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It is actually surreal. Last year at this time I was recovering from major surgery and reading the news of books being awarded the IPPY in New York City just prior to the Book Expo. My book had just come out, and I had missed some opportunities to promote it because of illness. Winning an award was the farthest thing from my mind. But, how cool would it be to be with all those writers in a room celebrating an accomplishment like that?
I can’t help thinking back to when I was deep in the quagmire of finding my way through writing Replacement Child.… Read more
I am so excited that Replacement Child – a memoir, has won a bronze IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) in the category of Autobiography/Memoir/Family Legacy.
My congratulations to all the award winning authors!
You can see the full list here.
In the last week I’ve been talking a lot about my memoir Replacement Child, the writing process and book marketing.
Booktalk Nation, a new author program from Authors Guild, was kind enough to have me as a guest. The idea is to support authors as well as local bookstores, and I want to thank The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington, CT for sponsoring my talk and agreeing to send out signed copies of Replacement Child. Also, a big thank you to Karen Holt, who interviewed me for the talk.
Women’s Memoirs, who have been my supporters and cheerleaders for several years now, interviewed me last week as well.… Read more
A short reading from Replacement Child – A Memoir, to be released in the spring of 2013 by Seal Press. I read a chapter at Stony Brook Manhattan this past Monday evening. It was a fantastic evening, with several of my MFA colleagues reading wonderful pieces. @sealpress (FB friends, just skip this–you’ve already seen it!)