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Death Wishing Reviewed in The Collagist

So thrilled to see a review of Death Wishing in The Collagist this month by Marshall Yarbrough. Yarbrough says wonderful things like, “Scott pulls off wonders with her novel’s twisted scenarios. They are funhouse mirrors, warped enough to hold our attention but not so distorted that we don’t fail to recognize ourselves.” He also writes about the relationship between the extraordinary and the ordinary is a major theme of the novel, and that’s quite true, but it got me to thinking how that theme asserted itself organically while I was writing. Does anyone plan these things?

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New Interview at The Nervous Breakdown

The wonderful Jen Michalski digs up some dirt when she interviews me at The Nervous Breakdown. Is there something in the air? Because Ethel Roan just posted this amazing entry about the risks and necessity of writing close to your own life.

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Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Program is up!

And it looks like the program coordinators came to their senses and shifted National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to a headliner, rather than panelist, position.  Ah well, the fantasy of paneling with her is probably better than the reality.

I’m still on a panel called “Singular women, Singular Words” with some STELLAR novelists: Lucy Ferris, Ellen Baker, and Jessica Maria Tuccelli, moderated by Bev Marshall. Check out the full program here.

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The First Line Is Everything

Poets & Writers Magazine mentions Death Wishing in Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin. Good company, too, with Jeffrey Eugenides, Nathaniel Mackey, and Colson Whitehead.

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Video from There Will Be Words #8

Orlando’s premier reading series, hosted by Jesse Bradley.

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DC Spotlight’s Books to Know: Death Wishing

Wow–Death Wishing makes DC Spotlight’s January Top 10 “Books to Know,” along with Stephen King’s 11/26/63 and Jesmyn Ward’s NBA winner, Salvage the Bones.

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On “Being Indie” at The Next Best Book Blog

I gas on about 2011 like it’s gone at TNBBC’s blog.

Maybe we’re all indie now.

 

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The Sliders Connection? A Review at Necessary Fiction

Amye Archer makes some unexpected connections in her review of Death Wishing:

Sliders introduced its audience to societies where men were considered the “weaker sex”, a world where the human race was under threat of destruction by an asteroid, and (in my personal favorite) a world in which the English have won the Revolutionary War. The point is, you never knew where Quinn and his gang were going to pop up. Sadly, Sliders eventually went the way of most Fox shows, and only lasted five seasons. And the sci-fi geek inside of me has been silent ever since. Then, just when it seemed I would never get my geek on again, I met Death Wishing, the new novel by Laura Ellen Scott.

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Largehearted Boy Book Notes: The Death Wishing Playlist

“Laura Ellen Scott’s novel Death Wishing is a clever, fun, and smartly written work of speculative fiction. In New Orleans, people’s dying wishes intermittently come true in this charming and unforgettable comic fantasy that begs to be adapted into a feature film.”-lhb

click the boy. he’s over there–>

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Interview at Art & Literature

In late October 2011 Tara Laskowski talked to me about New Orleans, Death Wishing, Elvis, and criticism for Art & Literature, the literary blog of Raleigh’s Metro Magazine.

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