Through an unusual but not unwelcome series of events, there's plenty to talk about today. So let's get down to it, Boppers!
I've been two-timing on the Unreliable Narrator with my new bloggy mistress, Beyond the Margins. Beyond the Margins is a group blog featuring the diverse experiences of twelve Boston-area writers from different backgrounds and disciplines. We'll be offering interviews, publishing tips, book reviews, and other articles on writing.
If you're a writer or a reader or just a curious web surfer, you'll find many topics of interest. We'll be posting each weekday and I'll be adding my perspective once every couple of weeks (don't worry, the Unreliable Narrator will continue as always).
Currently we have three posts up:
- Nichole Bernier interviews Newbery Awards judge Diane Bailey Foote who gives us the inside scoop on what makes for an award winning children's story.
- Kathy Crowley talks about her decision to write a novel from the perspective of multiple characters and the five lessons she's learned from the process.
- Randy Susan Meyers, always entertaining and enlightening, delivers the ten commandments for book launch day. Which is a perfect segue for...
The Murderer's Daughters, by Randy Susan Meyers
Today Randy’s book came out, following a wave of advance praise. Congratulations Randy! I was lucky enough to read some of her manuscript in a Grub Street class (and give her an exhaustive critique, from which I'm sure she cribbed many brilliant passages--anything I can do to help) and look forward to receiving my pre-ordered copy in the mail. Thursday I'll be covering The Murderer's Daughters book launch party. So stay tuned for full coverage of the event. I'm bringing my camera! Read my interview with Randy here.
First Guest Post Ever
I've been working on a guest blog post for fellow Beyond the Margins writer Henriette Lazaridis Power, and her blog The View Finder. The post is about revenge violence in the movies of Quentin Tarantino and Sam Peckinpah. Check out part 1. Part two will be posted Thursday. While you're there, be sure to browse through Henriette's other posts. She's a wonderful fiction writer and The View Finder is full of well-informed, thoughtful pieces on contemporary cinema, books, and language.