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September 19, 2014

Thanks, Guy(s)

I just realized that I'd be holding my breath waiting to see what male reviewers think of Juliet’s Nurse.

One of the blurbs on the jacket is from a guy -- actually a professor who specializes in Shakespeare studies, so that's quite a coup -- but still I've wondered whether men can fall for a story about a wet-nurse.

Apparently, the answer is YES. ""Both convincing and intimate . . . Juliet’s Nurse makes for very shrewd and intelligent reading." So says Steve Donoghue of Open Letters Monthly.
http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/book-review-juliets-nurse/

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September 18, 2014

Glamorous NPR Taping Session

I just taped an 85-second segment for Author's Corner, which airs on various NPR stations. It's me reading an excerpt from JULIET'S NURSE. A very short excerpt. For those of you who love public radio, this is how it happens . . .

Deena

My pal Deena Prichep does a lot of pieces for NPR, so she volunteered to record me. At her house. This is her in her gear.

Me in Deena's Closet

This is me in her closet, where we both stood for the actual taping. Because clothes are a great way to deaden ambient sound.

Editing sound file

All those squiggly lines on Deena's screen are me, reading. It's true what they told you in Physics class, sound comes in waves. And now in .WAVs

The segment will air sometime in October. I'll post it when it does.
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September 17, 2014

It’s a Sign

Apparently, Juliet's Nurse really is being published this week.

Powell's Sign

Because Powell's wouldn't lie. Would they?
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September 16, 2014

Forsooth-Me-Not

Powell's Shelf

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him.

He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well.

It's about Juliet and... her wet nurse.

Don't believe me? Check out this post over at Powells.com

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August 7, 2014

Shakespeare By Another Face

All we ever want to do is remake Shakespeare.

Mostly, I went for his words, his characters, his setting, his scenes, his plot.

But apparently some people are more interested in the Bard for his bod . . .

(If the Spanish is too much for you, there's a shorter English version, too)

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