It’s Publication Day!
Year of Jane Russell: Day 165
Today is officially the day that Mean…Moody…Magnificent! Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend is released into the world!
I had to look back through my emails to figure out when I settled on Jane as a subject, which was 2015. I submitted the manuscript to University Press of Kentucky a little over a year ago, so the project took five years, which is a far cry from my 15 odyssey with Ann Dvorak! This publication day feels a different as well. The night before the Dvorak book came out, I was a nervous wreck and could not sleep. Last night, I was out like a light, though this can easily be attributed to pandemic fatigue along with my return to the library I work at after a year of telecommuting.
Not to say I’m calm. I’ve been steadily nauseous the last 24 hours and I hope my plan to avoid all Amazon and Goodreads reviews holds. It’s officially out of my hands and I hope I’ve done Jane Russell’s life and career justice.
To celebrate, I have two events scheduled with the always fabulous Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood:
First up is an in-person (yes, IN PERSON) book signing and reception.
Saturday, June 19th 4-6pm
Larry Edmunds Bookshop
6644 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Can’t make it in person because you’re on the other side of the country (or world), or just aren’t ready to re-enter society? No problem! We also have a virtual event planned: Monday, June 21st, 6pmRegister here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1OI8zomETMK3fVgWq_YMgw
For this one, I am going to be *gulp* playing guitar and singing songs from some of Jane’s films for her 100th birthday. Kind of a Jane Russell Storytellers for all you VH1 fans.
Hope you can make it to one of these events. If you still need to order a copy of the book and can’t make it to the in-person signing, Larry Edmunds still has you covered: https://www.larryedmunds.com/product-page/mean-moody-magnificent-jane-russell-marketing-of-a-hollywood-legend
With much love and appreciation.