Woke up this morning to a great photo of THE MISSING GIRL in Lucerne. Genia Blum, a fellow Notable essayist whose essay appeared alongside one of mine in UNDER THE SUN, just got her copy of the chapbook in Switzerland. Such a cool photo.
Closer at hand, another writer friend whom I haven't met in person (Dorothy Rice is in my international online writing group) just read THE MISSING GIRL and did a post on twitter: "I just finished THE MISSING GIRL. A-mazing. A disturbing, important, superbly-crafted read." And a Goodreads review: "Once I started reading, I couldn't put The Missing Girl down. These brief stories of lost girls, told from a variety of chilling perspectives, reveal so much about the vulnerability of young girls and the entitled callousness of those who harm and degrade them. Jacqueline Doyle is skilled at building suspense and presenting believable characters and situations - no matter how harrowing. This is a powerful collection of contextually linked short stories." The book is two years old now. So exciting that it's still attracting new readers.
Dorothy lives in Sacramento and I'm hoping to meet her at Lit Crawl in San Francisco later this month. Who knows when I'll meet Genia, but it would be nice to go to Europe next year.