New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, editor, namer, critic, movie addict and chocoholic
Friday, January 9, 2009
Happy Birthday to Me!
Well, despite the fact that I still am sick and am waiting for the doctor to call, I've had a lovely birthday so far! I got a homemade CD from son and husband featuring performances from just about all family members and it includes all the songs I sing, except without the botched word. My sister had her whole preschool class sing to me over the phone (and the dark green velvet shirt was also very, very cool), a favorite friend from California called, and the phone is just buzzing from other friends, which sure makes a girl feel loved and needed and cheered.
Tonight we are off to dinner somewhere and then I am hoping to get some sleep and not cough.
And yes, I am now 19.
Heh. Well, I FEEL like 19, so doesn't that count for something?
Stay tuned, THIS OTHER LIFE has sold to Algonquin, my beloved publisher and I am busy writing it now. My 11th novel CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD is an Indie Next Pick. IS THIS TOMORROW was an May Indie Pick. I'm also the New York Times bestselling author of PICTURES OF YOU, a San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick, a Costco "Pennie's Pick." a NAIBA bestseller and on the Best Books of 2011 List from San Francisco Chronicle, Providence Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Bookmarks Magazine. I'm the recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction. I was a 2013 finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and a finalist in the Nickelodeon Screenwriting Fellowship, four of my novels were optioned for screen, and I talked my way into writing the script for two of them. My essay, HIgh Infidelity, has been optioned for film. I'm a book critic for The San Francisco Chronicle and People Magazine. I teach novel writing for UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and Stanford online, do private fiction editing, and I am a professional namer! I live with my husband, writer/editor Jeff Tamarkin and we beam with pride about our son, an actor/filmmaker in college. Visit me at http://www.carolineleavitt.com.