Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
LOVE JUNKIE: A MEMOIR (Bloomsbury, Dec. 2008)
GO WEST YOUNG F*CKED-UP CHICK (novel, St. Martin's, 1999)
STRICKEN: THE 5,000 STAGES OF GRIEF (Dalton Publishing)
WHAT WAS I THINKING? 58 BAD BOYFRIEND STORIES (St. Martin's)
THE TIME OF MY LIFE: WRITERS ON THE HEARTBREAK, HORMONES, AND DEBAUCHERY OF THE PROM (Flying Dolphin Press)
DAMAGE CONTROL: WOMEON ON THE THERAPISTS, BEAUTICIANS AND TRAINERS WHO NAVIGATE THEIR BODIES (Avon Books)
THE WORLD WITHIN: WRITERS TALK AMBITION, ANGST, AESTHETICS...(Tin House Books)
WOMEN ON THE EDGE: WEST COAST WOMEN WRITE (Toby Press)
THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2004 (Touchstone)
THE DICTIONARY OF FAILED RELATIONSHIPS (Three Rivers Press)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Marie Claire UK recently...
Working on an interview currently about a woman whose job is to literally increase the fun quotient for video gamers! Due SOON for Tin House magazine -- a special issue on Games People Play...
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Plays, Journalism
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
Yes. I run a business, Writers On Fire, which offers luxury writing retreats both in the States and abroad. ongoing and one-day workshops in Los Angeles and elsewhere, and private one-on-one writing coaching.
My professional associations:
Contributing editor, Tin House magazine
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I read "Love Junkie" this week and congratulate you on a finely written memoir. It broke my heart. I can't release the images of you and your brother as children. All the choices and destruction that followed made far too much sense given the beginnings. Your success as a writer is the happy ending.
Hi Rach, thanks for the invite I don't know how you have time to do all this PR and blog, too. Missed your last year debut, glad to see you are back in SM in December to round out the chapter I heard you read long ago at UCLA...Wife Goes On is a book club pick this month, even to there are still typos on the back cover adn everyone gone from publisher who was attached, so I'm jugglling book pimping with writing, hate that, just finished a class (you still at UCLA?) then was Paris where bf was teaching (yay) but had to get housesitters, don't trust my teenagers remember too well my own, then lost my bday bracelet a month after home burglary so life it its usual mix of trying to keep up, finish my novel while paying for groceries ---and taking it out on paper..I always cast myself as the murderer, ...love your website, what's up with you besides junky? I need tequila soon. xo
Hi Rachel - The previous press was Golden Books. They were starting an adult list and I was one of their first purchases. Big promises, big bucks, then they went under, which I suspected all along. St. M's did nothing except put an ugly cover on my book and start the printer. I hired my own publicist and that worked great until she quit the firm! This time I am fully prepared to do it myself, and, yes, I will definitely join the marketing group for support. Are you one of the founders of this site? It's great to find so many women at about the same stage in their careers - not world famous, but not wannabe writers either.
Picking up this convo from the Anthologies group . . .
Would love to spill about the two more "What Was I Thinking's" :-) Hopefully soon at an L.A. writers event. Look forward to meeting you in person. -S.
Hi Rachel - Thanks for welcoming me! I just found out about and joined this group yesterday. Resnick is my husband's name, you're right. St. M's wasn't too good to me, but I landed there after being orphaned by another house that folded. This site is overwhelmingly cool. Any advice on where to look first?
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