I've grown a lot as a writer since I wrote Dancing Barefoot, but I still look back on it with extreme joy, because it was such an exciting and uncertain time for me.
This is where it all began, really, and though I'd really like you to actually buy a copy, I agree with Cory Doctorow when he says that obscurity is a greater threat to artists than piracy. So if you ever wanted to see how I started out, and see some wonderful illustrations by Ben Classen, without ever leaving the comfort and security of my blog, Google has made that possible with some nifty embeddable code that lets us put selections from Google Books (like this one) on our blogs.
Caveat: it appears that only a portion of Barefoot is available here, though I was able to page thorough most of it at the actual site. Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right?