Just a few events to highlight this week from SheWrites members. Remember, from book signings to workshops, please feel free to list any event you may be participating in under the events area of the site.
If you are in the Bay Area on August 31, tune in to Robert Emmett’s radio show on KFJC from 6-7pm to hear an interview with SW member Deborah… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 31, 2009 at 6:07pm —
I haven’t heard from any of you this week! I’d be really proud if that meant my first two columns were so informative and comprehensive, there were no questions left to be answered, but I’d miss writing to you each week—I’m really enjoying it!
I’ll be hoping for a very full mailbox this week, but in the meantime, let’s talk money.
Publishing is an odd industry. As far as I know, there’s no other product that a retailer can return… Continue
Added by Lea Beresford on August 31, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Another great week for SheWrites members, lots of great news to share, so let’s get right to it.
has two great pieces of news to share this week: her play Revealing Frankie will be playing on September 12 at the Exit 7 Players Theater in Ludlow, Massachusetts, and she’s also had an article published on the Huffington Post entitled “… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 27, 2009 at 7:11pm —
The following post is penned by SheWrites member Linda Lowen.
If Margaret Atwood hadn't published The Handmaid's Tale
in 1985 and sucked all the air out of the room for other women writers exploring contemporary gender issues under the guise of a feminist dystopian novel, Sherri S. Tepper's The Gate to Women's Country
(1988) might have been more widely… Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on August 27, 2009 at 2:05pm —
Yes, we are writers, and our newest feature title ends in a proposition. Artistic license?! We could debate it, but instead, allow me to introduce you to the amazing Linda Lowen, who has graciously penned our first "MY FAVORITE BOOK" post. We'll be looking for more SheWriters to contribute to this feature in the future, so if you'd like to contribute, please shoot me a note here at SheWrites!
And now, about Linda: As author of the… Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on August 27, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Last week I blogged about Beth Wareham
's Power of No
, and how much I like the cover. Well, that got her excited and she asked if she could use my blog space to tell you all about how Twitter has changed her… Continue
Added by Erin Hosier on August 26, 2009 at 10:00am —
Wow, you memoir writers
are really keeping me on my toes! What a wonderfully active group
you are. And thank you all—memoirists, novelists, essayists, etc.—for your thoughtful questions, kind comments (I’ll be thankful for the constructive ones, too!), and steadfast passion for the written… Continue
Added by Lea Beresford on August 25, 2009 at 5:23pm —
My new book How Not To Act Old
is on the New York Times Bestseller List, a real thrill especially since it’s my first time after 18 books.
But an even bigger thrill might be being the only writer in the Amazon Humor Top Ten
without a penis.
Added by Pamela Redmond Satran on August 25, 2009 at 3:06pm —
From book signings to workshop offerings, here’s what’s going on all across the country this week with SheWrites members:
, author of DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House
, will be interviewed on Sirius Radio for the Whole Living show on Martha Stewart’s
channel 112. The… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 24, 2009 at 7:20pm —
There are always amazing things happening in the lives of SheWrites members, and this week is no exception. Here are just some of the highlights:
A new online newspaper, The Jersey Tomato
, recently interviewed Diane Lockward
during a signing event for her poetry book, What Feeds Us
. The interview is now online, along… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 21, 2009 at 8:18am —
I’m sorry I haven’t been returning your calls. Since my first day at one of the largest publishing companies in the world, I've been getting dozens of queries a day from aspiring writers. It's difficult to get my work done when I'm fielding calls every fifteen minutes, and I must admit, during an especially busy day (or an exceptionally cranky one), I ignore the calls. (I'm sorry!) But now I'm here on shewrites.com, ready and willing to tackle any question… Continue
Added by Lea Beresford on August 19, 2009 at 5:00pm —
I am pleased beyond belief to bring you a new weekly feature at the SHE WRITES Blog, "ASK AN EDITOR," penned by the Girl with the Red Pencil herself, Lea Beresford
. So you know those questions you've always wanted to ask a professional editor but either didn't want to ask your own, or didn't know one to ask? You've got Lea now.
Who is Lea?
After a shaky start in the world of… Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on August 19, 2009 at 1:08pm —
I'm really looking forward to Spike Jones' film version of Where the Wild Things Are, and I just pre-ordered McSweeney's faux fur covered edition
of Dave Eggers' adaptation (he co-wrote the script with the director, based on the original story by Maurice Sendak). Who… Continue
Added by Erin Hosier on August 19, 2009 at 10:37am —
Fantastic events, as always, are on tap this week arranged by members of the SheWrites community. Here’s what’s going on this week:
New York City
Mediabistro Midtown East is hosting a four hour workshop on August 19 at 6:30pm by Kendra Levin
. The workshop is called “Get Over Your Writer’s Block
”, and Kendra… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 18, 2009 at 7:32pm —
We’re closing in on 3,500 members in just about six weeks, which is so wonderful to see! Here’s what’s going on with your fellow SheWrites members this week:
has had her 100th article published at Suite101.com
. Congrats, Karen!…
Added by Alison Groves on August 17, 2009 at 7:26pm —
It’s been almost a month since Amazon deleted illegal versions of George Orwell’s “1984” from customers' Kindles. But while news reports and blogs empathized with Kindle readers as the hapless victims of Orwellian-style censorship, hardly anyone expressed sympathy for the authors and publishers getting ripped off by pirated copies of their works.
(The blog AppScout
Added by Sarah Glazer on August 14, 2009 at 4:58am —
Last week Bloomsbury Children's in the U.S. finally righted a wrong that had been igniting controversy all over the web. Young adult author Justine Larbalestier's novel LIAR
was set to release this October with this image gracing its hardcover:
Problem is, LIAR's main character is described as an… Continue
Added by Erin Hosier on August 12, 2009 at 2:47pm —
Today SHE WRITES founding member Christina Baker Kline's
fourth novel, BIRD IN HAND
, is being released by William Morrow. To share the news on SHE WRITES, Christina has written a revealing, personal post about what it took for her to get to this day:… Continue
Added by Kamy Wicoff on August 11, 2009 at 9:00am —
As more and more members join us here in the SheWrites community (closing in on 3,400!), we continue to see many great and diverse events happening all over the country. Here’s what’s going on this week:
is hosting Literary Death Match
at 8pm on August 11 at… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 10, 2009 at 7:55am —
community continues to grow at amazing rates, and we love being able to share with you every week the fantastic accomplishments of our members. Here’s what’s going on this week:
Harper released Pamela Redmond Satran’s
new book… Continue
Added by Alison Groves on August 7, 2009 at 9:42am —