Naked Wine will be published on Sept 1st. So in the next weeks, I'll be publishing the first grafs of each chapter. The prologue is printed in whole. I'm hoping you'll love it enough to buy it. Well, one can always hope. I'm trying to be an optimist in the next chapter of my own life.
After a scorcher of a day, the cool air had started to blow in re- lief from the ocean, twenty miles away, and I began getting a little buzzed about standing up in front of an audience. As someone who spends most of her days in an introverted state, fixated on a computer screen, I do enjoy the adrenalin that can kick in when I give a reading or a talk. That surge often makes me feel smarter and faster than I ordinarily think of myself. So, feeling in top form, I strolled into the library and waited on the sidelines of the stark auditorium to be introduced.As I watched a mostly grim-faced crowd walk in, I nervously pressed my book into my lap.