"Thanks for sharing this story, Julie. I made the leap five years ago and it is the best thing I've ever done. Every day I am grateful for the time I spend with my writing -- first book is off with the agent, but I have faith it will find its…"
"Agreed, Kate! I haven't been on Absolute Write, but I find this site such a supportive, caring community -- one so desperately needed in an occupation that is so lonely at times! Thanks for reminding us of our luck in finding one another here.…"
"Thanks for setting this up, Meg! I'll be working on getting a first draft(ish) complete of my second novel "The Guidebook for Girls Otherwise Unfit for Normal, Everyday Lives." It's about a Chinese-Indian-American teenager at a…"
"Love your website, Kaitlin. Truly a gorgeous site. Your book sounds fascinating. Let me know if I can help while away your crazy waiting summer! I am waiting for my book to actually hit the shelves. SO much waiting involved in our work.
Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While an undergraduate at Harvard University majoring in East Asian Studies, she attended Beijing University as a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let's Go: China (St. Martin's Press). In 2006-2007, she was a Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (2010) and graduated from the MFA program in writing at UC-San Diego (2011). She is the 2012 recipient of the Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award. She is represented by William Clark Associates.
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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Let's Go China: 2000, Let's Go China: 2001, Let's Go China: 2003; "Flying Lessons" in Two Thirds North; 'Chongwenmen' in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal's China Issue (July 2011); Essay in China Expat Anthology (Earnshaw Books, 2013); Excerpt from Empire of Glass in Guernica Magazine; Guest Editor for Cha, March 2013 Issue
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The World of Chinese, The Hairpin, The Billfold
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Fiction, Nonfiction, Journalism, Blog Posts
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U.S. Dept. of State Fulbright Foundation Alumnus
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Love your website, Kaitlin. Truly a gorgeous site. Your book sounds fascinating. Let me know if I can help while away your crazy waiting summer! I am waiting for my book to actually hit the shelves. SO much waiting involved in our work.
Welcome to the Global Writers list, Kaitlin! And congratulations on your upcoming novel. Looks like we have a bit in common--I also went to college in Boston (Tufts) and for years shuttled between Boston and Osaka (although now I'm pretty much full-time in Osaka, where my husband is from). What were/are you doing in China?
Looking forward to staying connected,
PS. I see you've already connected with the wonderful Nancy Mueller, who is also on the Global Writers list. She's hosting a Global Writers chat on Jan 9--just an FYI!
Kaitlin, I just opened the door to the novelist group for you - welcome! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!
Love that you've done China books. I've been twice: once in 1984 and again in 2004. Almost like visiting two different countries.
"I wondered if we could talk about book pricing for a minute? Random House just started a 99¢ promo for my second novel, The Wednesday Sisters, in part to build audience for the release of The Wednesday Daughters this summer, and I was kind…"