Friday, September 25, 2009

Two E's

Last night I went to the Marin Center to hear Elizabeth Gilbert, most famous for her book Eat, Pray, Love, talk. She's an incredible speaker. I love her poise, humor, confidence, humility, and compassion. She's wise and intelligent, and I felt just a little besotted.

Ms. Gilbert read from her forthcoming non-fiction book, Committed, due for release in January, 2010. She is also, not surprisingly, an excellent reader. The excerpt held me rapt. Yet another book on my ever-growing list of "must-reads." Sigh. There are worse lists, though, a lot worse lists.

My short "Safe Surrender Site" is live in the Fall Issue of Boston Literary Magazine. I was persistent with my submissions to this market, and Robin Strattan, Editor-In-Chief, was incredibly patient and generous with me. Thank you, Robin. I'm delighted to be included in this Issue. It's a story that opens with a Poker game. God, I love Poker. Let's deal.


  1. Wow - E. Gilbert in person!? I'm still reeling from her TED talk. How cool.

  2. Hey Tanita. Yes, she was great. I hope you're managing to keep warm over there! When are you coming here?

  3. Loved Safe Surrender...pithy, no-nonsense dialogue, loved the pacing. hooked me, had me, and a baby with a bleeding umbilical cord on my mind.... go Ethel....

  4. Tania, I'm so touched you'd take the time to read and comment. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story. Cheers!