I have just released my multi-generational family saga, RAIN (print and e-book).
Set in provincial Australia in the early sixties, Rain is a multigenerational family saga that chronicles the lives of three generations of the Wallin sawmilling dynasty. It explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, men and women: the sacrifices, compromises, and patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations.
In a journey that spans four decades and crosses the globe, Rain is an epic tale of the choices and consequences that comprise one family’s history. By turn dark and amusing, Rain delivers an emotionally charged revelation about love, loss, guilt, self-discovery and redemption. The enduring question of family bonds—escapable or not, divides, conquers, and triumphs.
My post, "Killing Her Softly," was featured on Blogher yesterday. Pioneer Woman and friends tweeted about it last night and I am coming up on 10,000 views in 24 hours! (I recommend you have tissues close by). http://www.blogher.com/member/writingdianet
My creative non-fiction piece "The Language of the Landscape" appears in the current issue of Praxilla: "My children were born of place, of ancient names; born of snail—táx’, and Raven—Yéil, of Hoonah—Xuniyaa, of Tlingit Aaní. Their Tlingit identity is dependent upon a social relationship to their ancestral landscape, Southeast Alaska. This relationship is in danger of disappearing: our Elders tell us that if we do not know our names, our way of life will disappear."
I have a wonderful new site for my "micro fiction!" http://charactersinsearchofanovel.com is an offshoot of my twitter identity @insearchofnovel, which has become a little tiny cult. Please visit my site, where my characters beg for attention and even have their own store! molly
This is just to remind you that you have under 2 months to submit your stories to The Fine Line Short Story Competition, the details of which are below:
The Fine Line’s inaugural short story competition is now open for entries. Whatever your taste, style or inspiration, submit your tale and you could win £200 ($320/€230) and publication in The Fine Line Short Story Collection.
A percentage of all entry fees goes to charity so you’ll be doing good while getting your work out there.
Literary Lunes Magazine, a new, 100% FREE online literary resource guide for writers, is at 39 members! We are currently seeking articles for our May issue, and we are particularly looking for short stories, poetry, and articles regarding Mother's Day, and Memorial Day experiences. Each article is due the 23rd of every month. For our April issue, we had over 60 pages of literary content, and we featured an interview with Shewrites.com own Susanne Dunlap!
Stop by www.literarylunes.webs.com to see the hype, and read our interview with Susanne. Who knows? Maybe you'll decide to join us! We are always looking for new members :)
I have three poems published in Milk Sugar. The poems are from my soon-to-be-published collection "The Hide of My Tongue" (Plain View Press, 2011). The poems depict the struggles of those involved in the Tlingit language revitalization. Of the eight hundred Native American languages, more than five hundred are in danger of extinction. Lingit Yoo Xatangi.
There will be a Book Launch Celebration for my third collection of poetry, In the Palms of Angels (Press 53) at the Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center at 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC, on Thursday, April 7, from 7 - 9 p.m. 10% of book sales for the evening will go to the Cancer Center's Simstein Fund for patients who cannot afford the costs associated with their cancer treatments such as medicine, transportation, etc. There will be music by Lee and Susan Terry, refreshments, free and ample parking. The original painting for the book cover by my uncle, acclaimed artist Stephen White (whose work has been exhibited in MoMA), will be on display. If any of you live in this area, please join us! For more information, see my website at http://terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com
I had my first poetry published at Asylum - a Wellington, New Zealand based poetry magazine. I submitted 3 poems and they published them all. First time my poetry has been published and I am so excited. You can see them here - in Asylum, Edition #3 'Death Rattle/The Snow Child/Saturday Afternoon' http://www.papercut.herobo.com/Asylum/Asylum3/Asylum.html
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