Often I find the experience motherhood to be a study in failure–it being impossible for anyone to do perfectly or even mostly right a lot of the time.
But then–very few and far between–there are days like today. This morning, I found that my daughter had used the label maker to write out this message to herself. She taped it to the side of her bed.
I think I might just put that one down as a win.
Had such a great time last night at the fabulous Strand bookstore talking writing with the wonderful and wildly talented Jean Hanff Korelitz (my husband caught the edge of her all the way left), Susan Reiger (on my right), Lucy Rosenthal (on my left) and Tess Smith McGovern (not pictured). Many thanks to the Women’s National Book Association, the Strand and everyone who came out to join the discussion!
Reminder, for those of you in or near the NYC area:
I will be at the legendary STRAND bookstore this Tuesday, October 21st, from 7-8 PM with the Women’s National Book Association for a panel with several talented fellow novelists. Susan Reiger, author of The Divorce Papers, Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of You Should Have Known, and Lucy Rosenthal, author of The World of Rae English will all be participating. The event will be moderated by Tessa Smith McGovern, of www.bookgirl.tv.
Please come at 6:45pm. There will be time for discussion, questions for the panelists, and book-signing after the panel ends at 8pm.
The event will be held on the third floor of the STRAND, in the Rare Books Room, and is located at 828 Broadway (&12th Street), New York, NY 10003.
I hope to see you there!
Click the link below to register:
It’s truly a great day when one of your literary idols picks your book as one of her five favorites about motherhood! Many, many thanks Jodi Picoult! Check out her newest Leaving Time out October 14th! I can’t wait.
Many thanks to the wonderful Barbara Hoffert of Library Journal for selecting WHERE THEY FOUND HER as one of Barbara’s Picks for April! And for those looking for a hint at the story, see below:
“As she showed in Reconstructing Amelia, a New York Times best seller and Entertainment Weekly Best Book that was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Alex awards, McCreight knows how to find the horror in the everyday. Here, as winter lifts in charming Ridgedale, NJ, a dead baby is found near the town’s prestigious university campus (Princeton in disguise?). New-to-town freelance journalist Molly struggles with sorrow over the recent loss of her own baby while covering events for the local paper, while high school dropout Sandy looks for her missing mother and PTA president Barbara puzzles over her young son’s sudden upsets. Molly’s discovery of dark sexual secrets going back decades will link her unexpectedly to the other two women. With a 200,000-copy first printing.”