I’ve been meaning to write this for a month now, but it’s been a busy fall, with weddings and my computer crashing and a bit of writing thrown in. So here is my belated congrats to my friends on their recent accomplishments in the literary world.
Kristen-Paige Madonia’s young adult novel, Fingerprints of You, was released in August by Simon & Shuster to great reviews. It’s a beautifully written coming of age story not just for young adults – I loved it – so pick up a copy. I heard her read from it this week, and will be doing an interview with her here soon.
Sharon Harrigan, a friend and fellow member of WriterHouse, won the Joyce Horton Fiction Award from the Key West Literary Seminar, and will be reading from her work at the Seminar in January. I’ve asked her to do a guest post on her experience after the seminar, so look for that in late January.
Robert Young, the fearless founder of my current critique group, has a very funny essay about forming a writing group with craigslist ads in the latest edition of The Write Room Literary Magazine. Robert’s novel in progress is smart and edgy, and I can’t wait to see it in stores one day.
Rachel Unkefer, a long-time friend from my Charlottesville writing group, has another publication credit to add to her CV. Though she’d never written poetry before recently taking a class at WriterHouse, it is indeed a poem that will appear in Atticus Review. Not sure yet which issue, but keep a look-out for it.
Cheers to these great writers. And if you have anything coming out soon, shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to let the world know about your good news.