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About meI'm the author of "Forms of Intercession," a book of poems published by Mayapple Press (2008), and "Tomato Girl," a novel newly released from Algonquin Books.

About my libraryFavorite authors (fiction): Kaye Gibbons, Alice Sebold, Lydia Millet, J.M. Coetzee, Patrick McGrath, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Thomas Cook, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Stephen King

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, Algonquin Readers Round Table, Art is Life, Bloggers, LibraryThing Coffeehouse, LTers with dogs, Undiscovered Gems, What Are You Reading Now?, Writer-readers


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am yours Halima.

Not sure if you remember me or not, but you reviewed my novel, Dirty Little
Angels, a while back. I'm writing because I'm almost done with my new novel, In
the Valley of Falling Stars, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in
taking a look at it and giving me your opinion. I can send you a complete
summary, but it's essentially about a mentally-ill man living in post-Katrina
New Orleans who becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with Jesus Christ.
The book is still in process, but the entire book is sketched out, and I
currently have eight chapters that I feel are done. If you're too busy, I
understand. Just thought I'd ask.

Hope you're doing well,

Hi Jayne - Waiting anxiously for your next literary "gem." Tomato Girl was definitely a "ruby." Which I am sure LTers recognize as a "red diamond," (and if they don't, they should)!

Hi, Jayne - I'm just noodling around LT and found your page, then looked at your website. Tomato Girl looks great. My wife and I just read Olive Kitteredge a week ago. Very quirky stuff and most deserving of the Pulitzer. Then I read Ann Pancake's novel about Big Coal's rape of West Virginia - kinda depressing. Maybe your Virginia tale will be a little better. I write too, but mostly memoirs so far. I'm retired and it keeps me outa trouble. Enjoy your writing and your successes. - TimBazzett
I will be happy to send you a link as soon as I post but it will be a while to coordinate with the paperback coming out and because I am backed up on my TBR pile. I wish it was June and I was retired so that I could spend all my time on this but it will come soon enough, I guess. Thank you for what looks like a fabulous read!
Hi, Jayne! Algonquin (I think that's the right publisher) a copy of Tomato Girl and I am going to highlight it and review it on my book blog soon. I think they said to wait as it is coming out in paperback soon. I'll try and remember to tell you but check my blog sometime at ...thanks and can't wait to get started.
I love your book, Tomato Girl. It is so beautiful and moving. I work in a bookstore and a library and I recomend it to everyone. Thanks for the friend invite.
Thanks for the "befriend." It was a little startling since I'm in the middle of Tomato Girl right now -- it was like you jumped off the back of the book. :-)

The novel is stellar, btw. I've identified so strongly with every character -- railing against their outrageous behavior, while accepting it as the result of their frailty, which I love them for surviving. It's really inspired in me some deep thinking about the roles (and responsibilities) of the lover and the loved, as well as the nature of love and duty and that odd space where they overlap.

Hi! Thank you for adding me as a friend. I just finished "Tomato Girl" last week. It was exactly the type of book that I love to read. I cried at the end for Ellie..

Hi Jayne, thanks for adding me as a friend! I'm very much looking forward to reading Tomato Girl if I can find it in any Irish bookstore. It sounds like a wonderful book!

Merry Christmas , Seasons Greetings , Happy Hannukah , Joyeux Noel , Happy Kwanzaa , Yuletide Blessings , Peace on Earth and Blessings from Sacred Mother Earth.

May this holiday season inspire one and all to elevate their souls to greater things. May we all sip lifes sweet moments as we celebrate the coming of the New Year for with it comes the hope for a brighter tomorrow.

I thank all who have touched my life this past year , for friendships and acts of kindness are the nectar that nurtures ones spirit and sustains ones soul. Know that your kindness has allowed my inner self to swim in an ocean of light. The singing of your heart has resonated positively with me and inspired me to greet each day with brilliance.

My wish is for the New Year to bring all who read this peace , love and harmony. May you create a path of light where earthly treasures abound and may you awaken to your true purpose as you open your soul to a new world of guiding wisdom. The greatest gift you can give during the holidays is a warm smile , a loving embrace and an outstretched hand. Share those things not only with loved ones but with all humankind and together we can make the New Year one of bliss , beauty and love profound.

Merry Christmas , Seasons Greetings , Happy Hannukah , Joyeux Noel , Happy Kwanzaa , Yuletide Blessings , Peace on Earth and Blessings from Sacred Mother Earth.

Yours in Holiday Spirit
Micheal Teal
The Ancient One
Thank you so much for giving me the chance to review Tomato Girl. And for adding me as a friend here at LT. I look forward to receiving the book.
Jayne - thanks for the friend add! I'm so anxious to receive TOMATO GIRL and get started reading!

Hi! Can't wait to read your book :) Hope all is well.
Oh & I just read that you are the author of Tomato Girl! I look forward to reading this!

Carolynne :)
Hi Jayne!

I was wondering what you thought of The Book of Bright Ideas".

Have a good day!

