Legs Get Led Astray is coming to a close, is going out of print, (my idea) and in honor of that I wanted to post about the trajectory of the book. Some back story is that in 2011 I’d been writing essays for a few years. I was putting together a manuscript of them. The title I used was Sun Down Yellow Moon and I Am A Human Being and Have a Human Life. I didn’t know where to send it—I’d just recently started reading indie stuff: I’d heard of xTx, Elizabeth Ellen, and Amelia Gray. I sent the book to Elizabeth Ellen at Short Flight/Long Drive because when I Googled her I thought she seemed cool and she had the same Bday as my mom. She didn’t want it but it’s ironic isn’t it, because she ended up publishing Women. She sent me a box of SF/LD books and a flask as a consolation prize. I couldn’t find many places looking for nonfiction—it was all fiction an poetry. Plus I had nothing published online so no one knew who I was. But I saw that Future Tense Books was open to fiction, and non, so I sent to them, and the rest is history!
I loved the cover we chose, because it reminded me of this photo of me as kid. Anyway, LGLA has special meaning for me because I was so young when it came out, and it’s such a nuanced slice of my life. If you don’t have it and want it, get it before it’s gone forever! You can buy it here and here. It’s also an audiobook. Love CC