CBS has picked up Unforgettable, a television show based on John Robert Lennon's short story "The Remember." Unforgettable features Poppy Montgomery as a detective who can remember virtually every detail of her life.
CNN recently interviewed Justin Cronin in advance of the paperback release of The Passage. Read the interview here.
Rayne Debski's short story "Letting Go," which was workshopped at Colgate Writers' Conference, has been published online in the spring edition of The Greensilk Journal.
Rina Terry recently had a poem accepted by Qarrtsiluni. Additionally, they asked her to appear on a podcast.
Amy Small-McKinney has been named the 2011 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, in Pennsylvania. The final judge was poet Christopher Bursk, past winner of the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.
John Robert Lennon is publishing a somewhat unusual ebook-only project: a collection of stories with illustrations by Lou Beach called The Great Zombini. A couple of samples have been published in The Paris Review and Bomb. The book is only four or five dollars, and it's available from Amazon, the Barnes and Noble Nook Store, and iBooks.
As part of the college's Spring Poetry Series, Phillip Levine will read in Curtin Memorial Library at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY on Tuesday, April 12.
Dennis McFadden's story, "Diamond Alley," from the collection Hart's Grove (published by the Colgate University Press in June 2010), has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2011, due out this fall from Houghton Mifflin. Dennis attended the Colgate (erstwhile Chenango Valley) Writers' Conference in 2006 and 2008.
Rachael Ikins will be the Palace Poetry Group's featured reader on Thursday, April 7 at Books and Memories in Syracuse.
Publishers Weekly recently released a very positive review of Bruce Smith's book Devotions, which will come out in April. You can read the review here.
Sheila Kohler's novel Cracks has been adapted into a movie, reviewed appreciatively in today's New York Times. Sheila led a workshop at our 2001 conference and is featured in Crafting Fiction, Poetry, & Memoir: Talks from the Colgate Writers' Conference.
Lorraine Berry is now a contributing editor to Talking Writing, an online magazine in which she's published pieces ranging from the death of one of her students last semester to her love for the band Nirvana. Additionally, she publishes at least one essay per month as a columnist for the online magazine Does This Make Sense? Her newest essay, "Nostalgia," which she workshopped at the 2010 Conference, can be found in Raven Chronicles, vol. 15, no. 2. In October, Salon published an excerpt from her essay, "Our First Date was the Last Day of His Life." The article went viral, and after it was tweeted by Roger Ebert, Lorraine sold the rights to the memoir to a Hollywood producer. She is now rewriting the script to prepare it for a screenwriter.
Maureen Bartlett's memoir Loving the Tasmanian Devil: Reflections on Marriage and Asperger's Syndrome will come out this spring through Autism Asperger Publishing Company in Kansas. Maureen read an excerpt at the 2009 Conference, and her chapter "Limiting Exercises" uses one of Brian Hall's workshop exercises as an analogy for being married to someone with Asperger Syndrome.
Toby Hecht's story "A Good Neighborhood" is being published this spring in Bluestem Magazine. The story started out as an exercise in Kelly Cherry's workshop at the Colgate Writers' Conference (then called the Chenango Valley Writers' Conference).
Theresa Wyatt has received a Pushcart Nomination for her poem, "To Chromosome 22," which appeared in the anthology, Beyond Bones, volume 2, fall, 2010. Another anthology, The Empty Chair, Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407, included a poem Theresa wrote in memory of Beverly Eckert, 9/11 widow and activist, who was a victim of that crash. Online, her work can be found at Raving Dove, Seven CirclePress, EarthSpeak Magazine, and Cell 2 Soul. She was honored with a third appearance in The Healing Muse, volume 10 and was published in last December's American Psychological Association's Families, Systems, & Health journal.
Willy Vlautin's novel Lean on Pete is one of only five finalists for an Oregon Book Award: the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. Additionally, we can also vote for Lean on Pete for a People's Choice Award here. The winners will be announced by Literary Arts on April 27, 2011. Good luck, Willy!
Conference alum Matthew Hotham has been named the new Editor in Chief of the prestigious Carolina Quarterly.
Congratulations to Willy Vlautin! Willy's novel, The Motel Life, is being adapted into a movie starring Emile Hirsch. Read more here.
