A little over a week ago I started a Tumblr called Spending the Stephen King Money, detailing a case of mistaken book identity. It got notice fairly quickly at Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, New York Observer, Jezebel, Flavorwire, NPR, CBC, and Moby Lives.
I’ll be reading at the 12th anniversary party of Sunday Salon in New York. June 15, 2014, at Jimmy’s No. 43 — 43 East 7th Street, NY, NY. I’ll be reading with writer and comedian Bob Smith, and writers D. Foy, Brian Gresko, and Eric Nelson.
I’m happy to announce that the film script I co-wrote with Brian Joseph Davis has been optioned by the amazing Tamar Halpern (director of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band), and she’s slated to direct. It’s called Personal Assistant, and it’s our take on female-focused thrillers of the late ’80s and early ’90s.
For all my French-speaking friends, The Blondes is now out in French translation, thanks to Editions Alto and translator Eric Fontaine! Get this edition here.
There have been lots of wonderful reviews and clips. If your French is good, I suggest reading them in the original language.
On peut lire les articles en français sur le livre ici:
Though the the ARCs won’t being going out for a couple more months, it’s getting closer to the The Blondes U.S. launch date next year and we already have some new reviews in from several gracious, wonderful authors.
–Margaret Atwood, @margaretatwood
“Like the literary love child of Naomi Wolf and Stephen King, The Blondes examines our cultural attitudes about beauty through the lens of a post-9/11, high-alert nightmare. The result is a spellbinding brew, both satirical and deeply satisfying.”
—Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni
“An energetic, startling novel. Emily Schultz is a writer with a deadly sense of humor. You laugh one moment, you’re frightened the next. As unsettling as it is funny, The Blondes had me hooked from an early line: The neighbors have finished burning the hair… How could anybody not read on from there?”
—Peter Orner, author of Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge
“Sharp and fluid and legitimately disturbing. A thinking person’s apocalyptic nailbiter.”
—Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
“The Blondes is intelligent, mesmerizing, and fearless. An entirely original and beautifully twisted satire with a heart of darkness.”
–Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Lola Quartet
“At once weird and grounded, fizzily comic and satirically serious, The Blondes takes you by surprise and keeps on surprising. Emily Schultz has a point-of-view all her own, and knows how to use it.”
– Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist