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Interview with Kitty Zeldis, Author of 'The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights'

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This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.


The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights is a mesmerizing historical novel about three women in 1920s New York City and the secrets they hold. Hailed as a haunting meditation on the bonds between mothers and daughters Kitty Zeldis, the author, throws her readers into historic New York City and New Orleans with such attention to detail that she makes us feel like we are right there with her characters.

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Countdown to Muse 2021: Small Victories by Rachel Barenbaum

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2021 is almost here! This year's conference is taking the form of a virtual enhanced writing residency (taking place Wednesday, April 21st - Sunday, April 25th) with new Premium Workshops and the Manuscript Mart (taking place Wednesday, April 28th - Sunday, May 2nd).


This year's conference theme is "Small Victories." We all know what the "big" victories are (landing an agent, snagging a book deal, or getting a flashy award), but this year we aim to celebrate the equally important, tiny, and often unseen victories of our writing lives. In anticipation of the conference, …

April 20, 2021 | Rachel Barenbaum

Rachel Barenbaum Talks to Courtney Maum, Author of Before and After the Book Deal

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Rachel Barenbaum, Novel Incubator alum and author of Bend In The Stars, recently interviewed Courtney Maum about her latest book, Before and After the Book Deal. The two authors spoke about the publishing process, how to prep for author interviews, rejection and jealously in the book business, and why author advances are like a combination of Monopoly and the Greek myth of Orpheus (“take your money when you pass go, and don’t ever look back”). You can join Courtney Maum for her upcoming event "A Writer’s Guide To Surviving Your …

January 10, 2020 | Rachel Barenbaum