Wednesday, May 26, 2010

About to Burst . . . About a Blurb

As if I wasn't already excited to be included in W.W. Norton's upcoming Hint Fiction Anthology... 

As if I wasn't already thrilled to see my story, The Empty Nest, nestled among stories by amazing authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Tess Gerritsen, and Peter Straub...

And now, there's this: the first blurb (as seen on editor Robert Swartwood's blog) about the anthology, a blurb by none other than best-selling author, Jodi Picoult -
“The perfect story collection for all of us with too little time on our hands is a brilliant reminder of the magic that happens when you string the right words together.  A must-read for anyone who is or wants to be a writer.”

I could absolutely burst...but I won't, because then I'd miss out on holding the anthology in my hands.  And reading it, of course.  I'm not just going to stare at...well, maybe for a little while.

(The anthology will be available November 2010 but - hint, hint! - you can pre-order it over at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!)


  1. How cool is that? Way cool, Madeline. Congrats!!

  2. Congrats, Madeline! I'm in the anthology with you, and I felt the same excitement upon hearing the news. It's been quite a ride, hasn't it? And the best part's coming in November! I look forward to reading your story.

    Kathy Ryan

  3. Congratulations right back at you, Kathy! It's definitely been an exciting ride so far. I'm looking forward to reading your story, too.