Leaving for Boston in a Little While

I’m getting on a train in a little while and I just wanted to say to all the people who have emailed me, if you’re reading this, I’m going to answer your email, but it’s going to take a few days.  At least!  I’m not sure what my internet access will be for the two days for instance.  But I’m not ignoring you.  And I appreciate your email.  There’s something very exposed about putting a book out there.  You put your heart and everything you’ve got into it and then you sit back and wait.  Your book is out there, laid bare.  I can’t tell you how that feels.  And the fact of the matter is, some people are going to stomp on your poor frail heart … okay, book.  Maybe you didn’t do a great job this time and that’s the deal. People are going to point that out.  It comes with the territory.  So I love your email.  It makes me feel better.  

Oh, the life of a wuss.  It’s not easy people!!

And my book is on the shelves!!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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8 thoughts on “Leaving for Boston in a Little While

  1. Have a great trip!
    BTW, I was so surprised when I turned on Coast to Coast last night and you were on.
    You were great!!
    Looking forward to hearing about all of your “Unbelievable” adventures.

  2. As a graphic artist I am at the mercy of the call of the book jacket. That’s why I originally picked up “Waiting for My Cats to Die” at Borders, and I have to say, from this shot, Unbelievable is the only one that catches my eye. I will be visiting my bookstore later this week 🙂

  3. I’m in Boston, posting from my hotel!! I was almost going to turn around and come home right after the reading. There was a cat pill-taking problem, but it might be okay.

  4. I really enjoyed your interview on coast to coast. You come accross as really loving what you do. Good luck with the cat pill problem. I have been thru that one!

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