Local Writers Read. You Should Listen.

Last night, I had the opportunity to hear local writer Kathryn Miller Haines read from her new book, “The War Against Miss Winter,” at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

Since I someday hope to publish a book and my own worst fear is reading to an empty room, I try to support readings by local writers when I can. If you’re a writer, a reader or just an ardent supporter of all things Pittsburgh, I wholeheartedly encourage you to do the same. Not only do you get turned on to new books, but most times you get a chance for some one-on-one time with the author. Last night, I talked at length with Haines and her husband about her very long road to publication. It was extremely enlightening, albeit a little intimidating (will I really have to write 60-plus query letters? I get nervous just thinking about one!). Even better, since Haines kept her day job at Pitt, I think I may have found a new lunch buddy.

Her next Pittsburgh reading will be at Liquid Sundays on August 5 at the Rex Theater. I certainly plan to be there. Hopefully, you will too.

4 Comments so far

  1. paperback writer (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    Kathy is a friend of mine and I’m currently reading her book. I can’t wait for her second book to come out!

  2. girl down under (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    thanks for the information!

  3. girl down under (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    cool, thanks for the information!

  4. KathyMH (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out, Laurie! It was great meeting you.

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