Friday, November 8, 2013

Amazon review of "Liz."

In case you've been on the fence about buying Liz A. Stratton Closes the Store, perhaps this review will convince you.

And, I didn't pay this person, and I don't think I know who it is, either. So there. :)


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh fun take on an old story...December 27, 2012
This review is from: Liz A. Stratton Closes the Store (Paperback)
"Liz Closes the Store" is a retelling of the old Greek story of Lysistrata, where women decide to end a war by cutting their men off, sexually. Anderson updates the story into a fun, fast, feminine-power read. It isn't quite on purpose that Liz Stratton finds herself running for president in a country mired in a deadly but pointless war. But her brash, no-nonsense wit is just what the people, at least those with double x chromosomes, have been waiting to hear. The women of the country are so taken by their reluctant heroine that she soon motivates them to stop the war killing their sons and husbands by denying the men of the country the one thing they want most: their bodies. Along the way Liz must contend with her own budding romance, a difficult thing to have when you're the face of feminist abstinence.

Anderson's book is pure fun, reality trimmed to fit delightfully into fantasy. Nothing is dull. It's a new kind of chick lit and romance, smart, fast, and a little crazy.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nov. 9, Falls City Library Authors' Night

Poetry Workshop and Author Event in Falls City
Henry Hughes to give the poetry workshop

Authors including Maren Anderson to participate in the Authors' Night. 

Come to Falls City for Literary event to support the Falls City Wagner Community Library. 

First, from 4-6 PM, Henry Hughes will teach a poetry workshop for $15. I am taking Henry's poetry class at WOU this term, so I can vouch for what a wonderful teacher he is. 

Then at 7 PM, the Authors' Night begins. I will be there with other Willamette Valley writers signing books and giving readings. I plan on reading a short work that is not associated with Liz A. Stratton Closes the Store, so if you want to hear some of the other work I do, be sure to drop by. Cost for the author night is $5 or free if you attended the poetry workshop and includes dessert!



Falls City Community Center, 320 N Main St., Falls City.

November 9, 2013
Poetry workshop: 4-6 PM
Authors' Night: 7-9 PM

Poetry workshop: $15 (a steal)
Authors' Night: $5 or free if you paid for the poetry workshop
Donations are tax-deductible. 

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