Christmas in Cairo, 1993 (Photo by Kacey Dewing)
I am intensifying my search for an agent and/or publisher, and am using this as a place to list the links for my stories (excerpts from two novels) which have been published.
The genre is creative non-fiction (a.k.a. true stories). These were all published in a handful of issues of Mused--Bellaonline Literary Review.
[Following are excerpts from Below Sea Level, novel about 10 years with husband suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder]
Shadow of the Mountains
Dog Day Afternoon*
[Excerpt from The Agoraphobic's Guide to Cairo, about my year abroad in Cairo, Egypt in 1993-94]
Al-Abyaad - The White One (About the horse who did not kill me.)
Nancy Dietrich: In Her Own Words
Further unpublished excerpts can be found on this blog:
Kickback from Below Sea Level
Painting the Town Blue from Below Sea Level
Al-Qitta (The Kitten) from The Agoraphobic's Guide to Cairo
Bustan al-Hayawanat (The Zoo) from The Agoraphobic's Guide to Cairo
Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you. Read more!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Welcome to my twisted world!
Below Sea Level is the dark novel.
The Agoraphobic's Guide to Cairo is the light novel.
And Myles Kennedy is the one that makes me fly all over the country--and world, now. ;) Yes you, Sally. Thought it would make you laugh. Read more!
Monday, October 17, 2011
How did she get here? Well, Dickens is well-known at our local vet clinic, and I once mentioned to them that I knew he had family out there, but I had missed the chance to adopt his sister when she was rescued.
So when I called in last week to make a reservation for Dickens for my Norway trip, one of the gals mentioned that she had just started fostering a Dickens' look-a-like and knew she had to tell me.
Oh, shit, I thought. The foster mom sent me a picture and I was helpless.
Her name? Well, it was Gwen when she came from the Waukesha shelter, then Leila at her foster mom's, but I wanted to stick with the Dickens theme and use a 19th century (female) writer. Many obvious choices: Jane (Austen), sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne (Brontë) and another woman writer (who used a pseudonym) who was influenced by the Brontë sisters; George Eliot, who wrote The Mill on the Floss. In that novel, the protagonist is a strong-willed, precocious, yet highly devoted child named Maggie. So far, the name has proven to be a perfect fit.
They turned out to be exactly the same age and build, though Maggie could use a bit more weight. The way she attacks her meals, that shouldn't be a problem :)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Rockol - AlterBridge, la special edition di III e il tour on MUZU.TV
"For the 49th fucking time..." Scott "Flip" Phillips kills it in this video. Read more!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Had to get a screen grab of Myles' Red Monkey :)