Sally Koslow on The Leonard Lopate show (above) and Fox & Friends (below).
Sally Koslow on HuffPost Live (above).
As a writer, I consider myself truly fortunate because my books have been released as distinguished hardcovers, practical digitals and audiobooks, and ultimately, as paperbacks. On May 27th The Widow Waltz becomes a paperback, and I couldn’t be happier. First, the paperback has the same cover as the hardcover. From the moment I saw this cover, I knew it perfectly captured the spirit of the story--about resilience and reinvention, mother-daughter relationships, and marriage and love. That, and I am sucker for a dog.
Second, once a book comes out in paperback, it becomes even more book-club-friendly, since many groups like to wait until the public has spoken, and a book has numerous reviews. (You can read reviews here.) Also, who isn’t cost-conscious, and since not every reader in the world owns an e-reader, paperbacks--less expensive than hardcovers--simply make economic sense.
I don’t know about you, but I’m in a book club, and love it. “To read a book is to…enter another world,” James Atlas writes in The New York Times. “What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together, but see it your own way, and through sharing those differences of perception the book group acquire its emotional power.” If you’d like to consider The Widow Waltz for your book club, here are sample discussion questions. Also, please know I’d be thrilled to FaceTime with your group, wherever you are.
Two other things that have tickled me lately. The way Amazon slices and dices books, The Widow Waltz has often had a high ranking in Literary Humor. I can’t decide which one of those words delights me more, “literary” or “humor.” Also, I was honored to stumble over a quote from my book Slouching Toward Adulthood in the introduction to The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown, published by the esteemed Pew Research Center: “Author Sally Koslow…goes after Boomer parents who…are foisting onto their children their own neuroses about getting old…. “ If you have friends of either generation, Boomer or Millennial, Slouching Toward Adulthood continues to feel as fresh as when the paperback came out one year ago.
“If parents aren’t old—and who among us doesn’t among us doesn’t feel 35—how can we expect our kids to grow up?”
P.S. Please follow me on Twitter: @sallykoslow and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.