I'm a girl. I write. I live in Oakland, California. I drive a blue car. I like edamame.
I am editor of Corium Magazine, which debuted in March 2010.
I'm too many things to fit in this box. I'm pretty open. Ask me.
I love words.
A.M. Homes, Christine Schutt, Richard Russo, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Gaitskill, Aimee Bender, William Styron. Ellen Gilchrist, Tom Robbins.
edamame. I can't have sushi without having a side of that. weird, huh?
Lauren, thank you so much for your generous close-reading of House-Sitter. Much appreciated!
this story braught back my teen age memories. So nice. thanks
Welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group! You should go start some mayhem over there. The good kind of mayhem.
Thanks for reading my work, Lauren. And, I appreciate any comments you leave.
I understand your thoughts/questions about poetry. I'm trying to write - or insinuate... whatever the best term is - flash fiction. Lost ball in high weeds for me. But, I'm putting words on the page.
Hi Lauren - Thanks so much for your kind words on "Three Dreamers"!
Fantastic work, Lauren! I enjoyed all of your stories, and look forward to more.
thanks much for the tips. finally added a story. let the slow accumulation begin!
great, thanks for joining. lucky to have you.
nice, nice piece in opium. the 145-day wait is assuredly worth it! just invited you to my workshoppy private group. it's invite only so things posted there shouldn't be considered public (and thus arguably published) as they could be viewed in the workshop group.
hope you'll join and post some good stuff.
hi! i think you started it. but we can call it a convergence :)
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Thanks, Lauren. And you can definitely throw that football over them there mountains.
hi lauren becker! i have no idea what's happening on this site, but i'm glad you liked my story! my car was black but now it's mostly dirt-colored.
Hi, Lauren. I dig your story on Wigleaf.
Thanks for the comments on "Sectioned," too. You got the last line--right on the money.
And now I look at your profile and see that you like Tom Robbins? Get out!
Thank you, Lauren! You feedback on my story was most appreciated. I look forward to reading your work.
finally tried edamame (from costco) -- will be eating/loving this stuff for months...
Hey Lauren! I didn't even know this place existed until last night when a PANK submitter sent me an invitation. But now, I'm on board. Yay!
Hey lauren, thanks for your comment on The Four Seasons.
i got it, barry. not too many nots. i feel there is a theme of strange good comments on your wall, lauren, and i don't want to screw that up. sam pink wants to hug you and sit in your lap. so does meg pokrass. barry graham asked a zen-like question about favorite writers. and i want to steal your work, which maybe is less strange and more just reasonable, i don't know. this is fun.
"favorite writers don’t have to be on lists to be favorites. would you please write something not weird on my wall sometime?"
you don't not have to write something not weird on someone's wall for it to not actually be not weird. is that too many nots or did you get it?
if a writers name appears on your favorite authors list. what has to happen in order for them to be removed? did they write something horrible?
Thanks Lauren for your comments on Punch Patty. I'm glad you laughed!
thanks lauren. my fictionaut activity will skyrocket come summertime when i get back from europe and life returns to normal. congrats on five star!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read "Cracking Open" and to comment. See you soon!
ok ok, something's up now -- would have earlier but i've been playing host to many visiting persons for the past two weeks, kept me busy
Thanks for the nice comments on my story, Lauren. I used to drive a blue car too. And I still like edamame.
There is a hi-lar-ious lap-sitting dialogue going on here! Who knew? Had I known, I would have come sooner. :) Just stopping by to say hi and that you are a hep cat, lady! I need to call you. xoxo, H
meg -- you can sit on my lap at awp, though you apparently might have to fight sam p for it ... does this mean you're promising to go?!
Next AWP can i sit on your lap?
I'm glad my story made you smile. Thanks! Hope all is well.
i just read the hamburger story. great stuff. can't wait to get to more of yours. and thanks for commenting on 3 miss. fictions.
Yep,I'm an idiot and I did confuse my reactions/responses to two correspondents and I can't believe I did that. (It's a first for me.)Your work is profoundly different from just about anything and profound to boot. Nice of you to be so nice about it.
hey i just realized i met you at awp. you are nice. thanks for being nice to me. i wanted to sit in your lap and give you a hug but some people hit me when i do that.
it said you changed your pic. i thought this one been up there.
hey midget, erase is still fantastic. best piece in that ML issue, and there were several excellent works. barry should be on your list. get on it.
Hi Lauren, speaking of AWP...
Jason Behrends, of What to Wear During an Orange Alert, presents:
Special Orange Alert AWP Reading
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
S. Craig Renfroe
Allison Eir Jenks
THE BOOK CELLAR
4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
i have no idea why im not on your list of favorite authors. really.
hola! i could have sworn you were already on here!