Thursday, February 28, 2008

Group in the News

Extra, extra, read all about it! We're featured in the Boston Globe today. What do you think?

Photo by Rose Lincoln


Hallie Ephron said...

WOW! Great article about you guys in today's South Weekly section of the Boston Globe. You are inspirational, that's for sure! And congratulations on defying the odds. Can't wait to see your names on the book covers.

Lisa said...

This is just and incredible and an inspiration to all of us. I feel so fortunate to have The Writers Group to read every day and I feel very lucky to "know" all of you. I'm sending the Globe link to everyone I know -- I'm so proud of you!

Larramie said...

How I love this! Like Lisa, I'm beaming with pride for all that you share with each other and with us.

P.S. Hannah, your scene setting yesterday was truly perfect! ;)

Anonymous said...

You guys are just the cutest! I love the phone sitting on the table! You could put a photo of her face on it.

Lucrative, huh? Cool.
Love the ground rules: Keep quiet!
Sad, though that you are so unusual. Can we clone you?

This might get me to pony up for Muse and the Marketplace--your panel.

Thanks for keeping me inspired.

(Ooh, you little sign up box at the bottom has changed. What do I enter? We'll see if it works.)

Ray Anderson said...

Very impressed with all your accomplishments. Congratulations and continued good luck. Grub Street member, Ray Anderson, Hingham, Mass.

Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

Hallie, tell us what it's like to see your name on a book cover. How many now and your latest is 1001 Books for Every Mood (nf) and when does the new novel pub? How on earth do you do it?

Lisa,I can't express how wonderful it is to have someone like you to count among our circle of friends. You're treasured.

Larramie, we'll hook you into our other speakerphone; you can be like Charlie, totally anonymous.

Kira, if you do come to the Muse, please introduce yourself. We'd love to meet you!

Hey Neighbor Ray, thanks for stopping by. You were at Dr. Pauline Chen's Grub Street South workshop, weren't you?


Ello - Ellen Oh said...

This was an awesome article! Way to go ladies!

Ray Anderson said...

Yes, Amy, that was me whom you met at Dr. Pauline Chen's workshop. See you at the "Muse."

Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

Thanks, Ello, and we'll see you there, Ray.

Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

Glad you all enjoyed the article, and yes, Kira, my mother honed right in on that word "lucrative," as well. I'm hoping there's some kind of karma in that!


Patry Francis said...

What a wonderful glimpse into the dining room that produced the world's most inspiring writers' group.

Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

You remember the dining room, don't you, Patry? That's where all the chocolate treats were during your party for THE LIAR'S DIARY. Oh my goodness, the paperback is everywhere.


siamese said...

I love the stories of the ones who have made it! It is inspirational, truly. I blog and continue to send queries. Would love feedback on my blog.


PS I also have samples of my work on Let's Get Published (Author's Portal) What do you think of the help site like these provide?

Shauna Roberts said...

I thought that was a great article. Reporters so often get details wrong, but the article rang true. I loved the caption on the photo, with four of you named, but the picture has three people and a phone. How lucky you are to have found each other.

Carleen Brice said...

How cool is this?!!!

mohanley5 said...

Hi All...loved the article. Congrats to all of you. We all benefit from your thoughtful and generous advice.

Patry...I was in Brookline Booksmith on Thursday, and, thanks to this blog, "knew" that I should buy The Liar's Diary. Hope to start reading it this weekend. Hope you are well...I have you on my "list" when I walk through St Anthony's Shrine every morning.


Anonymous said...

What a great article. But we discovered you before Boston Globe did:)

Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

Siamese, when I was working toward that goal of getting abook published, I loved these stories too -- still do! When everyone tells you to give up on a dream, knowing they can come true gives us hope. As for Let's Get Published, I think it depends on your goal. I'm extrememly selective about my feedback, it can be destructive unless it comes from the right source (writers whose work and craft I respect and who respect me). Also, no agent or editor I know of has the time to frequent that sort of website, so I hope that's not a goal. All of us secured our agents through the slush pile.

Shauna, Kathleen McKenna did an excellent job. I've been interviewed, I've been a reporter, and almost always a mistake slips into the story. Not so. Thanks for stopping by.

Carleen, almost as cool as seeing Orange Mint & Honey on nightstand!

Five, you are a kind soul.

Usman, yes you did and thanks for doing so.


Sustenance Scout said...

Love this photo! What a terrific plug for each of you, your books, your blog...and yes I too feel very lucky to have "met" you via the wonders of the blogosphere. Thanks for all you do! K.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ladies! Thank you so much for posting my story on your an honor to be here. I've heard from so many people who read the piece and were inspired by all of you. All best, Kathleen

Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

SS, the honor is ours.

Kathleen, no, thank you! You did a fantastic job -- I knew it would be great when I read that lede -- and Rose is an amazing photographer. Everyone loved the article, you are a good writer.