Cari regularly has guest writers who are parents answer a few questions or contribute an essay to her blog. My post is HERE–and in the far-right column there are links to many others from great writers like Peter Rock, Susan Choi and Jane Smiley…
Sean Beaudoin–who always writes with muscle, teeth, and wit–included the Blue Spark essays in his list.
You can read all of the editors’ picks HERE.
Natalie Eilbert, the Editor-in-Chief of The Atlas Review (and wonderful poet) interviewed me HERE.
Issue #3 is about to emerge, and I’m totally thrilled to have a story in it.
I’m delighted and somewhat floored to see Elect H. Mouse State Judge on this impressive list.
From Claire Cameron’s incredibly sensitive and attentive review of Elect H. Mouse State Judge:
“Skipper is Barbie’s younger sister, a pony-tailed, flat-footed thing with only small bumps for boobs. If you recall Skipper from your own childhood, this book will make you cringe all the more. Reading Elect H. Mouse will summon up those long-ago memories with conflicting results. The juxtaposition of childhood toys doing nasty deeds creates odd, layered sensations. I was aware this story was a game and I was worried about what might happen next. I knew from experience that children’s games aren’t as pure as we pretend, but that’s an idea I typically ignore. Consider yourself warned: Elect H. Mouse is not for the sentimental-of-heart.”
You can read the whole thing HERE.
Flavorwire’s great Jason Diamond names his 10 favorite debut novels, including Elect H. Mouse State Judge, HERE.
And Tor’s writers name their favorite books of the year HERE. Ron Hogan talks about my book in a lovely way.
Thank you, readers everywhere who write–and also those who don’t–that read and gave themselves over to the world of Mr. Mouse, Esq. in 2013.