All right, this is something I should have thought of months ago, but you know how it is. You're your own publisher and publicist, but meanwhile you're also Mom, and the curriculum planner, and the school-day executrix, and the cook, and the driver for hire, and the person who thought the choir ought to do an Advent Lessons and Carols service this year, and Miss Sally of Sunday-School fame. Occasionally things slip your mind.
I have, in my house right now, about . . . ten? . . . copies of Brief Light. I need to go and count, but it's roughly that. I realize that by now most people who read this blog regularly and are remotely interested in poetry will probably have bought a copy for their own delectation, and some (of my very very favorite) people have bought multiple copies to give as gifts, for which, let me tell you, I am rising up now and always and calling you blessed. But perhaps you would like a free copy, to keep for yourself or to give as yet another gift? Perhaps you would like a signed copy, although I feel kind of foolish offering this, because my signature, unreadable as it is, is the very same thing I gave to the Orkin man just the other day. Minus the book, that is. He just wanted the yellow merchant copy of the form saying that really, this time, from now on we shouldn't have any more roaches.
Anyway, here's the deal. If you have a blog and would be willing to write a little review of the book, I will send you a copy (signed or no, you tell me). Actually, if you don't have a blog but could write a little review for some outlet or other, either online or print, I will send you a copy. Not sold in stores. While supplies last. Just leave me a note in the comments.
What's better than having someone rise up and call you blessed? Having someone rise up, call you blessed, and scrawl what she swears is really her name, plus whatever message you like, in a book for you, that's what. With undying love.