As an author, the most fulfilling thing about finally publishing has been the fact that I’m now watching my work take on a life of its own. I spent endless twitchy hours sweating over every sentence and now the beast is out in the world and completely out of my control. What a relief.
I’ve recently been contacted by a handful of book clubs. One of my goals in writing the memoir was to generate discussion about themes such as shame and sexuality and the empowering potential of narrative. Reading groups seem like an ideal venue for this. I’m speaking with a few in the next couple of months and I’m really looking forward to it.
This picture was sent to me from a party planner in Florida, who held a Some Girls-themed soiree, complete with hip scarf party favors. She also included a number of thoughtful questions and I was tickled to see that the group had found such a fun-loving way to approach the material.
If you’re interested in having me meet with your book club, either in person or by skype, let me know!
Causes Jillian Lauren Supports
Amnesty International, Heifer International, The ACLU, KCRW