greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

Er, not the post I was going to make, but...

Because I have not heard back from my agent, the news regarding The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl: A Memoir that I intended to post today will have to wait until tomorrow. My apologies.

Also, Issue #75 of Sirenia Digest could go out to subscribers as soon as this evening.

Please, if you've read The Drowning Girl: A Memoir and liked or loved it, take a few moments to post a brief review to that effect on

The novel has received a starred review from Library Journal, which my publicist at Penguin just sent me:

"India (“Imp”) Morgan Phelps attempts to write a memoir as a way of exorcising the ghosts of her past: her mother and grandmother, both suicides; the lover who left her; and, most important, a young woman named Eva who might be a mermaid or a feral woman raised by wolves. Struggling with her perceptions of the world as filtered through the lenses of her acute schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Imp writes and rewrites her story, doubling back on herself, digressing to add a pair of her own short stories, and liberally quoting poets, philosophers, playwrights, and musicians.
VERDICT This novel by dark fantasy’s most quixotically brilliant writer (The Red Tree; Daughter of Hounds) blends urban gothic with magical realism. The result is a haunting and eerie tale of ghosts and madness."

I'll be kind and not [sic] the several typographical errors that one would not expect to find in a Library Journal review.

I'm going to speak later on the FaceBook ad that Penguin purchased to promote The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, and the dubious consequences of having been labeled the "poet and bard of the wasted and the lost" (sixteen years ago).

I think that's all for now.

Aunt Beast
Tags: amazon, facebook, promotion, proofreading, reviews, sirenia late, the drowning girl, the red tree

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