How to Dress for A Book Launch

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Never judge an author by her shoes. Of course, readers do judge authors on how they look, giving authors one more thing to worry about. Over at Beyond the Margins, E.B. Moore ponders what to wear to her book launch:

To help me prepare for this launch, a friend gave me a pair of high heels. Blue, my mother’s favorite color. If she were alive, she’d want to take me shopping for a dress. Well, maybe not. She gave up, the year I bought a set of blue leathers and a motorcycle to match.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →