Monday, September 14, 2009

My TBR list grows and grows

As a reader, I’m really excited that some of my favorite authors have new releases.
First, Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, discussed her very deliberate writing process for her new book, Her Fearful Symmetry with Borders. Interesting stuff.

Lorrie Moore, better known for her short stories, released the novel A Gate at the Stairs which deals with the post-9/11 world. I am a huge fan of her short stories and am very excited to see her release a full-length novel. Ms. Moore is a magician of words.

Richard Russo, another extraordinary writer, has several I need to catch up on, but most recently, That Old Cape Magic. He talked with the New York Times about converting his novels to screenplays for movies.

E.L. Doctorow’s release, Homer and Langley, fascinates me because it’s based on the true story of two brothers—one blind and one insane--living in New York. The New York Times Book Review’s Sam Tanenhaus interviewed E.L. about the release, and his writing process.

I’ve also purchased a few of my fellow authors’ works and have been lucky enough to win a few others, but so far haven’t had the chance to read them because I've been so focused on my own multiple writings. I recently submitted final edits for Design for Life, the Sweetheart Rose story for The Wild Rose Press’ Flower Basket series. A contemporary novel, which I’m very excited about, is going through the critique process, and I have yet to start revisions on a historical novella that I’m also very excited about. And, as always, about ten unfinished stories are clamoring for attention. A good problem to have.

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