I had a job interview once for a job I sort of wanted. It was going to be a long commute and we needed the money. I interviewed with some peers and potential boss and then one of the founders of the company was going to meet with me. He walked into the room and the first thing he said to me was, “Do … Read More Do You Know Who I Am: On Writing and Identity
Category: Myfanwy Collins
As you probably know, I am in the middle of launching my new book, THE BOOK OF LANEY. It is a young adult novel and so a bit of a departure for me. I am extremely proud of this book and I hope those of you who have read it will believe me and know this to be true when I say it: I … Read More self-promotion, bookselling, blah blah blah
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We loved hosting Myfanwy Collins in the store last week for the publication of her young adult novel. Collins had the crowd in near tears with the dramatic opening scene in the book, and attendees followed with a thoughtful Q&A session about what challenges kids today face in sometimes violent school culture. She also prefaced her presentation with a…
This picture is of the bluff where Laney lived with her grandmother. Of course, the one in the book is made up but this is the one I based it upon. This bluff exists in the lake where I grew, a place where I felt most free and also most trapped. As a child, I lived in the woods, the water, the mountains. As … Read More the bluff
Last weekend, I made a double batch of zucchini bread because we have a busy week ahead. My son is in his second play and has seven performances between tomorrow and Sunday. I wanted him to be able to have something homemade in his snack and lunch so that even though he was busy, he would know he was loved and that I was … Read More pub day: today is my butter
I started writing this book five years ago, in the winter. I started writing it after a long, dry spell of not writing much. I started writing it during the times when my then-toddler napped. I remember I would get him down to sleep and then bring my laptop into my room and sit on the lumpy chair and force myself to write 500, … Read More arrival, gratitude
The first of my readings for Echolocation is tonight at Newtonville Books, an awesome bookstore which is supportive of independent presses. Go, Newtonville! Here are my responses to the Newtonville Books Questionnaire. Hope to see you there!
Thrilled to be ending the week on a high note! The always insightful Katrina Denza reviews Echolocation. Thank you, Kat! Katrina Denza: Read: “Echolocation” by Myfanwy Collins.
I’m excited to announce that I will be the guest editor at SmokeLong Quarterly for the week of 1/9-1/15/2012. Hope you will please consider submitting your work during that week. I promise I will read it with great care. ETA: if you submit before 1/9, I won’t be able to read it. So if you’d like to submit during my time there, please wait until … Read More Guest Editor at SmokeLong Quarterly for week of 1/9-1/15/2012
In 2012…. my son turns five he graduates from preschool he goes to kindergarten I turn 45 and vow to focus on my health I celebrate my ten-year wedding anniversary my first novel debuts my first short story collection debuts I vow to run more, to read more, to eat less, to eat more I finish my thesis and finally receive my MA in … Read More 2012, a year in preview
Has been an up and down sort of time for my family. As already noted, we lost our beloved pet recently and on top of that we’ve all been sick. And yet, there is so much to celebrate. That we are together. That we are whole. That we love one another. And yesterday, all of the blurbs for my book came in; joy to … Read More Joy to the World