How exciting! I live in NYC but was invited to do the reading by the Mount Pleasant Library. The event is listed now on my home page (I'm not yet up to speed on how to post things the right way) but the text is below, in case you can make it.
It's lovely to "meet" you this way - and I'm going to go and enjoy reading your blog right now.
Alethea Black's debut story collection, I Knew You’d Be Lovely (Broadway Books/Random House) was an Oprah.com book-of-the-week and a Barnes & Nobel “Discover Great New Writers” pick. Black graduated from Harvard College and lives in Dutchess County, NY www.aletheablack.com Céline Keating’s debut novel, Layla (Plain View Press), was a pick by the Huffington Post and by Poets & Writers magazine. Keating earned a Masters Degree in Urban Studies from Queens College and in Creative Writing from City College/ CUNY. She lives in New York City. www.celinekeating.com A discussion of the publishing processes will follow. With guest violinist Willa Odefey Mount Pleasant
It's so nice to meet you! I see from your picture that we have more than shoes in common - the dog! I have 4 and adore them! By the way, my book is about a girl who grows up in a beauty shop, so we also have "hair" in common. I am putting your book on my kindle; can't wait to read it!
Wow, Deborah, such kind and thoughtful words, thank you so much. Thank you too for connecting me with others, I love to share my thoughts on books, those that move me and to try and find the good in those that don't. The blog is new but the passion for books and writing has been simmering away for a long time, it's fun to be able to share it and to meet like minded souls. I look forward to reading more from you also. Bonne Continuation!
Thank you, Deborah, for the good thoughts and the friendship. The cover image comes from a painting by Sterling Mulbry, who often includes books, birds and flowers in her work. I agree, it does a lot to help to convey things (including some contradictions of mood) in my book. And at bookstore events, I've found that people gaze at it for a long time.
Novelists - published or not - chatting about beginnings, muddy middles, dang endings, what to do with it all. Please don't shout (all caps, big images) or post links on the main wall except as part of the conversation. Please do include modestly…See More