October 8th, 2009
Hey, Seattle and Portland! There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you: I’m doing a couple of book readings in the coming week for a nifty new Seal Press anthology called P.S. What I Didn’t Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends. My contribution to the book? A story that manages to incorporate first love, family dysfunction, bigtime betrayal, and really, really bad hair.
(Yep, that’s my senior year high school photo. I pretty much kept Aqua Net in business.)
If you want to hear more about my Jersey days in the eighties – and how I rocked a mullet, feather earrings, and Jordache jeans that required a pair of pliers to zip up – now is your chance (excerpt here).
Other contributors to this hilarious collection of letters never sent to BFFs who’ve hurt, inspired, backstabbed, comforted, or up and died on us include Jane Hodges (the brilliant business journalist I hope to be when I grow up), Susan Johnston(freelance rockstar behind The Urban Muse), and Megan McMorris (editor of this unsent letter brigade as well as excellent anthologies like Woman’s Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Lives).
You can learn much more about this brand spanking new anthology here, and you can buy it here (or from your bookstore of choice). If you’d like to see Megan, Jane, me, and some of the other Pacific Northwest contributors read from and dish about this shiny new book, here are the dates:
- SEATTLE -
Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 2 pm
Location: Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 South Main Street, Seattle
Who: Editor Megan McMorris and contributors Jane Hodges, Jen Karuza Schile, Anna Cox, and yours truly
- PORTLAND -
Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Powell’s Hawthorne location, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland
Who: Editor Megan McMorris, contributors Sarah Bowen Shea, Jane Hodges, and again, yours truly
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