Thank you so much for posting my interview with the inimitable Marilyn Yalom, who has been something of a mentor to me lately. I'm honored to be a part of this community, and am crazy about this site. Judging from the explosion of memberships, clearly the world needs a place like shewrites!
oh, of course, Diane. The amazing salonista How much she is missed. You know there was going to be a small book about her. We all put together essays for it. Hilary Spurling was doing it. When I get back to London I will try and find out what is happening.
Sorry for this delay in replying. This tour is utterly mad, but hopefully i can use it to meet some interesting people. I just connected with a woman in SF through the site. How lovely. Any time you want to do the 5 questions Kamy I'd be very happy. Sarah
Hi Kamy and thanks for the warm welcome. I don't know your friend. I think the site is full of potential. I invited a couple of my author friends and hope they accept. One is a mystery writer and the other is a humorous blogger. Both would appreciate it and I hope they join. Cheers.
Hi Kamy, thanks for your nice note -- as a matter of fact, I met with Maya Nussbaum a couple weeks ago and I love what she and Girls Write are doing. So that connection has been made! And thanks for such a warm welcome to SheWrites. It's so lovely!
Thanks! I can't wait for "Blows to the Head" to be up on the banner too! Publication is expected January 2010.
By the way, a suggestion for our growth: everyone with a publisher should contact the publicity/marketing department to suggest that their female authors join SheWrites.
Hi Kamy, nice to heard from you and congratulation on the site - seems to be really taking off.
Yes the name Cruella came from 101 Dalmation although not for any particular reason - it was a pseudonym I'd used a number of times when writing from my old day job and not wanting my employers to find out I wasn't concentrating on my work as much as I had assured them I would in the interview. Anyhow it has stuck now and I use it for lots of things.
And yes it would be great to meet up with the other London-based writers on here once the Edinburgh Festival is over (no hope before). There is a group, hopefully once we reach critical mass we'll have a meet up - I've recommended various London-based friends of mine to join.
Kamy, I was thrilled to learn from your earlier post that I was member #2000. Quite a milestone in such a short time! It's totally amazing how a small bit of sand can result in a gorgeous pearl. I'm happy to be a part of this.
Hi Kamy, Nice to meet you! :-)
I think this is a great site setup and am busily recruiting from some of the groups I belong to. Speaking of which, maybe down the road apiece, it would be handy to have a links page for the various organizations that promote women writers - Broad Universe (sf/f), Sisters in Crime (mystery), etc. Be nice to see all of it working together where possible.
Thanks for all the hard work done to date! :-)
I've been so swamped with Cowboy & Wills, but the galleys are being printed - right now! So I hope to finally have the time to really check out everything on this site. You are amazing! Look at all of these fabulous, interesting women! Congratulations!
Hi Kamy, Thanks for your note. I'm thoroughly enjoying this site - you've done an amazing job. Yes, your mum met Barbara Johnson on a cruise and Barbara called me. Barbara's a fascinating woman - a journalist and Christopher Reeves' mother (Superman). But alas, she's not into technology...yet.
I did want to ask you - how do I go about linking my book on your revolving masthead, and adding it to the bookstore links? Is there a problem that it's sold through Amazon.ca (Canadian Amazon) rather than Amazon.com?
I'm shaking—no, literally, I am SHAKING with excitement. So far, everything I have seen about this site indicates that it is the one I didn't know I needed to know about. Tremendous people. Great attitude. Rich resources, out of the gate.
Here's me, falling to my knees in L.A. in gratitude. (Okay...the falling-to-my-knees part was not literal, but the fervor remains the same.)
Number 2000, eh? Impressive! That's one impressive thing to add to my stats. LOL!~ And getting a salon going here in Utah might be harder than you would imagine. This is the center of conservatism incarnate. We have a Utah writers Assn which I am not a member of, but I guess we shall see. :)
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