My beloved publisher and publicist commissioned these beautiful Praying Drunk shot glasses as a way to promote the book, and yesterday Carolyn Kellogg at the Los Angeles Times wrote a piece about them titled “How to make sure a book has a shot at getting noticed“:
Minor’s work has been widely published — in “Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013,” The Southern Review, “Best American Mystery Stories 2008,” “Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers,” and Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial” — and he’s received a number of prizes and accolades. But it’s hard for someone who writes mostly short fiction to break through — perhaps “Praying Drunk,” his second collection, will reach a wider audience.”
I hope she’s right! It took ten years to write the book. I hope readers do find and enjoy it.
UPDATE: Because of the unexpected demand for the shot glasses, Sarabande is now selling them on their website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/?page_id=10604