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The literature: Donna Tartt’s THE SECRET HISTORY

The libation: I hesitate to recommend wine, dear reader, solely on the basis of the consequences of Henry & Co’s bacchanal, but with proper supervision, mulled wine IS the best possible pairing for this wintry novel. Insulate yourself from the neverending winter that took such a toll on Richard with a mug or three this evening, wrapped in a cozy blanket in a warm room (ideally one with an intact roof).

Pour a bottle of red wine (err on the fruity side) into a small saucepan along with 4oz bourbon, 5 star anise pods, 5 cinnamon sticks, 2 tsp sugar, and a good length of orange peel studded with cloves. Stir together over low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the wine is warm through (but don’t let it boil!). Strain and serve in your hand-warmingest mug, garnished with a cinnamon stick. Maybe keep a sober friend around, just to make sure you don’t disappear off into the woods.

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littlebrown:

Friday galley mailing for Edan Lepucki’s California!

I’d scream but I am trying to get my kid to fall asleep.

Much to the chagrin of our neighbors, we are playing Phantom Planet’s “California” to celebrate. Here they come!

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littlebrown:

Friday galley mailing for Edan Lepucki’s California!

I’d scream but I am trying to get my kid to fall asleep.

Much to the chagrin of our neighbors, we are playing Phantom Planet’s “California” to celebrate. Here they come!

Spotted some familiar faces in the wild on Politics & Prose’s Small Press Month table! And in really beautiful company. You face those suckers out, DC. (cc: politicsprose)

Spotted some familiar faces in the wild on Politics & Prose’s Small Press Month table! And in really beautiful company. You face those suckers out, DC. (cc: politicsprose)

The best kind of morning is the kind where you wake up and find out that Derek Palacio’s HOW TO SHAKE THE OTHER MAN is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Outstanding LGBT Debut Fiction. Good luck to Derek and to all the nominees

i have 1 question…are you ready okay my question is have you seen any of my other stories… shhh don’t tell me just have the answer in your head.

—You may know by now that we’re always seeking out emerging writers. This one happens to be eight years old (and, okay, we know her personally and she’s damn cute, so we’re a little biased). But she evidently knows just how to cut to the heart of the writer’s dilemma. Her Tumblr launched yesterday!

slaughterhouse90210:

“A woman had to choose her own particular unhappiness carefully. That was the only happiness in life: to choose the best unhappiness. An unwise move, good God, and you could squander everything.” —Lorrie Moore, Bark

slaughterhouse90210:

“A woman had to choose her own particular unhappiness carefully. That was the only happiness in life: to choose the best unhappiness. An unwise move, good God, and you could squander everything.”
—Lorrie Moore, Bark

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WWLA: The Conference has been announced!  Join us Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Gene Autry for a day of panels, workshops and presentations about writing and publishing.  We’ve got a fantastic list of presenters, and the schedule thrills my nerdy heart.
Sign up today!

ATTN: Los Angeles writers and people who need a good reason to come to LA: We’re so excited to be a part of this. Check out the schedule and know that if you’re among the first 40 people to sign up, you get to come to a literary pub quiz with all the panelists and authors at a fancy wine bar the night before!

italicsmine:

WWLA: The Conference has been announced!  Join us Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Gene Autry for a day of panels, workshops and presentations about writing and publishing.  We’ve got a fantastic list of presenters, and the schedule thrills my nerdy heart.

Sign up today!

ATTN: Los Angeles writers and people who need a good reason to come to LA:

We’re so excited to be a part of this. Check out the schedule and know that if you’re among the first 40 people to sign up, you get to come to a literary pub quiz with all the panelists and authors at a fancy wine bar the night before!

(via writingworkshopsla)