Has anyone read anything by Kelly Braffet? I haven't yet, but I just read her biographical info on Amazon and it's quite hilarious (see below). After I finish the books I'm reading now, I might have to give this young lady's books a try...
I'm the author of Last Seen Leaving and Josie and Jack (known in the UK as Fabulous Things, which is confusing, but you'd be surprised by what writers don't get to decide about their books, really you would). I can be found on the web in the following places (sorry, Amazon doesn't allow links):
Here is a helpful guide to helpfully help you decide which of my books might be right for you.
Do you suffer from ghastly hangovers and chronic frustration at the lack of ghastly hangovers in your reading material? Check out Josie and Jack.
Do you like tacos? Check out Last Seen Leaving.
Do stories about abandoned cats being rescued by kind strangers make you happy? Check out Last Seen Leaving.
Do stories about abandoned sisters being rescued by not-so-kind brothers make you happy? Check out Josie and Jack.
Do you like unicorns? Me, too. Sorry, though. Wrong writer. Try Peter S. Beagle. He's really good.
Do you want to read a book where I prove that I can research math and physics? Josie and Jack.
Do you want to read a book where I prove that I can research New Age spirituality and the CIA? Last Seen Leaving.
Do you want to be taken away on a magical journey full of wonder and amazement? Me, too. Wrong writer again, though. Damn it!
Do you want to be taken away on a dark journey full of ambient creepiness and vivid descriptions of smells? Right, that's totally me. Either book, really.
Do you want to read a story wherein an unlucky waitress consumes pudding? Check out my short story, "Bad Karma Girl Wins At Bingo," in the anthology Who Can Save Us Now? Brand New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories.
Do you want to read a story wherein an imprisoned serial-killing countess consumes stale bread and throws dead rats at people? Check out my short story, "The Pulley," in the Aquamarine Issue of the Fairy Tale Review.
Do you want to read about what a self-obsessed, pretentious dork I was in high school? Check out my essay, "F@ck High School," in the anthology When I Was A Loser.
Do you want to read about what self-obsessed, pretentious dorks other people were in high school? Check out Catcher in the Rye and the Chocolate War.
Do you want to read a really good book about independent film? Check out my husband's book, Reenactment. Out in 2013.
Do you want to read a book about blond people? Josie and Jack.
Do you want to read a book about people who dye their hair unnatural colors? Last Seen Leaving.
Do you want to read a book about a Led Zeppelin fan who works in a convenience store and a waitress who has dark thoughts about lobster and two goth evangelical Christian sisters and a really big shiny truck and another guy who named himself after a Roman emperor and yet another guy who draws wolves all the time? Then run to the nearest publisher, bang stridently on the desk of the first editor you come to, and refuse to leave until I sell my next novel. Thanks.
Glad SK is offering a little help there-every writer needs an assist right? Owen said on his site that she was really good. Good to see shes staying with it and getting more books out-now its up to us huh?
I have both, Last Seen Leaving and Josie and Jack.,and signed. Met her and Owen at his "Who Can Save Us Now?" reading/signing. She's very funny. Looking forward to Save Yourself! That was a great introduction, fushingfeef! Did y'all notice the name of Owen's book Double Feature, seemed to have been titled Reenactment originally? I assume anyway, since DF was about film making. Interesting!