It’s been a busy week at The Misfortune of Knowing:
First, I wanted to announce that I finally released my first novel, Two Lovely Berries. Here’s the description:
Nora and Aubrey Daley were never going to be the type of twins who lived together from womb to nursing home, despite their inseparable childhood in suburban Philadelphia and their matching Yale degrees. Their lives diverge soon after graduation—too soon, in Nora’s opinion—when Aubrey’s marriage to her college boyfriend changes more than her last name.
As Nora adjusts to a future without Aubrey by her side, new revelations about their past threaten to undo her progress and force her to question her memories. She and Aubrey share virtually all of their genes—but perhaps little else.
Two Lovely Berries is an exploration of the struggle for individuality between identical twins, complicated by family violence, divisive relationships, and personal demons from which even those born into a life of privilege cannot escape.
If the description interests you enough to read the novel, I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts on it (perhaps against my better judgment! 😉 ).
Second, I also wanted to mention that, earlier this week, I was lucky enough to have a second post featured on Freshly Pressed. It was very exciting. The post was The Mockingbird Next Door: A Parasitic Memoir?, in which I discuss Harper Lee’s opposition to a journalist’s memoir/unauthorized biography.
The first time my blog was featured on Freshly Pressed was for Uncovering Our Roots: Why Does Family History Matter?, in which I discuss a memoir of a Catholic journalist seeking her Jewish heritage in Spain.
I guess memoirs of journalists are my thing. Maybe I should read more of them!
Have a great weekend.
Updated: I haven’t talked about my creative writing much on this blog, but this post on Jae’s Lit & Scribbles gives some background on this novel. Since that post, Two Lovely Berries went through a few rounds of edits, including a professional one, and grew by 4,000 words.