If there’s an award for the most excerpts published from a memoir manuscript, I’m definitely in the running. My memoir, BLOOD STRANGERS, about three generations of adoption and absent fathers in my family, has been excerpted in five journals and three anthologies. One was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I’ll be reading an excerpt, “Adoption in III Acts,” at Book Passage Bookstore in San Francisco next month. But probably the most gratifying and encouraging moments have been receiving kind emails from readers around the country.
While I search for literary representation for this manuscript, I’m writing a second memoir with the working title, A BUS(WO)MAN’S HOLIDAY, a mixed-form narrative about raising and working with kids on the autism spectrum. An excerpt from that manuscript has recently been accepted for an anthology called MY BABY RIDES THE SHORT BUS, slated for publication in late 2009.
If you’re interested, you can find excerpts from both memoirs on my website: www.kathybriccetti.com. Finally, I’m always looking for smart readers to exchange work with, so feel free to drop me a line.
Causes Kathy Briccetti Supports
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
Women's Educational Media