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Sep
03

Katherine V. Forrest to edit Miles to Go!

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Well, we’ve already started actually. How excited (and a bit terrified) I was to discover my edited manuscript from Katherine V. Forrest on my doorstep. As I’m going through her notes, I am discovering things about myself as a writer that  I will be able to put to good use as I work on the sequel to Miles to Go.

Katherine, of course, is the author of the classics Curious Wine and Daughters of a Coral Dawn as well as the Kate Delafield series — Amateur City below is the first of the series. She’s been awarded the Lambda Literary Award three times in addition to the prestigious Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award. It is such an honor to be working with Katherine.

Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest Daughters of a Coral Dawn by Katherine V. Forrest Amateur City

Here is a photo of her by Robert Giard who also photographed May Sarton, Allen Ginsburg, Doris Grumbach and Dorothy Allison.

Katherine V. Forrest, 1989 © Estate of Robert Giard / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Katherine V. Forrest, 1989 © Estate of Robert Giard / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

And a recent photo:

Photo by Margaret Van Camp

Photo by Margaret Van Camp

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Aug
07

And we have a winner…

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Thanks to everyone who submitted guesses about the origin of this text:

From The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right by Daniel Levitas

The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right by Daniel Levitas

bjk who spends time over at the Bella Books forum selected the right keywords and came up with the answer.  She was even able to give me the page number it was taken from.  Well played, bjk!

The text is from The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right by Daniel Levitas.  While the first part of the title is a little sensationalistic, the book is a serious history of the origins of the militia movement.

I’ll be sending her a signed copy of Miles to Go in February.

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I am now finally back to work on the sequel to Miles to Go which has long existed in my mind as Rennie Two, or more often, just Two.  It is a true pleasure to be able to continue with a character beyond the final words of a novel.  That is if the character is someone whose psyche seems to need a bit more exploratory surgery — and I suspect Rennie’s always will.  Here are a few snaps of the work in progress:

Rennie Vogel Intrigue sereis Book Two Rennie Vogel Intrigue sereis Book Two

It is challenging to coax fresh greenery from fields that have lain fallow for so long and so far I am making my way slowly and with great trepidation. I admit I had forgotten how much hard work is involved in writing a novel.  And it continually surprises me how the mind can allow the active self to procrastinate from writing by doing “research” even if it really and truly is research.  And how the research can be put off by just writing willy nilly when you don’t have enough information to make your way forward successfully.  And, perhaps more importantly than any of this, I need to restake the tomato plants — but that’s another matter altogether.

Tomatoes

Here’s the prize — anyone who can identify the book this photograph is taken from will receive a copy of Miles to Go upon publication in February.  Submit your entries through the Contact page.

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