WHEN: Wed, May 6, 7-9 PM.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble – Upper West Side, 2289 Broadway at 82nd St.
WHY: Come on, you need to ask? Mothers and motherhood. Real talk. Gorgeous words. And ME!
I plan to read a tiny (really tiny) excerpt from my forthcoming novel Not on Fire, Only Dying. Lola is a mother who lost custody of 3 older children and now reports a newborn kidnapped. She has a long history of mental illness and self-medication, and no one’s seen or even heard of this baby, so people are suspicious and they have questions: Did Lola imagine this baby? Did she do something terrible? Even Lola herself and Marko, the man who loves her and her sole defender, aren’t sure.
Back in 2012, Mom Egg Review was kind enough to publish my flash nonfiction piece, Our Bloody Secrets, which addressed pregnancy loss. But as Lola says at one point: “There are lots of ways to lose a baby.”
Hope you can come (yes, all of you). I love and miss NYC and I’m thrilled that I’ll there, however briefly.