- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. 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. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 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.