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**Bragging and Self-Promotion Thread

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tammikuu 2, 2011, 11:59 am

It struck me, as I have been reading and re-reading the introductions thread and getting to "know" everyone in the group, that we have some talented folks in this group who might want to share links to their blogs, published works, translations, etc. So here's the place to brag about your other endeavors!

(I myself have nothing to brag about right now...)

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 2, 2011, 12:38 pm

How brilliant of you Miss Price although I am not sure your namesake would approve of such immodest and forward behavior. However, as you and I are women of the world we can brag and promote ourselves with clear consciences.

So in the interests of self promotion: I would like to advertise Club Balzac, which currently has two new posts: (1) a meditation on Diderot's The Talking Jewels (yes those jewels) and a lovely (and in the public domain) translation of "Dancing girl of Syria," from Helen Waddell's Mediaeval Latin Lyrics. All of the poems in this book are gorgeous. And best of all the book is a parallel translation. This site contains book reviews, essays, etc.

Additionally, the latest edition of the Dark Tea Times was published yesterday. For those of you who were around for Club Read 2009, you will be familiar with the wacky lives and wacky reading of urania, Beloved, the Mucus clan and others. Some books mentioned are reviewed. Others are not. And Fashions to Faint For has just posted selections from its 2011 Winter Opera Coat Collection. Note: Fashions to Faint For is a loyal advertiser in the Dark Tea Times.

All the aforementioned blogs are the collaboration of DavidX another LTer and me.

tammikuu 2, 2011, 4:47 pm

I was not going to do this again, but with that particular thread heading, I suppose I must :-)

I can now officially call myself a writer. In the summer I was one of six students taking a workshop from Alistair MacLeod, winner of the IMPAC/Dublin Prize, and one of the greatest short story writers alive. My short story "The Legacy" which was workshopped there, has been accepted by The Windsor Review. No idea yet when it will actually appear, and it may be a while, but it IS accepted. I am most pleased.

I keep collecting rejections by the dozen but I am also submitting like crazy, so I hope to be able to report many other acceptances soon.

tammikuu 2, 2011, 4:49 pm

And again, I give you my heartiest congratulations! I don't think you can post this enough!

tammikuu 2, 2011, 5:04 pm

>3 polutropos:, Andrew, you know I started this with you in mind, right? :)

tammikuu 2, 2011, 5:37 pm

Thanks, Kris, thanks everybody.

I may have to include you all in a future story :-)

tammikuu 2, 2011, 9:24 pm

More shameless self-promotion: I have finally finished my review of Julia O'Faolain's Women in the Wall. You can find it on LT @ http://www.librarything.com/work/667969 or in its glorious entirety complete with a gorgeous poem by Fortunatus @ Club Balzac.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 10, 2011, 10:17 pm

More shameless self-promotion for me as well. I posted on my 2010 thread about my short story, "The Skate Key" appearing in the monthly online issue of Bartleby Snopes>. It was selected to appear in the bi-yearly print magazine that will be out this month. The online version of the print magazine is up here: http://bartlebysnopes.com/Bartleby%20Snopes%20Issue%205.pdf and may be downloaded. The cover image is one of my paintings, Girl With a White Dog. On page 68 there is a drawing by me called, the World Still Holds You Afloat Even Now. My story is on page 27.

Another very short story came out in October in Ascent Aspirations. It is in the archives at: http://www.ascentaspirations.ca/sstories.htm, October 2010, Vol 14 No. 10. "My Mother's Stories" is very short, about 500 words.

A longer story appeared in the October issue of 34th Parallel, issue 12. Unfortuanately, this isn't free to view online but a digital downloadable color version can be bought at Lulu Marketplace for $3. The print editions are $11 for black and white, and $25 for color. This issue also contains a painting by me, called, Walking Through the Morning With Horses, which appears on p. 72 just before my story, "Leaving Yakima". All these versions are available at http://stores.lulu.com/34thparallel

In Posse Review did not accept the poems I submitted for the BIO Issue: Gradeable or Bio Degradable (they said they were very close) but they did use the zany bio we were asked to write for the issue in "The Bio as Prose Poem: B to Z" that they put together. It's at http://inpossereview.com/IPR_Bio_as_Prose.htm.

