Monday, July 20, 2015

A New Blog in Progress

Greetings! This blog will be redirected back to in just a moment.

I am revamping both my website and my blog, so in the meantime you’ll find all you’re looking for at the website.

Thanks, and stay tuned for the new reveal…

~~ LA May

Saturday, August 16, 2014

advance blurbs for The Write Life

Some delightful back cover blurbs have come in for my next nonfiction book, The Write Crowd:Literary Citizenship & The Writing Life, forthcoming in Dec ’14 from Bloomsbury:

"Lori A. May's The Write Crowd reminds us that writing need not be such a lonely life, solitary as it is. The literary universe provides limitless opportunities to help other writers, meet other writers, and support one another. Type an e-mail, review a book, start a reading series, form your own small press: help keep literature alive and strengthen your own connections and understanding. An indispensable book for those new to writing careers and a valuable reminder for those who've faced the blank page for years and years."
-- Dinty W. Moore, Professor and Director of Creative Writing, Ohio University, and author of The Mindful Writer

"A thoughtful, much-needed exploration of the relationship between the individual writing life and the larger community of writers and readers. Lori A. May draws from her own experience and that of many other writers and editors to offer a comprehensive view of the necessary phenomenon we only recently have come to call literary citizenship. The Write Crowd offers specific and authentic ways--some quick and simple, others a greater investment--through which writers can be strong literary citizens."
-- Anna Leahy, Associate Professor of English, Chapman University, and author of Constituents of Matter, editor of Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom, and editor of TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

Available December 2014 from Bloomsbury
Pre-order on Amazon
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