Happy to see my review of The Rules of the Kingdom by award-winning Canadian writer Julie Paul up on the Prairie Fire website.
Big news! Half-way through the year, I finally have some successes to report. The stack of books beside my bed includes two books that I have been tapped to review for The International Gay & Lesbian Review. And, Room, one of my favourite literary journals, has accepted three of my poems for publication in its next…Read more Ratio of rejection to acceptance: 21 to 3
In her 1975 manifesto, “The Laugh of the Medusa,” French feminist Hélène Cixous urges women to write: “Writing is for you, you are for you; your body is yours, take it. . . . Women must write through their bodies, they must invent the impregnable language that will wreck partitions, classes, and rhetorics, regulations and […]…Read more Have you read this? Joyce Zonana’s Brilliant analysis of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Halli Casser-Jayne is an engaging and insightful interviewer. In honour of Holocaust Remembrance Day last week she interviewed two talented authors of historical fiction about their most recent books: New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff (The Orphan's Tale) and Jessica Shattuck (The Women in the Castle). Readers, writers, history buffs--there is something for everyone…Read more Hear, hear: Check out Halli Casser-Jayne’s podcast for Holocaust Remembrance Day
The writer's life is full of rejection, and rejection hurts. Even when you court it. Today, after logging the 10th rejection letter of 2017, I am taking comfort in the words of Saul Bellow.