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?
My 11th novel CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD will be published 10/5/16 by Algonquin. 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.