Lily Shen recently published her humor essay, "It is Easy to Speak Chinese," on Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, a website that focuses on New York City stories. You can read the story, which Lily worked on during a Writers' Retreat at the 2010 Colgate Writers' Conference, here.
Ginnah Howard is publishing stories from her novel-in-progress, Rope & Bone, on her website. To read January's Story of the Month, click here.
You may recall from the spring that Bruce Smith was among sixteen writers to receive a 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award. Bruce won an Academy Award in Literature, "given annually to honor exceptional accomplishment in any genre." To read more, please see this article from Syracuse University's website.
Rachael Ikins' second chapbook, Transplanted, began shipping today. The chapbook is being published by Finishing Line Press.
Congratulations again to Jeffrey Condran, winner of The Missouri Review's 28th annual Pedan Prize. Read more about the award and Jeffrey's story, "Praha," here.
Joe Donahue will interview Ginnah Howard on The Roundtable on Northeast Public Radio, WAMC, 99.3 Oneonta, NY, on Friday, November 5 at 11:10 am. You can listen live here.
John Robert Lennon recently reviewed Amelia Gray's Museum of the Weird for The New York Times Sunday Book Review. You can read the article here.
Novelist Steve Yarbrough recently selected Jeff Condran's story, "Praha," which appeared in the Summer 2009 edition of The Missouri Review, for the 2010 William Peden Prize. The prize is awarded for the best short story published in The Missouri Review each volume year. Jeff has won a $1,000 award and will travel to Missouri for a reading and reception.
Peter Balakian's interview with Scott Simon on NPR's Weekend Edition can be heard here.
The PBS show NewsHour will feature Peter Balakian's work for its Poem of the Week on Tuesday, September 7th. If time permits, the poem is mentioned on the air and viewers are told to go to the web site to read it and hear it read. If time doesn’t permit, just go to Poem of the Week on the NewsHour site, here. Balakian will also be interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition on September 11th. Check for listings.
Congratulations to Kelly Cherry! She has been named Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Kelly Cherry has published quite a few stories recently. Her work has appeared in HotelAmerika, Commentary, and The Literary Review. Additionally, she will have stories appearing in The Idaho Review, The Kenyon Review, and StoryQuarterly shortly. A longer poem is also forthcoming in The Literary Review. This summer, Kelly has a residency at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Justin Cronin, who last read at the Colgate Writers' Conference in 2008, has been receiving quite a bit of attention for his upcoming novel, The Passage. The New York Times published an article on June 1st, which you can read here. Yesterday, The Huffington Post added an article and video of their own. You can find that piece here.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced that Bruce Smith has won an Academy Award in Literature, worth $7,500. Read the news release here.
Dan Memmolo has poems in recent issues of Atlanta Review, Natural Bridge, Poems & Plays, Slipstream, The MacGuffin, and The Ledge.
Toby Hecht reports that her story, "Sway," which she workshopped at the Colgate Writers' Conference with Hannah Tinti, has been accepted for publication this spring in Epiphany.
Sarasvati magazine recently published three poems from Rachael Ikins. They're planning to use more of Rachael's poetry this fall, and you can find one of her poems, "Finding Words in the Woods," on their website here. Click on Sarasvati under the "Our Magazines" link to read it.
Matt Hotham has had a number of poems published recently. "What Ishmael Said to Isaac" appears in issue #4 of Stone Canoe, and "Forms of Flight" was published in the fall issue (#12) of Copper Nickel. Additionally, Matt appears alongside Anthea Hubanks and Bruce Smith in the current issue of the University of Virginia's Meridian. Matt has two poems in the issue: "Our Fathers" and "To the Left of Convention." Anthea, as mentioned in a previous update, has three poems in the issue: "Fall to Marmara," "Last Blackberries Before Michaelmas," and "Radio Barrio."
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently released Ginnah Howard's book Night Navigation in paperback. You can find the cover image, as well as reviews, here. Ginnah is now working on her next novel, Common Descent, an excerpt of which will appear in Short Story this summer. Additionally, "True Romance '63," an excerpt from the first book of this trilogy-in-progress, Book 1: Rope & Bone, is in the current issue (#8) of the California School of Arts' Eleven Eleven journal. Ginnah has also been invited to be a guest writer at the University of South Carolina for Janette Turner Hospital's spring 2011 public course, "Caught in the Creative Act." Ginnah was in Janette's fiction workshop at the Colgate Writers' Conference a few years back.
