Thursday, February 01, 2007
I just got my copy of Amy Guth's Three Fallen Women . Take a look.
I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this one. Reportedly, her style is offbeat and the themes are dark (even though she started out in stand-up comedy!). I'm a sucker for such.
In a completely different vein, I'm also still listening to Ellen Meister's Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA. I've been listening for some time, but found I'm quite dyslexic when it comes to listening, driving and actually absorbing information at the same time. I'm getting better though.
I like to "listen" the same way I read - I want to not only enjoy the story, but also explore the style. It's light and funny. The last few chapters were terrific, starting with a frenzied kitchen painting scene to a crazy group scene (dare I say too much?) with almost the entire cast of characters. It's a very filmic story - I definitely can see this as a movie. If Ellen checks in here, maybe she'll let us know if it's heading that way? Ellen's blog is here!
I have a new piece that will appear in February at elimae. I love that zine.
My main project, Songs of Cicadas, has finally undergone its last set of revisions and was sent to the Ohio State University Fiction Prize contest. I fear it still needs more, but I'll wait for a little bit before I pick it back up. Now, I'm going to work on my novel.
Finally, there's a new ezine that you should check out. The talented Stefani Nellan is coeditor for Steel City Review. The first ish is up, and looks great with super writers as well including: Marc Lowe, Maggie Shearon and Claudia Smith.