October 31, 2011
They like me. They really, really like me.
I now know how Sally Field felt.
Writers have their own version of The Other 99 Percent.
Concurrently, there is the 1 Percent, too: those authors who have been lucky enough have some pretty powerful -- and persistant -- fairy godfolk to help them prosper in this quirky profession: like an agent who wiped off the slush around them and saw a gem of a great book; and an editor who fell in love with the author's voice and charactres, and heralded the book through committee, so that it could be published; and let's not forget the publishing houses are willing to make spend money -- on...
August 12, 2010
Date and Time: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Location: 200 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Isle, WA 98110-1812
To purchase tickets, go to: http://www.BetweenThePagesEvents.org Participating Authors:
Jane Smiley (Private Life)
Josie Brown (Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives)
Eileen Goudge (Once in a Blue Moon)
Joshilyn Jackson (Backseat Saints)
Tatjana Soli (The Lotus Eaters)
I'm very excited to be a part of Between The Pages - Seattle 2010. This is a fundraiser for the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, which serves the communities on the islands in and around Seattle Bay. Their...
August 12, 2010
Women behaving wildly is the theme at Women Who Write
, the monthly book salon thrown by memoirist and club promoter Vicki Abelson
in Montrose, CA.
In June, I was lucky to be invited as one of the guest readers, along with comedians Marc Maron
May 10, 2010
I can honestly say that the book that made the biggest difference in my life was Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.
I was born and raised (that's how we say it where I'm from) in and around Atlanta Georgia, and Ms. Mitchell's tome was as ubiquitous as the King James Bible in most of the households there. At that time, Atlanta —and most of the Southern states—had never gotten over losing the war.
I think that has changed, for the most part.
At 733 pages, it is an intimidating read for most adults. I picked it up at thirteen, and was immediately enthralled with the story. How could you not
be, what with...