Saturday, February 7, 2015

THE CURE FOR DREAMING Named to the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List

The Cure for Dreaming was named to the American Library Association's 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project list, which is described as "recommended feminist literature for birth through 18." Sending an unabashedly feminist novel into the world has, admittedly, felt riskier than even releasing a book involving the subjects of patriotism, war, and the search for life after death. The word "feminism" alone continues to evoke strong reactions. Some people get ticked off at The Cure for Dreaming. Other readers have embraced the novel and thanked me for writing it.

I do not intend to ever take the safe route in writing, so I'm pleased the book has inspired frank discussions and a multitude of reactions. To me it's a story of learning how to find one's voice in the world. As a person who has suffered from shyness in the past, I'm thrilled I gained the confidence to allow my own voice to be heard. Thank you to the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project Committee for this incredible honor.

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