Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dragonfruit Anthology Cover Reveal and Blurbs!

I'm very excited to reveal the cover for the expat women in Asia anthology today! I love the vibrant feeling and the way the colors turned out. I'm so proud that this cover will showcase the stories contained in the anthology. The designer for the project was Justin Kowalczuk (you can see more of his work on the S8P website).

It is now just one month and ten days until the official release of the book. I've been working on this project for quite a while now, and I can't wait for you all to read it!

Here are what two writers whose names you might recognize had to say when they read an advance copy of the book:

"How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit is an eclectic, soulful collection of stories by badass women who have adventured far out of their comfort zones. Full of candid observations about travel, language, food, self and other, it’s a book for anyone who has ever felt peripheral, upside down, culturally shocked or inspired. In other words, a book for all of us." 
-- Rachel DeWoskin, author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, Repeat After Me, Big Girl Small, and Blind.

"A unique and inspiring collection of voices that calls up all the wonder, fascination, challenges, disorientation, and delights faced by women expats throughout Asia. I was moved by the breadth of experiences included in this anthology at the same time that I fell in love with one thread running throughout: how the expatriate journey takes us away from ourselves and then ultimately delivers us back, richer, wiser, and even more aware of how our own identities fit within our wide, wide world."
-- Tracy Slater, author of The Good Shufu: A Wife in Search of a Life Between East and West (forthcoming from Putnam, 2015)


The anthology now has an official page on the Signal 8 Press website (includes links for all the contributors) and you can also like the Facebook page for updates.

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