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I’ll be at the July 6th Book Fest at the Guilford Free Library!Friday, June 24th, 2016
Catching upThursday, February 7th, 2013
I have been very quiet here these last few months, not because I haven’t been busy, but precisely because I have been super-busy. Here are some of the things that have been going on:
* Gil Marsh was nominated for the 2013 Teen Choice Book Awards. (Voting is still open until February 13 here)
* In November, I had the great pleasure of participating in the Bring Your Own Book and Blanket evening at the Davis Street Elementary School in New Haven, Connecticut. I met with a great group of inquisitive and engaged students who joined me to think about how you go about writing books that include many different cultures.
* In December, I finished the novel that I had been working on for NaNoWriMo, only to realize that I have to entirely restructure the beginning. I have since been working double-time to complete a serviceable first draft. At some point I’ll share some of the fascinating research I have been doing to help it along.
* In January, I presented at the first Shoreline Arts Alliance Winter Workshops for Writers & Illustrators in Chester Connecticut, and discussed the art of revising novels. The workshops were well attended, and as a bonus, the proceeds went to benefit the Tassy Walden Awards: Fresh Voices in Children’s Literature.
And coming up:
* Gil Marsh will be released in paperback on February 26th. Woot!…
Friends make the world go around: a book partyTuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Here’s what you need to know about Amy.
Twenty eight years ago, when rumor went around that Woody Allen planned to show up for a screening of his new movie, Broadway Danny Rose, she asked me to go with her.
“Sure,” I said.
She turned to her boyfriend’s roommate. “How about you?”
He said, “Sure.”
And then she told us, “Oops. I forgot. I’m supposed to be somewhere tonight. Why don’t you go without me?”
Lying is not Amy’s strong suit. Neither of us believed her, but we knew she meant well. So, standing there awkwardly, I asked, “Uh. You want to go?”
He seemed equally awkward. “Sure,” he replied.
I know I’ve had more disastrous dates, but this one was memorable. It was a cold February night, the rumor was false, and we searched for the screening site, going from one university building to another, in vain. We finally decided on an arts flick, Born in Flames. Let’s just say that a feminist movie about the lives of prostitutes isn’t exactly conducive to romance. He did get points though for not making fun of it afterwards, and we warmed up over ice cream. Somehow our sense of humor meshed, and we agreed to see each other again. We have been together, ever since.
“I knew it’d work out,” Amy told me.
A lot of things have happened since then. Amy and I worked side by side, for years. We attended each other’s weddings. She came to the rescue when I needed help during one of my pregnancies. She stayed with us when her newborn needed to be kept safe from the flu coursing through her house. We’ve celebrated holidays and marked milestones.
So when No Castles Here was published, Amy told me, “I’m throwing you a party!” And what a party—friends, great food, good cheer. We had such a good time, that when Come Fall came out, she threw me another one. “We do this again for the next one, too,” she said. So, on Sunday, we celebrated Gil Marsh: we laughed and schmoozed, ate awesome food and had a grand time, the way good friends know how.
I hugged Amy more than once.
“You’ve got to publish another book,” she said. “These parties are so much fun!”
No arguing with that.
Thank you Amy, Steve, and all those who came. It was a blast!…
Fun at the Alphabet GardenWednesday, March 14th, 2012
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to do a fun reading at the Alphabet Garden Bookstore in Cheshire, Connecticut. I read two chapters from Gil Marsh, the crowd had some great questions for me about the book and my writing process, and we all got to eat some tarte au sucre (sugar pie).
Thank you to Karlene Rearick and Renee Geiger of the Alphabet Garden for helping me make the event such a success!…
Saturday at the Alphabet GardenFriday, March 9th, 2012
This Saturday March 10 at 11:30 a.m. I’ll be at the Alphabet Garden Bookstore to read from Gil Marsh, talk about the book and answer questions folks might have. We’ll have tarte au sucre (“sugar pie”), a Quebec favorite, maple cookies and maybe some lemonade. (Sorry. I couldn’t manage poutine.) Come by and say hello!…
Article and videoSunday, March 4th, 2012
Today’s New Haven Register features a lovely article about Gil Marsh, and says some nice things about me. The online article embeds a YouTube video by video blogger CapsLock179 who also says some really nice things about the book.
Thank you both!…
And the winners are. . .Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Congratulations to Goodreads members Gtano and Ayana who have each won a copy of Gil Marsh. Signed copies have been sent and should be arriving in your mailboxes soon.
And thanks to everyone who signed up for the giveaway. It was fun.…
Happy birthday!Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Today is Gil Marsh’s official release date, which is both very exciting and, well, boring. It’s exciting because, after months and months of build-up, the book is finally available on shelves and folks can purchase it. (Yay!) The boring part is that nothing else happens. (Ho hum.)
Which is why authors have release parties—someone has to celebrate.
Come join me and other celebrants at the Alphabet Garden Bookstore in Cheshire, Connecticut on Saturday March 10 at 11:30 a.m. I’ll read some from the new book, answer questions, and we’ll generally have fun. (Yippee!)…
Gil Marsh on FacebookThursday, February 2nd, 2012
Gil Marsh now has its very own Facebook page!…