Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Grab the Miami Herald today! :)

It's today! I'm being featured on "What are you reading now" in the Miami Herald, so if you're in South Florida please grab a copy - and an extra one for me!

The online version is on the Herald's "Between the Covers" blog so you can click the link below, hop on over and leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you, and Connie Ogle, the books editor, would too!

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/between_the_covers/2009/07/what-are-you-reading-now-2.html#comments


I'm especially pleased to be featured in the Herald because it's one of my favorite newspapers. During my extended sojourns in Miami my entire Saturdays were devoted to the paper. There was so much of it, and it was all good. It was there I discovered writers like Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen, Leonard J. Pitts Jr., and others - all great columnists. I didn't know until long after that most of them were nationally acclaimed and had won Pulitzers and such; all I knew back then was that I loved their work. It was also through the Herald book reviews that I discovered writers like Zoe Heller (Notes on a Scandal).

So, if I seem happy and excited today - it's because I am. It's the Herald, after all!

11 comments:

Debs said...

Will pop over now. I tried to leave a comment last week on the blog but wasn't able to for some reason.

PJ said...

Well done on getting featured, Liane! It's great to finally know what you look like too.

Liane Spicer said...

Debs, thank you for dropping by the Herald blog. Much appreciated! Last week we were experiencing some teething problems on Novel Spaces but I think they're all sorted out now.

PJ, having that editor contact me was a touch of serendipity. And having to provide a photo for the feature as well as for Novel Spaces finally forced me into the light. Alas! So much for being mysterious and incognito...

Lane said...

Congratulations! The piece is great.

Liane Spicer said...

Thank you, Lane. I was amazed that so few people I know have read Jong's books. They used to be considered rather wicked and I couldn't resist them!

Stephe said...

That is SWEET! Good for you, Li!

Liane Spicer said...

Stephe, yay!

akalol said...

Miami Herald is IMPRESSIVE!!

I have an old copy of Fear of Flying which I bought in a garage sale years ago but still have it on my shelf in the To Read Soon section. I also have Erica Jong's Fanny on that shelf.

Liane Spicer said...

akalol, you've got Erica Jong's fanny? O_O !!! Oh, Fanny! I need to read that one...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

congrats..I'm going to check it out now.

Liane Spicer said...

nyc/caribbean, thank you for dropping by, and for leaving a comment on the trail!