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Lauren Baratz-Logsted | Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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May.30.2013
  The Moment I Missed Jon Stewart: I was at BEA, at a party my publisher was throwing. Jon Stewart was also at BEA that year and one of the people who worked for my publisher, having heard me say I was a fan, said, “Come on, he’s at the party next door. I can get you in and introduce you.” But...
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May.29.2013
  The Moment I Missed Bill Clinton: Bill Clinton was giving the keynote speech at that year’s BEA but, figuring there was no way I’d get in to see him, I accepted an invitation to have drinks and Mexican food with some reviewers who also figured there’d be no chance to see him; at the very...
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May.28.2013
  The Moment My Third Book Was Published With A Cropped Blurb: My third book, A Little Change of Face, was published. It was another dark comedy, this time about a gorgeous librarian who decides to sabotage her own looks in order to find out what life will be like when she’s no longer a swan....
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May.24.2013
  The Moment I Was Called A Stupid Bitch: I was invited to write a guest post for a popular blog. I chose to write about one of my pet subjects; well, maybe pet peeve is more like it. I wrote about the misogynistic practices of the New York Times Book Review. Much of what I wrote focused on...
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May.23.2013
  The Moment I Got Agent 6: So I had three things I wanted to sell: the Victorian suspense novel, Vertigo; the YA novel, Angel’s Choice; the proposal for the short-story anthology, This Is Chick-Lit. I let my writer friends know that I was in the market for a new agent and asked for referrals...
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May.22.2013
  The Moment I Parted Company With Agent 5: Well, that was fast. Although Agent 5 had offered to represent me because she fell in love with Z: A Novel, her associates at her agency didn’t love it as much as she did and so she thought Vertigo would be a stronger book for her to go out with...
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May.20.2013
  The Moment I Got Annoyed: I read the news that there was an anthology coming out called This is Not Chick Lit. The idea behind the collection was that there were too many pink books out there, crowding the bookstores, making it impossible for those looking to read more literary efforts from...
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May.19.2013
  The Moment I Stumbled Into YA: Writers write, so I started writing a new novel, chasing an idea that had caught my fancy. But, me being me, the book I started to write was like nothing I’d written before. Angel’s Choice is about a girl on the fast track for Yale who, on the eve of her senior...
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May.18.2013
  The Moment I Got Agent 5: An agent read Z: A Novel and fell in love with Zorro, which I appreciated. A comedy writer shouldn’t laugh at her own jokes, nor should she boast about her own creation, but I couldn’t help it, I was in love with Zorro too. So when Agent 5 offered to represent me,...
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May.17.2013
  The Moment I Wrote Even Faster: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has long been my favorite novel by a dead author. I was reading it for the umpteenth time when the thought occurred to me that I’d like to do my own re-visioning of it, only mine would be a contemporary comedy-drama...