I want to share an interview with you that I just did—and it includes the first-ever giveaway of a SIGNED hardcover of Imaginary Girls. I'm not doing a giveaway on my blog just yet, so if you want to win a book, you'll have to enter there. BUT, but, wait a second... before I tell … Continue reading In Which One of Your Favorite Authors Interviews YOU (I Mean Me!)
Last night—while I probably should have been writing—I was home in the too-tiny apartment I share with E and I tripped over a carton of books I'd left on the floor because there was nowhere else to put it. This carton contained my author copies of Imaginary Girls. Another carton had been sitting on the … Continue reading Shredding the Old to Celebrate the New
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0RSu1TgeuM
In the café one morning, another writer and I talked about things that happened to us as teenagers. Things we did. Things we did even when we knew we shouldn't. Things we almost did and will look back on forever after, with such an intense feeling of relief that plans fell through, or that someone … Continue reading Making Good Use of Bad Memories
I'm so thrilled to share this with you, blog readers. I'm so thrilled that it even exists in the world. The first time I saw it, I was openmouthed and utterly entranced. Did I say I was thrilled, did I? Because I am. Thrilled. My publisher just gifted me with a book trailer. Here it … Continue reading One Morning You Wake Up and Go, THIS is my BOOK TRAILER!
I'm soon about to slip into a nice pocket of quiet in the weeks before my book comes out on June 14. In just the past week I made it through the first public reading of Imaginary Girls, my first radio interview for Imaginary Girls, my first panel experience (not what I expected! one of … Continue reading A Pocket of Quiet
So I mentioned that I'd be reading from Imaginary Girls for the first time out in public this week. Are you wondering how it went? The day of the This Week in New York 10th Anniversary Party was a thunderous downpour of rain. I joked that it was very fitting to my novel that the … Continue reading How’d the Reading Go, You Wonder?
The last reading I saw was the poet Alice Notley reading from Culture of One. No photographs allowed during the reading, so here's her podium before she stood behind it: I was in the audience, second row. My sister was with me. (Alice Notley is her favorite poet.) And Alice was stunning. She was heart-racing. … Continue reading In Which I’m About to Read My Words Aloud
Today is May 14, which isn't a holiday per se, but it does mean we are now one month exactly from the pub date of Imaginary Girls. In lieu of telling you how anxious and insecure I've been the closer we get to the pub date—I've deleted a whole post I was writing about this—I … Continue reading One Month from BOOK, and One Person Who Believed in Me
There are two places where you can see me in person this month—unless you're stalking me at my café, in which case, yikes, say hello or something. * * * Wednesday, May 18 twi-ny's 10th Anniversary Party I'll be reading from Imaginary Girls at this event to celebrate the anniversary of This Week in New … Continue reading Want to See Me in Person This Month?