I just got an email that Camroc Press Review would like to publish my poem called "Lisa." I actually just submitted it today, so they respond quickly. They say it will likely be published sometime in June. I'll post an update when it comes out.

tammikuu 9, 2011, 10:04 pm

Fantastic, Solla. I am dancing with joy for you.

tammikuu 10, 2011, 1:35 am

Solla . . . your news is sooo grand. Time to party!!!

tammikuu 10, 2011, 9:12 pm

8 - Congrats! That is quite a lot of good news.

tammikuu 10, 2011, 11:27 pm

Well, some of it was a bit old, but I procrastinated in getting it out. It is nice to have such generous people around to share news with.

By the way, for those of you with children, especially in the 8 - 11 year old range, I came across Neil Gaiman's web site. It has audio recordings of his tour for the graveyard book, and he read a chapter at each stop, so the whole book is there.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 11, 2011, 7:09 am

It's great to read all the good news: some of which I already knew about, and some of which, e.g. Solla's, is new to me and very good to hear.

I have a couple of bits of good news to report, both of which became public late last year:

1) I was announced as the second recipient of the New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature, which I blogged about here:


2) A story of mine, "The New Neighbours", was accepted for inclusion in The Apex Book Of World SF, Volume II, edited by Lavie Tidhar. You can check out the Table of Contents and other details here:


That made November quite an exciting month!

tammikuu 11, 2011, 8:56 am

My short story "The Ice Cream Cone Face" has been accepted by the online magazine Apollo's Lyre. It will appear in the March 2011 issue.

tammikuu 11, 2011, 10:31 am

>13 timjones: Congratulations on your award, Tim!

tammikuu 11, 2011, 11:03 am

Congratulations to Tim and polutropos!

tammikuu 11, 2011, 8:02 pm

Congratulations everyone! What an illustrious group we have here.

tammikuu 11, 2011, 9:28 pm

Congratulations Andrew and Tim.
I meant to post the link to the Neil Gaiman site with the recordint that I mentioned in 12. Here it is: http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx?VideoID=20

tammikuu 12, 2011, 4:01 am

Thanks for your congratulations, everybody!

tammikuu 12, 2011, 2:28 pm

What an illustrious group we have here.

tammikuu 13, 2011, 7:27 am

Congratulations Andrew and Tim.

I don't have anything to brag about unless you need piano lessons.

tammikuu 14, 2011, 6:11 am

>21 amandameale:, amandameale: Thanks! I would need piano lessons - lots of them - before I was let anywhere near a piano.

tammikuu 14, 2011, 7:22 am

Congratulations, all!

tammikuu 17, 2011, 6:31 pm

Congrats to everyone.

Amanda - I definitely need piano lessons, but I've been holding out for the pill. You know, the one you take and you just know how to play. I want to play the piano, I just don't want to learn how to play. Same goes for speaking foreign languages.

tammikuu 17, 2011, 9:29 pm

I have a method for foreign languages. Check out the Pimsleur cds (these are good because you only listen and repeat, no manual) from the library, and play a lesson while I work out on the elliptical. Focusing on the lesson helps keep my mind off the drearier exercise. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to fit in phase two which involves spending 6 weeks in Mexico.

tammikuu 17, 2011, 10:09 pm

I would like to brag that I've finished the revisions for the paperback edition of my book, but I can't -- yet...

So instead I'll just note that Chasing Goldman Sachs made the Washington Post list of top non-fiction books of 2010. Makes me fairly happy! Now, if only it would help get those pesky revisions done.

Solla, LOL re step two! Yes, that's the killer...

tammikuu 18, 2011, 5:46 am

>26 Chatterbox:: Congratulations, Suzanne: that is very, very impressive!

tammikuu 18, 2011, 11:23 am

Suzanne, wow, am I ever thrilled that you are here. A friend of mine is an analyst/adviser and was very impressed by your book which we discussed.

Do you know this one? The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine? And Nomi Prins had an excellent article about ten days ago about Goldman Sachs and the new Facebook IPO, saying we have learned absolutely nothing.