Rayne Debski's micro-fiction "In Love, We Are" was awarded a Bronze in the Six Sentences Love Story competition and published in the anthology 6S: The Love Book.
The Painted Bride Quarterly will publish Julie Conover's story, "The Voucher," in their next issue (#81), set to arrive this spring. You'll be able to find the piece at their website here.
If you get a chance, take a look at the current issue of the University of Virginia's Meridian. The issue contains three poems from conference alum Anthea Hubanks.
Congratulations to Rachael Z. Ikins! Finishing Line Press will publish her second book, Transplanted. The book includes blurbs by both Phil Memmer and Jennifer MacPherson. You can also see Rachael's work on her website here, and you can preorder copies of her book by e-mailing her here.
Jeff Condran sends word that Cairn: The New St. Andrews Review will publish his story, "Housewarming," this April. Congrats, Jeff!
Larry Dark, the Director of the Story Prize, recently included John Robert Lennon's Pieces for the Left Hand in a list of fifteen "highly recommended short story collections published in 2009." You can find the full list on the Story Prize's blog, which can be found here.
Willy Vlautin's band Richmond Fontaine released its ninth album, "We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River" (Arena Rock) in September of 2009. The album earned a rave review in the New Yorker, which you can read here. Willy's third novel, Lean on Pete, will be published this April. You can read more about Willy here and more about Richmond Fontaine here.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the upcoming release of Justin Cronin's postapocalyptic vampire saga, The Passage, the first of a planned triology. Read the article here.
Jeff Condran sends word that two of his stories have been accepted for publication. Look for "Cupcakes" in Mesa State College's Pinyon and "Ides of March" (which Jeff read at this past summer's conference) in Minnesota State University's Blue Earth Review.
Rayne Debski recently updated us on a number of publications. Most notably, her story, "Canary," which appeared in the Winter/Spring issue of REAL, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Additionally, "Insurrection" (which she read at the 2007 CWC), was published in the anthology XX Eccentric: Stories About the Eccentricities of Women; "Absolution" appeared in Six Sentences, Vol 2; and "How to Feed a Muse" was an Editor's Pick in flashquake's summer issue.
Women on Writing interviewed Doris Wright after her piece, "You Can See," which was named a runner-up in the Spring 2009 Flash Fiction Contest. In the interview, Doris discusses the value of workshops and conferences (especially the CWC, of course!). You can read the interview here and Doris' fiction here.
Amy Small-McKinney's chapbook, Clear Moon, Frost, published by Finishing Line Press this past July, is now available on Amazon.com. Click here for Amy's profile and be sure to read the blurbs!
Annie Wald, formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the Princeton University Press, wrote to update us on her publications since her time at the Colgate Writers' Conference (then the Chenango Valley Writers' Conference) ten years ago. During that time, she has had nine stories published in various places, including The Southern Review and The North American Review. Two of those stories were anthologized in volumes edited by Bret Lott, and another was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is now working on a novel about a son's search for his father's past.
Ginnah Howard recently completed a series of 15 readings for her book Night Navigation, which was given a MEDIA Award by New York State's National Alliance on Mental Illness at their fall conference.
Bruce Smith's poem, "The Game," appeared in the September 7th, 2009 issue of The New Yorker. You can read the poem here.
Congratulations to Emily Vogel! Her chapbook collection of poetry, "Footnotes for a Love Letter," is being released by FootHills Publishing. If you'd like to order a copy online, please click here.
Phillip Levine, a conference alum and the poetry editor of the mid-Hudson magazine Chronogram, reports that his prose poem, "Soon," now appears in Introduction to the Prose Poem, edited by Brian Clements and Jamey Dunham. The book is designed to teach prose poetry to college undergrads and includes work by many big names in the genre. Phillip's piece appears in the music section, opposite a work by Gertrude Stein.
