Leading up to Pub Week for SILVER GIRL!
Some goings on before the publication date of 2/27/18:
Here’s my blog tour (no, it’s not cheating to appear on other blogs). Check out the reviews and interviews, something new each day: http://www.rockstarbooktours.com/2018/02/tour-schedule-silver-girl-by-leslie.html
Here’s an essay I had fun writing about comfort food in the 1980s (yes, with recipes!). I’ll confess that ever since this was posted, I’ve had a terrible craving for an old-time TV dinner:
And here’s a wonderful interview in the new blog hosted by The Gettysburg Review (where a chapter of SILVER GIRL first appeared): http://www.gettysburgreview.com/about/news/detail.dot?inode=41c07e9e-1b95-4a88-8037-26662ec461b7&pageTitle=Interview%20with%20Leslie%20Pietrzyk&story=true
Here’s an excerpt from that interview:
“I think about point-of-view a lot; it’s perhaps the most powerful tool the writer has: who’s telling the story? I like to think of POV as keys to the car, which in real life I wouldn’t easily hand over. I like reading the first person, but it’s a POV that needs quite a bit of justification from the writer: Why do we see everything only through these eyes? As this narrator emerged, I saw that she was reserved, more than a little sly, and that she had secrets she was keeping from the reader (such as her name). What surprised me as I wrote was discovering that she was also keeping secrets from herself. Once I knew I had an unreliable narrator on my hands, there was no turning back from the first person. I shifted my focus from pondering my POV choice to embracing it--working to ensure her voice stayed true, and that life inside her head didn’t turn claustrophobic.”*****
Thanks for reading—thanks to those of you who bought/pre-ordered books—thanks to ALL for your support along the way! No writer is an island…though on a bad day, it may feel that way. xoxox