Anyway-- all that, and Chicken GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL on Thursday! (*sob* *laugh* *cheer* *sob*)
So massive family post coming soon. But in the meantime, I'm eyeballs deep in the middle of ALL OF THAT plus Boxer Falls, PLUS Stanley's story (A Knitter in His Natural Habitat) and Sidecar is just done with the galley proof.
And I am SO PROUD of this story. God. I just am. Joe and Casey are as real and authentic as dirt and lake water and blue sky, and the world they live in is the world in which Mate and I came of age. Enjoy the blurb and the MASSIVE excerpt-- I hope those of you old enough see some of yourselves (or at least remember some of yourselves) in Joe and Casey as they grow up together in the late eighties and early nineties. Looking at some old family photos--the ones where Big T and Chicken were just born, it's hard to believe that their beginning was actually really close to when this book is set. It just doesn't seem that long ago, and look at them now-- they're almost grown up.
Anyway-- enjoy. I'll get all weepy and smooshy tomorrow or maybe Friday. *sob* It wasn't that long ago, was it?