Monday, October 4, 2021

October's READ THIS! Book of the Month & Ways to See the Me!

Happy Halloween Month!

It's the spoo-ook-iest time...of the year...where the pumpkins are growing and costumes are flowing and cool candy is's the most spookiest time...of the year!

I sincerely hope all y'all sang that in your heads. Because while I know that the holiday music has started up in many places, I'm a firm believer in celebrating the holidays in their appropriate months.

And that means it's Halloween Month! And, right now, all y'all think I have something amazeballs planned just read it already. Hey, it's hard to come up with decent poetry, at least for some of us. The author of the next READ THIS! Book of the Month doesn't have that problem, though, and that's a good thing!

So, let's get to that book, ways to see the me, and more, shall we? We shall!


A Book Club by Moi for All Y'all

Welcome to READ THIS! A Book Club by Gini Koch. This is my chance to introduce you to some great authors that I love and know you will, too.

Every month I'll spotlight a book and, even better...every month I'll host a live discussion with the author, that all y'all can join! I know, it's too happy to be true, but true it is!

October 2021 READ THIS! Selection

The READ THIS! Selection for October 2021 is: 

The Invisible Heroine
By Phyllis Hemann

Gini's Take: A fantastic collection of poetry that highlights the wonder existing in love, hope, and humanity from my favorite living poet...and the person who gave me permission to write. Without Phyllis Hemann, you don't get Kitty, or anyone else. 

About the Author: Phyllis Hemann grew up reading and telling stories. As a child, she scribbled poems with crayons and pencils. Now she writes her own tales for children and adults. She studied creative writing and theology to become a writer and teacher. Her creative and editorial work has appeared in newspapers, journals, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of THE INVISIBLE HEROINE (Finishing Line Press). When not writing, she dabbles in other creative mediums including photography, jewelry, and dog training. She lives in Arkansas with her family and their goofy dog (IG @pup2prince). Find her online @phyllishemann and
October 2021 READ THIS! Author Q&A
So, you've read the READ THIS! selection and you want to share what you thought with the author, hang out with them and Gini, and generally talk books for an hour. Well, guess what? You can!

The third Thursday of every month will be READ THIS! Author Q&A time. The event will be held utilizing Discord, and the invitation to Gini's READ THIS! room will come out in the week prior to the chat.

And that's not all! Near the end of each Q&A session, we'll be doing a raffle and one lucky winner will get a copy of the next month's READ THIS! selection! (You must be present in the Q&A to win. Physical book prizes will be U.S. only. Ebook prizes will be worldwide.)
October's READ THIS! author Q&A with Phyllis Hemann will be on
Thursday, October 21, 2021
from 9pm-10pm Eastern.

Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!
November's READ THIS! Selection

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!

The READ THIS! Selection for November 2021 is: 

The Day Before
By Liana Brooks

Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm writing like a crazed wolverine (and yes, all the other projects aren't distractions, they KEEP me writing) so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back later than you want but sooner than you think...

I promise.

Multiverse is a very fun, very warm, and very welcoming con and I'm excited to be a part of it again this year -- and it's THIS month! I'd love to see all y'all there, so if you can make it to Hotlanta in a couple of weeks, come to this con and have a blast!

And, not only will I be a panelist, but I'll also be in the Dealers Room, selling all the things, signing all the bookie wookies, and handing out illness-safe hugs! Don't miss your chance to come see the me -- register for Multiverse today! 
That's it for today but, never fear, another Update, including the Discord Q&A chat invitation, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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