’
clearly, that didn’t happen.
i really struggle with self-confidence and doubt myself any chance i get, but i’m doing my best to grow (cbt myself) out of that. i burst into tears when i finished writing this book because it hit me that even when the world feels like it is falling all around me, when i feel like i am failing more than i am succeeding, i still have art. i will always have poetry. it is my comfort, my outlet, my teacher. i have never been more proud of anything.
i learned so much about myself through the creation of this book. i have never been more confident in my identity as a writer and i am so grateful to have my dream job. i feel like the luckiest person on earth to have you all as my readers. know that i am here with and for you, through thick and thin. you will always have a home in my heart. here’s to our next chapter.
i’ve been dropping a few hints and teasers that were hard to catch but fun to hide in plain sight. if you look at my last email, the first letter of each paragraph spells out ‘almost home’ (was really proud of that one, haha.) i set my twitter header as the cover photo, changed my name to “ah!” (the initials of almost home), put a countdown on my website, etc. but no more teasing! it’s here! ah! i love ya’ll and hope to meet you at a signing/poetry picnic sometime later this year!
ps. keep an eye out for giveaways on my instagram. i plan on doing a lot leading up to october 1st! (including but not limited to: signed books, gift cards, candles, jewelry, my favorite must-haves, etc.)