Anyway, congratulations! Perhaps we can talk more sometime.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 18, 2011, 4:09 pm

Hey Polutropos, that's great to hear! I do know about Michael Lewis's book, though I actually preferred Greg Zuckerman's book on exactly the same topic, which came out several months earlier (and included footnotes, bibliography, etc. etc!), The Greatest Trade Ever. The other books I really thought illuminated the crisis that didn't get a lot of bandwidth were Fool's Gold by Gillian Tett and Chain of Blame by Paul Muolo and Matthew Padilla. Now I'm curious as to who your friend is, as I'm guessing from your profile that you are in Toronto (the Book City reference gives it away...) and I started working there for the WSJ way back in the late 80s.

The revised introduction to the book will deal with the FB/Goldman deal. It's odd because it simultaneously is an example of Goldman going back to its bread and butter as an intermediary and at the same time, treating itself as its own best client. Would the real Goldman Sachs please stand up????

ETA: I'll be on Bloomberg radio tomorrow (the 19th) at about 1:30 p.m., talking about Goldman's earnings. The show is the Hays Advantage -- for anyone who wants to tune in and has nothing better to do! :-)

tammikuu 18, 2011, 9:02 pm

Congratulations, Suzanne. What do you mean fairly happy? I was going to ask why you had to revise for the paperback, but I see from your last post about the revised introduction.

tammikuu 18, 2011, 9:44 pm

Fairly happy means I have tremendously high expectations of myself, which I never completely fulfill!! :-)
The book was last revised during the first week of April, and a lot has happened since then, including the majority of the public hearings, the SEC's detailed suit against Goldman and its settlement, not to mention the Dodd-Frank Act. Plus, I have to comb the text yet again, looking for tiny little things that escaped us all the first time around.

tammikuu 19, 2011, 3:21 pm

Deep and heartfelt congratulations, Chatter, and shallow envy.

That is truly incredible achievement, and may you never lower your expectations.

tammikuu 23, 2011, 5:14 pm

This is definitely a trivial mention in comparison to accomplishments of Suzanne and Andrew, but I did co-author the chapter on seizures in Patient Encounters: The Inpatient Pediatrics Work-Up, a textbook for medical students to use on their inpatient pediatrics rotation, which was published by Lipincott Williams & Wilkins at the end of 2009.

tammikuu 23, 2011, 6:10 pm



in terms of relevance to the world, I think seizures are a great deal more important than anything I might ever write.

Huge congratulations to you.

tammikuu 23, 2011, 8:18 pm

Agreed. You do much more for the world than most of the rest of us, Darryl.

tammikuu 24, 2011, 2:49 am

Trivial? Pshaw. A chapter may be shorter, but in comparison to chronicling the misdeeds of a bunch of bankers? Puhleez.

tammikuu 24, 2011, 8:13 pm

33 - Congrats! And have to agree with the others that it's far from trivial.

tammikuu 25, 2011, 7:27 am

Congrats Darryl!

helmikuu 9, 2011, 9:29 pm

Congratulation Darryl, it sounds like it could even be useful for non doctors (parents, for instance).

helmikuu 11, 2011, 9:52 am

My story "The Magician" is now online in the current issue of Bartleby Snopes. The link is here


helmikuu 11, 2011, 4:15 pm

I enjoyed that story very much, Andrew - congratulations! There's a Twitter hashtag called #storysunday which people use to post a link to their favourite online short story of the week, and I shall post a link to your story using that hashtag tomorrow.

Congratulations also on your chapter, Darryl. That is a significant achievement indeed.

helmikuu 20, 2011, 1:50 pm

Voting is now open for BartlebySnopes, which includes the Magician, http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/stories.htm. The story that wins is automatically included in the quarter printed anthology, although others may be selected by the editor.

helmikuu 20, 2011, 4:01 pm

Solla, just saw your story and cover painting on the February issue at BartlebySnopes. Love that painting! Well-crafted story! Well done! Congrats!

helmikuu 20, 2011, 4:24 pm

Andrew, I just saw your story, as well. I'm so impressed with your efforts!

helmikuu 20, 2011, 4:27 pm

Suzanne -- now I'm really speechless. How do you read all those books and write prizewinning nonfiction as well? You must have cloned yourself. It just isn't possible!!! All hail to you! *genuflecting*

helmikuu 21, 2011, 10:01 am

In The Salon, Enrique posted the message below. I am a little sheepish about too much self-promotion, but if you could read my story, and then vote for it, I'd appreciate it. At the moment I am fourteen votes behind. I think there are over 200 ClubRead members?

