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I don’t know–maybe my online universe is expanding–but within the past week or so there’s been a wave of happy news shared by *several* people in my writing community. These are genuinely nice people as well as genuinely gifted writers, so I’m moved to give them all a public shout-out right here.
David Ebenbach–he of multiple genre gifts–will see his first full-length poetry book, We Were the People Who Moved, published by Tebot Bach, as the winning title for the latest Patricia Bibby First Book Award.
From Michelle Brafman: “I’m very happy to announce that Washing the Dead, my first novel, will be published by Prospect Park Books in June of 2015.” Just a few weeks ago, Michelle shared that Shebooks will be releasing an e-book of hers, We Named Them All, later this summer.
Karen E. Bender’s story collection, Refund, will be published by Counterpoint in January 2015. (Here’s my take on Bender’s most recent novel, A Town of Empty Rooms.)
Many hearty congratulations to all.
Want to let us in on good news about any of the writers in your circle? Why not do so here, in comments?
In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
“That’s what you want to hear when someone is photographing your heart: beautiful shot.”
Source: Robin Rinaldi, “The Mystery in the Machine”
Well, I finally finished and submitted that review-essay assignment I’ve been talking about. I’ve also begun sending out the new poem I mentioned here not long ago. And I’m still hopeful about that literary humor piece–waiting for news back from some editors on that.
Meantime, I’ve just returned from a few lovely days visiting family. We made multiple visits to a local bookshop, where I snapped the photo to the left. Thought that you’d all appreciate it.
More next week!