Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Down For Whatever (July2005) and Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007).
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Spring Reading. 2.
More great reading coming up for the spring and summer months.
Make Him Look Good by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. If you haven't had a chance to read her other novels, or her blog, you should. Great reading -- fun, brilliant, and informative.I always come away looking at the world and issues in a different way. Or should I say her work backs up a lot of what I'm thinking but can't quite put into words? Either way, great work.
Tomorrow They Will Kiss by Eduardo Santiago. Eduardo is a friend of mine here in L.A., and he was a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow. He doesn't have a website yet, but here's a link to a short story he published for an online journal: Eduardo's This Magic Moment.
Across A Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande. Another friend in L.A., another PEN Fellow, and a great storyteller whose novel is quite timely with all the discussion about immigration. Reyna's personal story is moving. Check out her website.