This is a discussion of a woman, an ordinary woman who participates in the everyday and commonplace acts of life. As she re-views (reminiscences) about her present, past, and future. This collaboration of, and interdependence between the visual and the verbal, forms an autoethnography of a woman’s life and explores a still developing, still evolving selfhood.
I am thankful to all attendees and readers who came to see me perform Letters Between Us and buy copies of the book which I happil!y signed...even if I couldn't feel my feet anymore...drat those red 4 inch stilettos heels, but they looked good
Always amazed to see my books and a publicity poster in a book store....of Letters Between Us. It is so twilight zone-esque and yet I am so thankful that I am actually experiencing this moment of coming unstuck in time.
I asked a passerby to take my photo and she thought it was so funny that I-author-should ask.
Being introduced by Skylight Books co-owner and manager, Kerry Slattery to the many attendees.
At the local Barnes & Noble in Encino, CA. within half a mile from my home I stand facing myself in the window....my reading/signing here is not until Veteran's Day 11/11/08 at 730P, Tuesday. But I couldn't help myself--I had to stop by as a friend had called the other day to tell me she was standing in front of the display for Letters Between Us in the window. It was almost surreal seeing myself and my book behind the glass. It is also surreal that after so many years of trying to get pubished that Letters was honored as a National Best Books 2008 Award finalist in Chick Lit/Women't Lit category sponsored by USA Book News. Then I remembered over thirty years ago while writing in my journal, writing in the closet I used to call it, I wondered, rather forlornly if one day I would ever experience such a moment....and suddenly here I am and there she is staring back at me---Linda Rader Overman, award winning Author.
Skylight Books Manager, Steve Salardino, came to handle the sales of copies of Letters Between Us at my Author Talk at the Northridge Public Library. Friend and colleague Jeff Gilbert brought his lovely wife Susan who nursed a veracious cold...and by holding a hanky near her face all present were convinced that she was actually quite moved by my reading (sort of)!
On November 1, a Saturday afternoon, a dedicated group of friends and CSUN colleagues braved the rain and thunder to hear me read from Letters Between Us. Snacks were provided to keep them full of sugar and wide awake. And they did me proud by listening, asking challenging questions, and best of all purchasing copies of the book for themselves and as gifts for friends and relatives.