"I understand it's a slow holiday weekend around the salon right now, but for those of you who are here one of our very own -- a real life, under-appreciated writer who's just recently become published, needs our help and he needs it fast!

He needs our votes for his superb short story, "The Magician," that is in competition right now against several other stories (none of which are as good as Andrew's) in Bartleby Snopes.

Vote for Andrew's story, "The Magician," right here: http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/stories.htm

So, just click inside the little circle next to "The Magician" (fine, actually read my favorite story of Andrew's so far if you really must before voting for it) and hit enter, and let's help our dear friend maintain the momentum of his recent success.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 21, 2011, 8:52 pm

Holy Shiitake Mushroom, Andrew, I just noticed that you have zoom zoom zoomed into the lead, by like nine votes ... after having been down by double-digits earlier in the day.

You Club Read 2011ers ... YOU ROCK BIG TIME for supporting Andrew like that!

helmikuu 26, 2011, 5:59 am

I thought folks might be interested to hear that a couple of New Zealand writing colleagues of mine are putting together an anthology, "Tales For Canterbury", to raise funds for the victims of the recent Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand - Christchurch is in the province of Canterbury.

There is a website here:


I think this is a great initiative, and I'm honoured to have been asked to contribute a story. I'll let people know when the anthology is available.

maaliskuu 13, 2011, 5:05 pm

maaliskuu 18, 2011, 5:16 am

My good news is that my third poetry collection, "Men Briefly Explained", will be published by Interactive Press of Brisbane, Australia later this year. More details (and the title poem) here:


maaliskuu 18, 2011, 5:18 am

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

maaliskuu 21, 2011, 11:05 am

Another story published here:


maaliskuu 31, 2011, 11:33 pm

Congrats! EnriqueFreeque -- your review of Cookie's Guessing Game About Food by Inc. Bendon Publishing International is currently on the hot reviews list! Bravo!

huhtikuu 26, 2011, 10:33 am

My new sexy story is at Pure Slush. The link is here


toukokuu 16, 2011, 10:55 am

I have a new story here:


And another story, called "Watching 'The Seven Samurai'", has been accepted for publication in a book called New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan, an anthology of short fiction, poetry, and art to raise donations for the aid effort in Japan. (All proceeds will go to the Red Cross.) I will let you know when the anthology is out.

toukokuu 26, 2011, 7:25 pm

Congratulations, Andrew! As it happens, I too have a story in a fundraising anthology - this one is for the survivors of the February Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand:

"Tales For Canterbury", a short story anthology from which all proceeds go to the NZ Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, is now available as an ebook, and for pre-order as a print anthology. I've blogged about it here: http://bit.ly/mpf4Ws

All the contributors have donated their stories, and among the list of contributors are names such as Neil Gaiman, Janis Freegard, Gwyneth Jones, Jay Lake, Helen Lowe, Tina Makereti, Juliet Marillier, Jeff Vandermeer, Mary Victoria, and Sean Williams.

heinäkuu 23, 2011, 9:44 pm

My story "Said Sheree" is included in Slightly Peculiar Love Stories - an ebook anthology of 26 love stories from authors from around the world, published by Rosa Mira Books.

elokuu 19, 2011, 7:12 am

My third poetry collection, Men Briefly Explained, is now available in print and ebook format from Amazon.com, as follows:

Print: http://www.amazon.com/Men-Briefly-Explained-Tim-Jones/dp/1921869321/

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Men-Briefly-Explained-ebook/dp/B005HRYM32/

As the title suggests, these are poems that explain men - briefly. Which is, I hope you'll agree, a useful thing to do.

elokuu 19, 2011, 8:40 am

58 - 60, good stuff Tim.

elokuu 20, 2011, 4:42 am

>61 zenomax:, zenomax: Thanks. I think it's about time for someone else to post some successes, though!