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My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA

If you haven't read this book yet, you're missing out on a treat. Ellen Meister's debut novel is great fun and the writing is witty, sexy and smart. Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA follows three women as they work together to get a movie producer to help their school obtain a stadium and bring George Clooney to town. Each woman has problems of her own though, and readers will cheer her on as she overcomes them. This is a laugh-out-loud funny book--but don't be fooled. It's also a book about serious issues and Meister handles them with compassion.

I'll be looking for more work from this author.

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