We have a number of publications to announce for Marilyn Gelman. Her poem "Funeral Director in the Diner" appeared in The Poetry of Place: North Jersey in Poetry - An Anthology Celebrating the Poetry of William Carlos Williams, while we'll be able to read "Returns of the Day" in the December 2009 issue of Lips. Meanwhile, Marilyn has also kept busy with the publication of four essays: "New Year's Resolution" in A Cup of Comfort for Divorced Women, "Two Percent + Two Percent = Trouble" in the Northern New Jersey Mensa Newsletter, "Uncle" in the Paterson Library Review, and "Teddy Bear, Ready to Go" in The Ultimate Mom.
The Lakeview Review recently awarded David Sahl First Place in its Spring 2009 Writing Competition for his story, "The Truth About Sonny's." Congratulations, David!
Please pick up a copy of Sunday, July 12th's New York Times, where Ginnah Howard's Night Navigation is listed as an "Editor's Choice." Night Navigation was previously reviewed in the Sunday Book Review on July 5th.
Jeff Condran's story, "Praha," was accepted for publication and will be published in the forthcoming summer issue of The Missouri Review. Great news!
Matthew Hotham became the Managing Editor of Harvard Review in January 2009. Congratulations on your new position!
A couple of David Thoreen's poems appear in the most recent issue of Great River Review (Fall/Winter 2008). His poems are entitled "A Streetcar" and "Release from Hiroshima Hospital."
Ginnah Howard has a new book: Night Navigation. The book will be out in April 2009 and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Congratulations!
2009 will see two new books by Kelly Cherry: Girls in a Library: On Women Writer's and the Writing Life (BkMk Press) and The Retreats of Thought: Poems (LSU Press). Kelly Cherry will serve as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer in Residence at Hollins University in spring '09. Great news!
Theresa Wyatt's poems appeared this fall in American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (vol. 25/no. 4) and in The Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine (Sept. 2008).
Elizabeth Barbato will see a chapbook of her poems published in 2009 by Dancing Girl Press. Look for her work here in '09.
Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief continues to receive much acclaim: The book was awarded the John Sargent Sr. Best First Novel Prize for 2008.
Emily Vogel has been published in Edison Review and Hotmetal Press. She was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets college prize from Binghamton University in 2008.
Jeffrey Condran's short story, "The Window," will be published in Red Rock Review in the publication's Fall 2009 issue. Mr. Condran read his story at the CWC in 2006. Congratulations!
Hannah Tinti's debut novel The Good Thief was reviewed positively by The New York Times. Check the archives for the review - written by Janet Maslin. Read more about the Hannah Tinti and her work at her website.
Rina Terry's poem, "By The River, Or Under The Bridge," appears in press 1's September-December issue (volume 2, number 2). Click here to read.
Dan Memmolo's poem, "For the Women We Love," appears in the latest issue (#39) of Free Lunch. You can find the journal's web site at poetsfreelunch.org.
Rachael Z. Ikins had a collection of poetry accepted for publication recently. Slide Show in the Woods will be published by Foothill Publishing.
Lorraine Berry e-mailed us today to report another acceptance: "Clockwatcher" will appear in the British pubilcation Bottom of the World.
Carol Vlassoff recently had her first submission to a magazine accepted. "The Truth about my Grandparents" will appear in Audience this month.
Congratulations again to Lorraine Berry whose piece "Chicory Blue" has been accepted for publication by you are here, a journal of creative geography published at the University of Arizona. You can find their website here.
Jasmine Bailey has a handful of recent publications to share. You can find her poem "The Miracle of the Actual" in The Adirondack Review, online at adirondackreview.homestead.com. She will also have seven more pieces appearing shortly: "Perhaps" in Lilliput; "Storm in Santa Rosa," "Explaining Things: Astronomy," and "Window in Hotel Victoria" in Spectrum Magazine; and "Rain in Buenos Aires," "The Pampas," and "The Journalist," in The Portland Review.
Lorraine Berry reports that she is now the book review editor for Frame Lines, which you can find online at www.framelines.com.au.
We are happy to report that Lorraine Berry's "Jesus Saves" has been accepted by Frame Lines, an Australian publication. You can find the publication online at www.framelines.com.au.
Jackie Z. Brooks' short story, "Boeuf Madagaskara," was recently published by Glimpse, an overseas publication of National Geographic that specializes in stories from people who live or have lived and work abroad. Jackie's story was originally published in February and is now available at www.glimpse.org.
