Check out Elizabeth Searle’s GIRL HELD IN HOME in BOOKLIST and Robin Antelek. Plus Elizabeth & Caitlin in IMAGINE mag.
TANYA EBY is the author of three comedic novels “Blunder Woman”, “Easy Does It”, and “Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage”. She is the narrator of over fifty NY Times Bestselling novels and is a professor of writing at Kendall College of Art and Design. She is wonderfully awkward and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and two quirky children. Visit her at http://www.tanyaeby.com . This post originally appeared there on Tonya’s own blog.
On the Kardashians, Magic, and Fiction. (For Real) by Tanya Eby
I do not want to write about this. I don’t! I swear to you! But…I. Can’t. Stop. Myself.
Why? Why do I insist on writing about the Kardashians? And her broken marriage?
Bear with me. (Or is it ‘bare’ with me. No. Can’t be that. We don’t want to be naked together). Bear with me. I have a point to make. And it’s a point, actually, about fiction and magic.
Magic doesn’t exist. I’m sorry. It doesn’t. But we WANT it to. And there are magicians out there who are terrific and making us see things we want to see. They’re illusionists. We watch them knowing they’re playing tricks on us, but we go into it willingly because if an illusionist is good, really good, then they make us BELIEVE that magic is actually possible, even if we know deep down it’s not. The trick isn’t about seeing birds appear or disappear. The trick is making us believe the impossible is possible. (more…)
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Check out coverage in the Sunday Boston Globe, Word on the Street column, for GIRL HELD IN HOME– as well as an early REVIEW…
GIRL HELD IN HOME & ‘Reality Fiction’ by Elizabeth Searle
And the ‘winner’ of DISGRACED CELEBRITY OF SUMMER 2011 is… our first ever Group win, THE KARDASHIANS! For better or worse, we live in the Reality TV nation but even by Reality TV standards, the Kardashians hit new lows this summer. Blog fave Caitlin put their name into play, citing:
|The over-the-top press coverage of Kim Kardashian’s tacky wedding, held this summer during the worst economic period since the Great Depression
‘Congrat’s to Kim, whatshisname the groom and Co. (photo: The HollywoodGossip.com)
Like it or not, we live in times where ‘reality’ rules. Nonfiction books lead in sales and fiction based on ‘real events’ draws coverage. This fall, I jump into what I call the ‘REALITY FICTION’ pool with a new novel based on a real-life crime in my neighborhood.
GIRL HELD IN HOME is out in October from New Rivers Press. It was inspired by an incident that was a real-life ‘disgrace’ and is all too common in America today. In our own neighborhood in Arlington.MA, in 2001, a woman was ‘held’ as an unpaid servant’ in the home of a family that controlled her visa.
In my imagined version of her story, a teenage boy discovers her situation and falls in love with the ‘GIRL HELD IN HOME’. Thanks to NEW RIVERS PRESS, my terrific publisher, and thanks to Cholla Productions and my talented brother Bill Searle and to rocker Dann Spohn and DustJacket for this Book trailer:
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