Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Live in South Bend, It's Seraphic!

Goodness, what a spike in my stats! And it is thanks to Father Z, who sent everyone to The Crescat, who had a very flattering link to me. So thank you Father Z and The Crescat. This gives me another opportunity to flog my book Seraphic Singles (in the USA, The Closet's All Mine), which is the whole raison d'etre for this particular blog. If you are wondering what I was like and said about Single Life two years before I met my handsome and talented husband, read my book.

The more books I sell, the more books I'll be invited to write, so it is win-win for everyone, especially the booksellers--they get most of the money. If you can, get it from a lovely Catholic bookshop run by nuns. Me, I write for love and dreams of future fame, money, nice suits for B.A., a cottage in the Highlands....

Now, if you don't know this, I have been invited to the University of Notre Dame to speak at the Edith Stein Project on Saturday, February 12. I am very excited and scared because this means I have to fly over the ocean again! Also, I have to write a 20 page paper, which I haven't done since 2007, and what if Alistair McIntyre is in the room? Eeee! I would love to just read 45 minutes worth of blog posts, but this is Notre Dame here: I must make an effort to be brainy. Alice von Hildebrand spoke at Notre Dame recently, for heaven's sake. I may SWOON.

This year's theme is "Irreplaceable You: Vocation, Identity, and the Pursuit of Happiness." It sounds fascinating to me. It's open to the public, so if you feel like going to a great conference in mid-February, Notre Dame is the place to be.

12 comments:

Julie said...

If I had a car I'd drive out!

Anna said...

Ditto to Julie!! Being a poor college student without wheels is rather limiting.

Tess said...

We're so excited to have you at Notre Dame! This faithful reader is so excited to be in attendance, with the copy of your book I received for Christmas in hopes that you'll sign it. Can't wait to meet you in person!

Seraphic said...

Well, there is a night train from Buffalo! I know this because I actually considered it.

Thank you, Tess! I am sure I will think of little else until I have finished writing my talk!

Christine said...

Wish I could go, but alas I'm on the East Coast of the USA. But I am advertising in facebook to my facebook friends ;-) (a handful are in that region)

amseraf1 said...

When are you coming to Canada??

Seraphic said...

Thank you, Christine! That's marvellous! And I am coming to Canada right after Candlemas.

leonine said...

Whoo hoo! South Bend in February! Bring your warm and fuzzy socks...

Jessica said...

As a ND alum, I'm super excited that you're coming...maybe I'll make the drive back to campus!
Also b/c I'm a ND alum, I keep reading "Live in South Bend -- It's Seraphic" as the verb "live" as in "take up residency" and not the word "live" as in "not via Skype." South Bend is...a decent place to live for 4 years, but not exactly a town I'd call Seraphic! haha!

Anonymous said...

Seraphic, I'm so excited about this - just trying to figure how to afford it though. See, I have a car - it's the gas money that would be the problem. . .

Any girls in Ohio who might want to carpool?

Emma

Filia Dei said...

A friend recently gave me 'Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaggetti', which is an Evangelical Christian take on the Dr. G. It is also geared to married folks, but I find it very useful, and it's one that has been helpful to some of my guy friends as well. (My copy was a gift from a guy friend's awesome wife!)

Anna said...

Not sure how to organize this but I wouldn't mind carpooling with readers in Chicago (I have a set of wheel available).