Lorraine Berry's "Scarecrows" is being published on April 21st in Salome Magazine. Previously, Salome published her piece, "Roscoe." You can find both "Scarecrows" and "Roscoe," published on November 5th, 2007, at www.salomemagazine.com.
Michael Gindi, a conference alumnus, is now writing a bimonthly psychology column for M.A.R. Magazine in New Jersey.
Congratulations to Richard Weems who recently sent word that his first short story collection, Anything He Wants, available from Spire Press, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award.
Conference alum Xand Lourenco and a group of Colgate students have recently started a literary magazine dedicated to storytelling. Please feel free to browse their website at www.storytellersdigest.com and submit your own material. The site also has a message board where writers can post and critique drafts.
Mississippi Magazine recently published a short piece from Linda Rains Allman's memoir. The piece,"The Eupora Steps", profiles the town of Eupora, Mississippi, where Linda's father grew up. It appears in the current issue in the section entitled "Being Southern." You need to subscribe to read the piece online, but you can see the companion piece on the town of Eupora at www.mismag.com without subscribing.
Congratulations to Rachael Ikins who recently won first prize in the 2008 National Penwomen Poetry and Art competition for her poem "Deja Vu." Another piece, "A Summer's Grief," received an honorable mention. Additionally, Rachael's poem "Book Club" will be displayed with other artwork at the Syracuse YMCA Downtown Writers Center this month. In other news, Rachael recently read at Hamilton's MAD art co-op at the Women's History Month HER-story event.
Recently, The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Peter Krok's collection of poems, Looking for an Eye. You can read the review at www.philly.com, here.
Mark Grover's short story, "Friend in the Closet," will appear in the ezine Colored Chalk later this month. Please look for it at www.coloredchalk.com.
Dennis McFadden has had a number of short stories published since his stay at the 2006 Conference. His stories have appeared in the summer 2007 issue of The Saint Ann's Review, the summer 2007 issue of Permafrost, and the winter 2008 issue of CutBank. Additionally, he has had the featured story in two issues of The South Carolina Review: fall 2006 and fall 2007. Finally, Dennis also has the lead story in the winter 2007 issue of The Missouri Review.
Rachael Ikins sends word that her website is now online. Check out www.rachaelikins.com for Rachael's poetry and photography. Additionally, the website links to two blogs of interest: Monday Night Poetry at Sushi Blues contains a calendar of poetry events in the Hamilton-Cazenovia area, and Poetry in Motion has advice on writing poetry, publishing, and competing.
Valerie Ann Leff's latest story, "Metafiction: Reading Lolita Under Book Contract," was recently published by Southwest Review in its winter 2008 issue. Valerie also sends word that she's teaching private writing classes in Edwards, Colorado and will be joining the faculty of Denver's Lighthouse Lit Fest this summer.
Rachael Ikins reports that The Healing Muse, a journal published by the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, will publish several photographs and one of her poems in its October 2008 edition. Additionally, Rachael is working on a chapbook which will be published by Turtle Ink Press. The chapbook, entitled From the Lost Years: 1990-2000, will contain poems, photography, and one short story.
As you may well have noticed, Tessa Hadley once again has a story in The New Yorker, "Friendly Fire." It will appear on February 4th.
Jon Clinch's book Finn: A Novel was recently named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. You can see the entire list here.
Betty Levine's new book An Endless Harvest is now available. The book includes information on fruit, vegetables, and herbs, including recipes and nutritional value. It can be purchased online here.
Kelly Cherry writes to let us know that her book Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems is now available from LSU Press. The book can be purchased from Amazon, LSU, and Barnes and Noble.
Peter Krok’s collection of poems, Looking for an Eye, was recently published by Foothills Publishing. You can find more information on the book, which just became available on December 8th, here.
Richard Jeffrey Newman announces that a new Rumi reader has been published by Mazda Publishers in California. The reader, A Bird in the Garden of Angels, is on the poetry section for which Richard collaborated with John Moyne. You can find the book, which contains samples of all of the genres in which Rumi wrote, some never before translated, here.
