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- I read at Printer's Row this morning. For proof here's a picture of me and two other people who suck at being awake before 10 AM:

lit fest

- Got an agent rejection for Loopholes, but my friend has offered to read it for me, so that's a thing too.

- I'll tell you what, grad school comments are about the same as reviews: what four people will hate someone else will find the one redeeming quality of the entire book and vice versa, it's weird. Interestingly: anyone who likes how I write but can't take Mrs. Watson narrating My Dear Watson: have I got all of my other books for you!

- Got some preliminary cover art for Dysfunction. Looks like it's destined to be even hotter than Maladaptation's, congrats to us all.
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I have five of them, a number I'm used to--I got five for Maladaptation too; (1) went to my best friend, (3) to my three undergraduate thesis advisers, and (1) stays with me.

They're so pretty I could eat one of them (literally--blend it up and sneak it into my other food, I could do it). I've been reading random pages of the uncorrected proofs for a couple of weeks, and I'll be switching to the finalized version now, where of course any typos I can still find will fill me with a helpless rage. I would cut my own flesh once for every mistake to make it go away (also literally--this flesh is mortal, but this book is not; in fact I'd let someone else cut me, I'm that unconcerned with earthly pain).

Let's look at it one more time, knowing that the colors are richer in real life:

My Dear Watson Cover
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My gender studies professor has reviewed my book for the local newspaper in Sarasota!

8th Annual New College of Florida Book Guide:

"Maladaptation" (Queermojo, Rebel Sartori Press, 2009) is an impressive first novel by L.A. Fields, currently completing her B.A. at New College. It follows Marley Kurtz, who leaves Florida to enter a program for troubled youth in rural Colorado. So how does the story of the American rebel play out in the 21st century? Marley and his fellow misfits form a quirky cohort; each is scarred and trying to balance independence and the need for love. These characters keep us on edge; readers can't quite trust the no-longer-innocent teenagers. Still, Fields balances pessimistic realism and the optimism of a certain American dream. The novel offers no resolution, but we share the kids' hope for a new day. Me, I'm waiting for Fields' next novel. She has already published several short stories, including "Happiness" in "Cool Thing: The Best New Gay Fiction From Young American Writers" (Running Press, 2008).


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