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My launch party for Gator Country is set for November 11, 2023, at Zeppelin Bookstore in Orlando. Read more about my upcoming book events.
Let’s start with the fun stuff, shall we?
My launch party for Gator Country is set for November 11, 2023, at Zeppelin Bookstore in Orlando. I will be in-conversation with James Chapin and Mistie Watkins. Afterward, there will be an audience Q&A and book signing. The event starts at 6 p.m., so don’t be late! :)
Shortly after that, I’ll be at the Miami Book Fair, and on Saturday, November 18, 2023, I’ll participate in the 3 p.m. “Larger Than Life True-Tales” panel where I will read and talk about Gator Country, followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.
On Monday, November 27, 2023, I’ll be reading from Gator Country at Books & Books in Coral Gables, once again followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
And lastly (for now), I’ll be at Tombolo Books in St. Petersburg for a very special event in which the infamous Jeff Babauta, the main character of Gator Country, will be joining me! Our conversation will be moderated by Craig Pittman, and the event will be followed by—you guessed it—an audience Q&A and book signing.
Florida friends, I hope to see you at one of these events this November! It’s going to be a good time.
And now for the REALLY fun stuff… here are some alligator fun facts:
Alligator populations are sensitive. Since alligators depend on precise temperatures and water levels to ensure viable clutches of eggs, even small fluctuations in weather can take their toll, leaving them especially sensitive to habitat destruction, flooding from hurricanes, and sea-level rise.
Nests for alligator eggs are constructed and protected by the mother on land. Once the babies hatch, the mother carries them in her mouth to nearby water. When the babies are approximately two years old, the mothers stop their protection and they fend for themselves.
Alligator attacks account for an average of one death per year in the United States. Just one.
I’m sharing all my favorite alligator fun facts on Tik Tok, so make sure you’re following me over there.
That’s all for this week, folks!
Thanks for reading,
These two books arrived in the mail this week, and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into them. I happen to know and love both of these authors. (Another fun fact: Patricia Engel visited my undergraduate school, back when she had only published a short story collection. Now, she’s received a Guggenheim Fellowship so the world has recognized her genius.)
The Devil Takes You Home is a genre-defying, Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker thriller that follows a father desperate to salvage what's left of his family—even if it means a descent into violence.
Infinite Country is an urgent and lyrical novel about a Colombian family fractured by deportation, offering an intimate perspective on an experience that so many have endured—and are enduring right now.
You’ll definitely want to add these to your TBR pile.