"When a blue moon rises, mistakes can be undone, lost children can find their homes, and sea lions can shed their skins...This is a bewitching tale of lives entangled in lushly layered fables of the moon and sea."—Kirkus Reviews
"Exquisitely fantastical... This one’s a story in which to lose one’s self in the best possible way.” —Joyce Maynard
"The Language of Trees, like Whitman’s Leaves of Grass though in a magic realist vernacular, refreshingly asserts that deeply American conviction: the gravest natural instinct is to heal and be healed. A shimmeringly heart-felt story.” —Gregory Maguire, author of the Wicked series
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Dear SheWriters, Today marks my final Countdown post here on SheWrites. After several weeks of blogging about the pre-publishing experience I am thrilled and relieved that my second novel, The Salt God's Daughter, officially hit the shelves yesterday, September 4th. While this book is in many ways an American coming-of-age story, it is at first glance a complicated pitch (I knew that going in)—it is feminist, it is mythic and all too real.
Like many of you,…Continue
Greetings All, On the heels of last week's mini tornado, and in the midst of preparation for The Salt God's Daughter, this week has brought some nice developments. While reviews are not the be-all-end-all, and reviewers are under no obligation to either care about the work or to craft reviews that take care with language, I will tell you that a beautifully written review is a lovely thing. Receiving a review like this from a…Continue
Well, I am not ashamed to tell you that I spent the better part of today tied up in knots. At 4 am last night I finished typing the essay that was to appear in this space, and when my daughter woke me up at 7 am to begin the camp prep and shuttle, I quickly logged on, and zap, the essay was gone. It burns, doesn't it? The glare of that big blank screen shadowed with words that you only faintly remember?
Actually I had written two essays during my marathon work day, both now lost, and…Continue
Greetings from the girl who officially has had one two three pub dates.
This week, there has been a resurgence of articles about authors lauding their friends and reviewers not being critical enough because of connections via social media. Of course, writers everywhere struggled with this after reading — we all have war stories that speak of the contrary. Many saw the tweet from an…Continue