I'm thrilled to report that my award-winning story BREATHE, which became part of my just finished novel Traveling Angels, is going to be part of The Best of The Bellevue Literary Review. I'm also really jazzed that I am going to be reading with Bellevue at the AWP this Thursday. I hope anyone out there will come and see me and come and say hello. I'm doubly excited because it's a group reading, which I love (there is always a comrades in arms feeling for me. If you get a huge crowd, you get to celebrate together, and if only two people show up, no one feels it is his or her fault!) Plus, I get to read first, which does more for my anxiety level than a Valium. I can sit back and enjoy everyone else!
I have a special place in my heart for Bellevue for a variety of reasons. First because Danielle Ofri, who is one of the founders, writes spectacular books (I raved about her for the Globe) and is just wonderful. But mostly because during one terrible year when I was critically ill, I was at NYU Medical Center which shares doctors with Bellevue. Yeah,yeah, yeah, I know the jokes about Bellevue, but I'm not kidding when I say I owe my life to a lot of their staff.
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