by Jennifer on November 10, 2009

As you know, these last few weeks have held some big changes, and I’m still trying to get my bearings. I don’t like writing a sorry I haven’t been around much lately post, but these days I feel less like the author of this blog and more like someone who stops by every now and then to water the plants and collect the stray newspapers from the end of the driveway. (Don’t pay any attention at all as I dust things off around here and open some windows.)

That will change – soon, I hope – when  things in my life settle a bit more. It’s not even just that. When there’s so much to say, and much that I can’t say, I’m finding it hard to sift through all the words, like a cookie tin full of colorful buttons, and to choose the right ones. I do miss you all, and your words, and will catch up when I can. I know you understand, but that doesn’t ease my guilt about not visiting you. (Plus, there’s all the missing…)

But, I do have some exciting news to share…

At long, lovely last, the kirtsy book – Kirtsy Takes a Bow – will be released this month!

One of my essays will appear in these pages, and I feel so honored to find myself in such wonderful, talented company. Edited by Laura Mayes, the book is beautiful. I hope you’ll pick up a copy when it hits bookstores in another week or so, or you can find ordering information and some images of the book here.

Here’s what you’ll find:

Kirtsy Takes A Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites is an artful collection of writings, photography, tweets, websites, online stores, and other creations — the inspirations of more than 100 social media leaders, entrepreneurs and artists.

This new book artfully represents the dynamic movement of inspirational works that are making the web the definitive forum of our time. The result is an absolute must-have book for any woman who wants to know just what is happening on the Internet and for any man who wants to know just what women are up to.

There will also be a book tour, with eight cities scheduled so far. You can find details about the events here, and if your city is on the list, I hope you’ll come out to meet the local contributors, Kirtsy founders, partners, editors, and friends. I’ll be attending the Washington, DC event on Thursday, November 19, and would love to meet you if you’re in the DC area! Plus, there will be wine. Now you have to come.

I’ll be giving away a two copies of the book in the next couple of weeks, so look for those details in an upcoming post.

Have I mentioned that I miss you all? xoxoxo

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Dharmamama November 10, 2009 at 10:32 am

The book looks lovely! If you come to the Charlotte event, I’ll make sure you have wine! ; )


tysdaddy November 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

Take all the time you need. We still love ya . . .


Lennie November 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

The book looks very cool. And, might I add….that I miss your posts. Having said that, have NO guilt because you haven’t been around often. As tysdaddy says here, take ALL the time you need. We’re not going anywhere.


JCK November 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Jennifer, I’m so glad you have this book coming out now. What beautiful timing. We are all here for you, cheering, and sending hugs. Huge ones.


slouchy November 10, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Congratulations, love!


phd in yogurtry November 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Congrats on the pub! No doubt there will be more to come. The book looks tres chic. I miss your posts too.


flutter November 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm

congrats to you, babe


Marinka November 10, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I had no idea that you were in there! Now I can’t wait to get it. Congratulations. And no excuse not to be in NYC on 12/2. I’ll count on seeing you there, ok?


Jenn @ Juggling Life November 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Wow. I’m happy such a great thing is happening for you–you totally deserve it.


Jessica November 10, 2009 at 10:19 pm

You deserve this so much. I am so happy for you Jennifer. One foot in front of the other kid, that’s all you can do. I love you


Green Girl in Wisconsin November 11, 2009 at 8:39 am

Well that’s pretty thrilling stuff! Congratulations on the book!
Now, go water that fern in the corner;)


Chris November 11, 2009 at 9:07 am

Isn’t it funny how we feel all smarmy when we can’t tend to our blog or the blogs we enjoy reading. Life trumps the blog. Always.

Congratulations on the book! Enjoy the DC event. You deserve it. 🙂


Boomer November 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

I believe many of us have taken a sabbatical from blogging. I’m not out here nearly as much, and often, I am re-cycling something that was especially meaningful. Congratulations on your success. That is simply AWE.SOME! ?


Daryl November 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

You are one of the best buttons in the tin .. keep breathing and stop worrying about the small stuff


the mama bird diaries November 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm

We’re happy to hear from you whenever you are around. No pressure. XO


Amie aka MammaLoves November 11, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I’m so excited to get to meet you at the event! I’ll be there too.


Stacie November 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

The book looks great and congratulations… I am glad you checked in because I was getting ready to call the police on the blog house sitter!


Louise November 13, 2009 at 6:37 pm

At long, lovely last! Love it. Also love that you’ll be at a book signing. How very cool!


fancy feet November 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm

How wonderful! Congrats!


Christy November 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

Okay, I’m dense. If I would have read this I would know what you meant about going to a book signing…alas, I suffer from blog absenteeism lately too.

CONGRATULATIONS! How fabulous! Blessings, love, and Light to you. xoxo


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