I have just reviewed Tomato Girl. It was just the type of book I am drawn to. You did a magnificent job of breaking my heart over and over, then placing a warm blanket around my shoulders with the assurance that the worst was over. Thank you so much. They say word of mouth is the best form of advertisement. I'll do what I can. =)
hello jayne

me and my mom just got done reading tomato girl and we keep talking about it!!! hahah we loved it. thanks for the great writing and real charachters
also thanks for the friend invite.

i see you have some of my fav. boosk in your library!!! i'd love to chat sometime about any of them or even your's!!!
Jayne - I just finished reading Tomato Girl and I wanted to say thank you fro writing such a wonderful book. The subject was disturbing and yet I could not put the book down once I started reading it. I hope you ae planning on writing more books in the future.

Hi Jayne thats for accepting my friend request. Also thank you for the book Tomato Girl. I am almost done it. It is so good. I read most of it today and hoping to finish it tonight. I should be reviewing it tomorrow on my blog. Its really good.
Thanks for the friend request; it's been ages since I've been on here! Your novel looks great, and I've just added it to my holiday gift list :-).

Argie (Manolis)
I went to the bookstore today to buy Tomato Girl. It was so exciting to see it out on one of the tables as I walked in the door. I am really looking forward to this one.
Hi Jayne;

I thought The Jane Austen Book Club was pretty good. It was light reading but I enjoy reading about people reading books. I've never read Jane Austen so it was a nice introduction to her books.

What kind of Social Work did you practice?
I was a nursing home social worker, I worked as a social worker in an adoption agency, and I worked as a casemanager for Community Mental Health. The paperwork at CMH was horrendous. I felt like I had no life. I stayed late every night just so I wouldn't get farther behind (I never got caught up from my first week there). I still have nightmares about it.

I joined a writer's club during that time and my involvement with that group actually intensified my dissatisfaction with social work and my lack of time. I just knew that social work wasn't for me. Of course, that's what I majored in in college. I was trying to be practical - I wish I wouldn't have been.

Only 2 weeks until the release of Tomato Girl. I looked on our computer at work and it is starting to show copies in the various warehouses.
Wahoo! :)

Enjoy it all,
Thanks for the friend request. How great it is meeting people through their libraries. Borges would be proud. ; )

My MFA is in poetry, which I still write, although I've gotten a fiction bug with the last several years. In answer to your question, I prefer working in workshops -- I'm a solitary worker but a communal reviser. I'm adding your books to my to-read list and am looking forward. I'm also just about to click over to LT'er with dogs, as I recently wore down my husband and convinced him to let me adopt by third dog, a cute Pom named Dewey.

Hello! We have a lot of books in common. I have a MFA from Sarah Lawrence, began a smattering of publications after, but have not been writing much since law school (a left brain blizzard). Looking to reconnect.
HI Jayne!

I see that you added The Wednesday Sisters. I just mooched that from a great LTer.. cant wait to read it..
did you like it?

Hi Jayne;

I looked up Tomato Girl in our computer at work. You've gotten some good reviews. I'll be watching for its release and look forward to reading it. The plot sounds great.

I just finished reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (now my husband's reading it) and am currently reading The Jane Austen Book Club. My husband and I are reading 1984 aloud to each other (both of us reading it for the second time).

I have checked out Algonquin Readers Round Table and find that I haven't actually read any books published by Algonquin but I do OWN some. It seems my most frequent answer to the question, "Have you read . . . ?" is "I have it but I haven't read it yet." I'm reading all of the time but I don't read quickly.

Hi, Jayne! Thanks for inviting me to be your friend here. It's always great to see you.
a smile and a nod, nice to meet a poet. i've just browsed at your website poems,

and hope to read more.

well done.

I am so looking forward to reading and reviewing your novel, Tomato Girl! I feel so lucky to get an ARC! Looks like a wonderful read!
Jayne - Thanks for the friends invitation. I am really looking forward to reading Tomato Girl but I wguess I will have to wait until August since I can't get hold of amn ARC. I am looking forward to chatting with you once I read the book and will look through your library to get ideas for other books to put on my TBR list.

Welcome to LibraryThing! I've lent Tomato Girl to a couple of friends and they both loved it.

Thank you for the invite! As you know, I really loved Tomato Girl. I bought Forms of Intercession after reading Tomato Girl and was really moved by your poems. They were both startling and stunning.

Glad to see that you are on librarything! You need to get your author's badge! :)

Have a great day and I hope to hear more from you!!
Hi Jayne,
Thank you for the friend request. Can't wait to read [Tomato Girl], the reviews and descriptions sound wonderful! I will have to find an ARC, I don't want to wait until August.
Oh and welcome to LT, and remember to get your authors badge soon!
Hi Jayne!

Thank you for the friends invite . What a lovely way to get to know new people here at LT,
and I am always honored to accept. I see that you live in Virginia. That is my favorite place to be.
My dad lived in Marshall, my daughter went to school at Roanoke.

I loved your book, Tomato Girl. I was so pleased to receive it from Algonquin as an ARC.
Light reading it was not, but good reading it certainly was.

Take care and thanks again for the invite!

Hello. Thanks for the invite to be your friend. I have a copy of Tomato Girl on my TBR pile. I hope to get to it soon.
Hi Jayne-thank you for the invitation. I would love to be your friend. I am a huge admirer of Algonquin Books. For years, I have read whatever they publish, and I look forward to Tomato Girl. I will enjoy perusing your library. Authors are very special people because your efforts enrich all of our lives. I also love the Richmond area - one of my daughters graduated from UVA with a BA in English. We are the lone book worms in a family of sports addicts. So glad you're in LT.
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