Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cleavage has arrived!

I've always thought of myself as a fiction writer, but strangely I've never had any of my fiction published. Unless of course you count that story that got printed in a kids magazine when I was eleven, or the time my husband paid to have one copy of my book published. But now, I have a real short story published in a real anthology: Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls. So now I'm a genuine fiction author.

If you buy the book, or just flip through it in the book store, you can find my story ("My So Not Ballerina Boobs") on page 133. It isn't so much a "story" as it is an account of all the times I went bra-shopping with my mother rolled into one embarrassing excursion. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. "I hope I'm not as loud as the mother in your story," Mom said. Of course not, Mommy, I exaggerated in the name of fiction.

If anyone lives in the Toronto area (and actually cares), there will be a book launch on September 24th, from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Canadian Children's Book Centre (Suite 101, 40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto -- Yonge & Eglinton).

Now I'd better go read all the other stories quick before the boss wakes up from his nap.


Amy said...

Are you going to be at the book launch?

Super Happy Jen said...

Of course

zydeco fish said...

Wow, congratulations. Sadly, I can't make the launch, but I'll be sure to flip through the book at my local bookstore :-)

Robin Stevenson said...

Hi Jen,
The book looks great, doesn't it? I was so happy to get my copy too. I couldn't be at the launch-- I live in Victoria, so it's a wee bit out of the way-- but I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your story.
Best wishes-- Robin Stevenson

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