Great, Ann. June 29 would work for me. The only thing is, I've never been to Venice before, so don't know of a place to recommend. We will be staying near St. Mark's Square. Do you know the city? What would work for you? Maybe an early morning or late afternoon cup of coffee?
In places with many members, SheWrites is looking for volunteers to host parties to everyone local can meet each other and build connections. In our case, it could be whatever we wanted. I will be traveling with my family, so I was thinking something simple like a cup of coffee at a cafe to learn about each others work as writers. According to a SheWrites search, there is one other member who lives in Venice named Nan McElroy. Don't know if you know her. If you're not interested, it's not a big deal. I just thought it would be fun to show how this social networking world can connect people with common interests from all over the world.
You may not know me or my work, but I am the national bestselling, award winning novelist of six critically acclaimed novels who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
If you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
"Hi Lianne...I've written an ebook with a strong maternal character as well...I added a paranormal aspect to the story 'Unsettled'. The book is just out...I really think you should work on this concept. I definitely…"