Last month, Rachel Ikins wrote to say that her poem, “Flashback,” will be published in an anthology entitled Coevolution 2: Shivering through the Details. Just in case you needed anymore incentive to pick up a copy, Emily Vogel wrote to say that her poem “Ancient Calligraphy” will also be published in the same issue. Again, Coevolution 2 will be published by Turtle Ink Press. Look for it in 2008.
Paul Hamill has been quite busy recently. In addition to publishing poems in several journals and serving as Tompkins County’s Poet Laureate for 2006-2008, Paul has competed in several poetry contests. He was recently named a finalist in the Ann Stanford contest; he took 2nd place for his poem “A Midcentury Advent” in the Tom Howard Poetry Contest; and he received an honorable mention in the 2006 Winning Writers War Poetry Contest. The latter two poems are available online for anyone interested. Additionally, Paul received a state arts commission grant to conduct readings and workshops for venues accessible to senior citizens in Tompkins County.
Peter Balakian was recently awarded the Movses Khorenatsi medal at the behest of President Robert Kocharian of Armenia. The medal is one of Armenia’s highest civilian honors, given for creative achievements in Armenian culture, arts, literature, education, and the humanities.
Jenny Smith’s first book, The Comeback Season, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, will be out on March 4th. You can find it online at Amazon. Additionally, Jenny has also sold her second book, another YA novel. That one will be out in the summer of 2009.
Congratulations to Ginnah Howard, who sends word that Harcourt has recently purchased the rights to her first novel, Night Navigation. Look for it in the spring of 2009.
We would like to congratulate Peter Balakian who just received word that The Virginia Quarterly Review has selected him to receive this year’s Emily Clark Balch Prize for poetry.
Congratulations to Kerry Bakken, whose book Necessary Lies was recently awarded the 2006 Silver Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for a short story collection and a Bronze Medal from the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards for a short story collection.
Phyllis Carito had a poem published last spring in Manhattanville College’s Inkwell, which you can find here. Some of you may remember the poem since it was workshopped here in 2006.
Rachael Ikins sends word that her first post-workshop poem, “Flashback,” will be published by Turtle Ink Press in an anthology entitled Coevolution 2: Shivering through the Details. Look for it in 2008.
Blue Fifth Review recently published a poem by Amy Small-McKinney in their summer 2007 issue. You can take a look at their site here. Additionally, Amy had the honor of reading with Bob Perleman at the University of Pennsylvania for the Last Word Bookshop a few months ago.
Bill Granche had four poems, two of which were workshopped here at the Colgate Writers' Conference, published in the fall edition of Pennsylvania English.
Jamie Lee’s novel Washaka --The Bear Dreamer won a Ben Franklin Award, was a finalist in the PEN USA Literary Awards, and was accepted into the Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts programs for schools. You can read excerpts here. Jamie has also been busy with her new charitable project, The Bead People. You can read about this program at thebeadpeople.org, including the origin story The Wind of a Thousand Years, published by Many Kites Press.
Kristin Ryan reports that her novel The Hair Princess and the Hog Temple Incident has been published by Behler Publications. More information is available at her website. Additionally, Kristin informs us that Behler Publications will reissue Doug Buchs’ book The Mescalero Project, which Kristin has reedited.
Bruce Smith is announcing that Mary, an online arts journal from California’s St. Mary’s College, is now online at www.maryjournal.org.
Hope Jordan coached the first team from New Hampshire ever to participate in the National Poetry Slam. The event took place in Austin, Texas, from August 7th – 11th. You can read more about it here.
Three of Marilyn Gelman’s recent stories and essays have been or will be published shortly. You can find “Strange Bedfellows” in A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers, published by Adams. The publication date is September, but you can order a copy online now. Next, Marilyn’s story “A Single Guy Again” (a working title) will appear in October’s edition of True Confessions magazine. Additionally, the March issue of True Love magazine included “My Hubby, the Neighborhood Monster.”
Make sure to pick up a copy of August 5th's The New York Times. Tess Hadley graced the cover of The Sunday Times Book Review, while the City Section featured an OpEd by Jennifer Vanderbes.
Tim Suermondt’s book Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance has been published by Backwaters Press and is now available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and elsewhere.
Congratulations to Justin Cronin who has signed a deal with Ballantine to write a post-apocalyptic vampire trilogy, starting with The Passage, due in the summer of 2009. Read more about it here.