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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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ellen Meister and Sandy Novack

These two talented friends have fabulous new websites to launch their new books. Ellen, the author of "Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA," is about to release her new book "The Smart One." I read her first, and it's hilarious, smart, and suspenseful. I'm looking forward to reading her second.

Sandy's work has been published in many outstanding journals, won awards, and she's taught at Duke, NC State and UC. She's an incredible writer and I cannot wait to read her new book "Precious."

So check out the websites of these two amazing writers and be sure to get their new novels. I know I will.

Ellen Meister
Sandra Novack

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