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Austin American-Statesman to publish article about self-publishing

Omar Gallagher, reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, today interviewed Karen Kreps about her experiences self-publishing a book. The article will appear in the Austin daily paper on Sunday, March 23.

Law of Attraction Group attracting Intimacies

Dec 18, 7 pm, I will be reading the chapter from the book about about the Law of Attraction at a meeting of the group that gathers every Tuesday at the Unity Church of the Hills.

Book Signing Activity

Book reading event at BookWoman.

My first book signing event at BookWoman was cozy and fun. I’ll be doing another event this week at BookPeople, and I’m planning to talk less about my experience writing the book and more about the content of the book, including reading salient samples from many of the chapters. I’ve also been asked to read the chapter on the Law of Attraction at a Law of Attraction Meetup Group at the Unity Church of the Hills group on <

Can anyone else suggest possible venues for me to present the book? I welcome all suggestions.

Forbidden Fruit to host Booksigning Event

Dec 21, Friday, 6 pm-8 pm Forbidden Fruit will host a special book signing event for Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance. Please join us. I’ll make a presentation at 6:30 pm, and there’ll be refreshments. The store is full of adult toys that we’ll have fun talking about and that you can get for your last-minute holiday shopping.

Books available in Austin at BookPeople and BookWoman

The book, Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance, are now available at two retail locations in Austin. Get a copy at at BookPeople and BookWoman. Any retail bookstore can special order the books.

Please Comment about Intimacies

Last night I sent an email blast of announcements to as many people as I decently could, announcing the book, Intimacies, Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance. Some of you may be reading this in response to one of those announcements. I appreciate all the congratulations I received in email replies. But what I really want is for you to please comment here, in reply to this or any other post on the Intimacies Discussion Blog. You can leave your reply below.

What do you think of the book concept? Who would be interested in having a copy? Why? How do you think this blog ought best to used? What topics interest you most?


Announcing Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance, a book by Karen Kreps

Cover of Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance.For more than five years, I’ve been writing a column called “Intimacies” for The Good Life magazine. It’s all about how to have successful, stimulating relationships.

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of a collection of the best of “Intimacies,” the book Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance.

In conjunction with writing the column since 2002, I’ve also hosted public monthly meetings that the magazine sponsored at BookPeople, the state’s leading independent bookstore (named by Publisher’s Weekly as Bookstore of the Year in 2005). The purpose of the group was to build community by bringing readers together to talk about “Intimacies” face-to-face. The Intimacies Conversation Group, which was promoted by both the magazine and the bookstore, usually attracted between twenty and forty people, singles and couples, first-timers and returnees, with a fairly even mix of men and women, ages eighteen to eighty. For each meeting, I would plan a topic and invite a special guest—such as a psychologist, marriage counselor or certified sex therapist—to lend expertise. People came to ask questions, share advice and stories and exchange laughter. For many of us, it provided a rare opportunity to talk honestly and openly with our peers about adult topics that are important.

Attendance was and still is free; audience members are asked only to come with an open mind and a sense of humor. While these meetings continue to occur in Austin, Texas, with the publication of this book and advances in Internet technology, you can now participate from wherever you are in similar discussions of love, sex and romance. Just post comments, questions and links to this blog. (All comments are moderated.) In future, I hope to line up special online guests and have subject-specific online discussions.

I’ll also announce who will be my special guest at the Austin events and what we’ll be talking about and what gems of wisdom come out of the group. Stay tuned. I look forward to sharing Intimacies with you.

Nov 28, BookWoman presents an Intimacies book signing

BookWoman, Austin’s feminist bookstore, supports its readers in having great relationships, whether same sex or straight. They will be hosting a book signing of Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance on Weds, Nov. 28, 2007. The evening will be hosted by Debra Weingarten, my friend, Austin writer, sociologist and Texas historian, most recently author of Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl, a book about a pioneering female aviator. Please join us at 918 W. 12th St. (12th & Lamar).
Support your feminist bookstore, she supports you!

Dec 6, Book Signing at BookPeople

Karen Kreps's name in lights on the marquis of BookPeople.

Karen Kreps addresses the audience at BookPeople.

Karen Kreps read excerpts from her book and took questions from the audience who had come to her book signing event at BookPeople, the store where she hosts the monthly Intimacies Discussion Group.

Texas Book Festival, Nov 3-4, to launch the book

The book, Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance will be released at the Texas Book Festival. I will be sharing a booth in the exhibit area on Colorado street. Come to the State Capital Building, booth #218 (the exhibit tent is on corner of Colorado and the Capital Driveway, to your left as you leave the Capital building). The show is open 9am-5pm on Sat. Nov 3 and 11 am-5pm on Sunday Nov 4.

Look for my banner with the title, posters of the book cover, and an original sculpture that is featured in the book. Please stop by and introduce yourself!


Click map for larger image (the larger map won’t show my location in booth 218)

Between these covers, find secrets to great relationships! Buy the book now and learn about love.

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