Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Marly on hiatus

In the way of an apology: I am drowning and not waving, having come back from NYC ("Beastly Bride" reading, visits with writers and editors, lovely mini-Yaddo reunion with Maggie Paley and Stacey Engels) and then leaped in the busy-ness of prom weekend. Graduation is coming closer with great swiftness, and much must be done between now and weekend after next: college paperwork and so on (yes, thank you, financial donations are always appreciated by the mother with multiple children in college); various events; some work on my four upcoming books (madness); talks to polish for my stay at Hollins as writer-in-residence and for my stint at "Shared Worlds"; 16 manuscripts to comment on for Hollins; need to finish and show my current manuscript (a NYC promise--rash, rash!) and more.

So no, I am not writing you or you, not here and not anywhere else. Not for a while. If you're in Roanoke or Chapel Hill or Cullowhee or Spartanburg or Cooperstown, I might just see you...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"The Beastly Bride" NYC Reading

Reading from "The Beastly Bride," an anthology from the mythic fiction series edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

June 7 Monday
7-8 p.m.

McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince St.
(between Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012

Readers: Jeffrey Ford, Carol Emshwiller, Rick Bowes, Nan Fry, Gregory Frost, Steve Berman, Rick Bowes, and me

Host: editor Ellen Datlow.
She edited SCIFICTION and Omni and has won a raft of awards.