Join Me to Chat about Acts of Contrition Tonight
“I couldn’t call my parents. Believe me, I was not alone in my willingness to risk being murdered on the street before admitting to them my shame. A violent death was an unlikely abstraction. The wrath of my parents, a certainty.”
These are a few lines from the short story “The Bitten Woman” in my collection Acts of Contrition. For my book discussion tonight, sponsored by Inlandia and the Riverside Public Library, I plan to read the first half of that story. I figure I should start at the beginning and see what people have to say.
Some of the stories have young protagonists—teen girls and young adult girls making their way in the world. Others center on older women. I thought librarians would enjoy the chat about the book.
If you are up for a book talk by two authors, please join us. My book is a collection of feminist short fiction. The other author, Marj Charlier, will discuss her historical fiction. Rebel Nun. We’ll talk about our paths to publishing and then answer questions. 7 PM PDT tonight. Put on your pjs and get your glass of wine! 😉 Register here.