A week from now, many of us will be in the thick of the annual AWP conference in Minneapolis. By this point, we will be exhilarated, exhausted, dehydrated, hungry, possibly hungover (especially if you drank that shot that was offered to you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!), missing our families/pets or families and pets or missing no one. We will also hoping to connect … Read More My AWP Schedule (please commit this to memory!)
Category: I Am Holding Your Hand
This morning, I wrote down the names of all of the responders to the short story month giveaway, rolled them up, and had my son select a winner. And that winner is Laura E.! Laura will receive a signed copy of I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND. Congratulations, Laura, and thank you to all who joined in.
I’m excited that May is short story month. In fact, I’m so excited that I’m going to give away a signed copy of my collection of short fiction, I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND. Here’s what you have to do: in the comments to this post on my blog, list your favorite short story and tell me why it’s your favorite. I will keep the … Read More Short Story Month Giveaway
I am in love with the Newburyport Literary Festival for so many reasons, not the least of which is that it is truly a celebration of readers and writers. It all begins tonight with the opening ceremony and dinner with the authors. I will be at both, celebrating my buddy, Matthew Quick, who is this year’s honoree. Then, bright and early, tomorrow morning I have … Read More Newburyport Literary Festival — April 26th & 27th
I just walked back into the house after dropping my son off at school. As I opened the door and walked into my mudroom, I realized I was talking to myself. Out loud. I’ve always talked to myself in my head. It’s been a near constant monologue for as long as I can remember, but this talking out loud stuff is new. I suppose … Read More she was okay: on finding my voice again and again and again
I’m going to be reading from I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND on Monday, April 8th at Literary Firsts. It’s the third anniversary for this reading series and I’m pleased to be a part of it. If you are in the area, I hope I will see you there. For the past week I’ve been working on making a visual on iMovie (which is too … Read More I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND: reading and readings
I wrote 2013 for the first time this morning. Isn’t that always so strange–he hesitation and then the full commitment to the new year? Of course, if you are like me, you will find yourself voiding a cheque or two before the year becomes automatic. But the new year exists nonetheless. Whether you write it or not, it is here. So, yes, now it … Read More A New Year, A New Book, With Thanks
The Next Big Thing is a blog chain/self-interview that has been meandering through the internet lately. A friend asked me to participate and I readily agreed. A big thanks to a lovely writer and a wonderful friend, Bonnie Zobell, for passing the baton to me. Keep your eyes open for The Whack-Job Girls, her fabulous fiction chapbook, forthcoming in March 2013 from Monkey Puzzle Press. … Read More The Next Big Thing: winter in New England
From the Publishers Weekly review of I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND: “Much of the appeal of Collins’s fiction comes from the idiosyncratic way that the longer stories unfold, their lurch from subject to subject challenging convention, but possessing an inner logic that conforms to character. Typically, initially disjointed subjects dovetail to resonant climaxes.”
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I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND is forthcoming from [PANK] Books in January 2013. Click here and enter for your chance to WIN one of two signed copies. And please spread the word!