My second novel BAD MARIE (Harper Perennial, 2010) was a Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers pick. The novel was short listed in the Morning News Tournament of Books and named one oft he Five Best Novels of the Year You May Have Missed by Esquire Magazine. Time Magazine called BAD MARIE "irrestible."
My first novel TWINS was a NY Times Editors Choice pick. My stories have been published in literary journals, including “McSweeneys,” “The Alaska Quarterly Review,” and “The Indiana Review,” and on Fictionaut, too.
My movie reviews are here: http://worldfilm.about.com
What else am I going to do? I love to write.
Haruki Murakami, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, Antonia White, Russell Banks, Frederick Barthelme, Truman Capote, Sarah Waters, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marjane Satrapi, Ellen Gilchrist, Joy Williams, Antonya Nelson, Mary Robison.
Sorry for this late reply. Hope you're having a wonderful Spring 2013!
Thanks for the invite, Marcy.
Marcy, thanks for the invite! Happy to connect, and looking forward to sharing!
Thanks so much for the invite, Marcy. Time for me to start doing some building and painting on here.
Thanks for the invite! :) I look forward to exploring....
Thanks for the invite!! :)
Hi Marcy! Thanks so much for inviting me!
Thanks for the invitation!
Thank you very much for the invitation.
Thanks for the invite Marcy.
grazie tanto. :-)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be here. I have been a longtime lurker, it will be fun to participate
Thanks for the invite!
Thanks for signing me up with Fictionaut. I'm enjoying this place very much!
I'm invited? That's swish. Thank you Marcy.
Thank you for the invitation to join Fictionaut. i have been waiting quite a while and so it was a very pleasant surprise to open your email and discover that my wait was over.
Hello Marcy; thanks so much for the invitation! I'm excited to be a part of this community and to learn and give. Grateful for the chance.
Hi Marcy, just to say thank you for leaving a message on my wall - truly appreciated and a nice little welcome mat - btw -really liked Adults at Home.
Quick question though, how come I can't submit another story yet... Maybe I'm being naive or something.
Have a great day.
Hi Marcy, thank you for the invite. I really like the site and look forward to having a good look round and look through your work. Have just submitted my first so please feel free to drop by and lay down any comments/thoughts/advice for improvement if you want. Take care out there and have a great day/evening. Peter
Mrs. Dermansky, Marcy, thank you for the invitation. I didn't think I would be invited. :)!
Thanks for the invitation, Marcy. I'm a fan of the site and appreciate being asked to join.
Hey Ms. Demarsky. Thanks for the invite, it's appreciated...but just out of curiosity, how do we "know" each other?
My apologies... I've been remiss in thanking you for inviting me to Fictionaut. Thank you very much, Marcy!
Thanks so much for the invitation, Marcy. I look forward to good times here.
Cannot thank you enough for the invite. Thank you!
Thanks for the invite!
Hello thanks for the invitation! ;) This is a great place!
Marcy, thank you for the invitation.
Hi Marcy. Warm thanks for reading a commenting this newbie's "First Day of Summer". Glad you liked it.
Thank you Marcy, been wanting to get on here for awhile. Hope you and everyone else will enjoy what I can share. Happy Holidays, or not, your pick. =D
Thanks so much for the invite Marcy. Looking forward to reading some of your work on here. Best wishes from London.
Marcy, thank you very much for the invite, Christopher
Thank you kindly for the invite, Marcy
Thank you Marcy for the invite.
Sending you huge hugs.
Thank you for the invite, Marcy!
Thanks for the invite, Marcy!
Thanks so much for inviting me.
Hi Marcy, thanks very much for the invitation!
Thanks for the invite!!
Thanks for the invitation, Marcy! Can't wait to get started!
Thank you for the invitation!
Thanks for the invite Marcy.
Thanks for the invite + the parasol compliment!
Thank you for the invite. Aloha!
You didn't find real answers BECAUSE you don't live in New Jersey anymore.
Thanks so much for the invite, Marcy.
Marcy, thanks for the invite!
Thank you for the invite!!
Thanks for the invite to Fictionaut, Marcy!
I enjoy your work--Cow Juice, in particular, makes me chuckle. I have been a vegetarian for about a decade, and I appreciate the humor, irony, and poise you bring to a topic that tends to make people too serious.
Thamks for the invite, Marcy....
Thank yoj for the invite, Marcy. I look forward to the experience!
Thanks for the invitation, Marcy.
Thanks for inviting me here. I feel honored.
Thank you for the invitation! I was so excited to get it. Made my whole day!
Thank you for the invite! Truly appreciate it.
Thanks for the invite -- much appreciated!
Thanks for the invite, Marcy. Most happy to be aboard.
Thanks, Marcy! Look forward to being here and reading great work.
Many thanks for the invite! I'm looking forward to getting involved.
Thanks for the invite. Feel free to check out my first contribution, "An Incarcerated Life."
Hello - thank you for the surprise invitation! Pleased to be here, looking around...
Thanks for the invite. Great to meet you.
Thank you for inviting me, Marcy!
Thank-you for inviting me here! I know what I'm going to be doing this evening - exploring Fictionaut. :)
Thanks for the invitation, Marcy. I'm looking forward to joining in!
I greatly appreciated your comment on "Pig Girl" and the issue of not being invited to birthday parties. Thanks for your enthusiasm for the story.
Marcy: Thank you for inviting me to this intriguing venture. I have no idea how this works and started "safe" by posting a story already published. There seems to be a lot of options to explore here, like all the groups. And since this is so new, I wonder how its character will change as it expands. Nice to have so many people interested in stories concentrated in one place.
Marcy, thanks for the invite. I was reluctant to jump in - where did you find me? But after reading some of your stuff I'm already convinced I've landed in a good place. Not safe (that would be way too dull) but most certainly good.
Thank you for the invitation. I'll need a lot of time to understand everything around here (non native speaker problems...) but am curious to stroll around.
Thank you Marcy. You have opened a world to me to allow me to express. I thank you for that. Peace, Steele
Hello Marcy - Thanks for the invitation. I'm excited to get my stuff out there, and to read yours as well! Really an honor.
Marcy: Thanks for the invite! I'm excited to me in the mileau of so many great fellow readers and writers. All the best, Shawn
Thank you so much for inviting me! XD
Thanks for letting me in! This is by far the best lit site. Hooray! Jen
Thx for invite, much appreciated.
Thank you for inviting me! xoxoxoxox
Marcy! Thanks so much for inviting me. How are you doing?
Hello Marcy. My name is David Barnish and I want to thank you for inviting me to fictionaut. I can't wait to dive right in.
I would just like to thank you for the invite to this site. I've been told many great things about it and after joining I can see this might just become my new favorite site. Thanks!
Hi Marcy - Thanks so much for reading & commenting on "Telling" - you know I liked the hard pause of the period instead of hypen but rereading it, I see what you mean. Also, and this always happens, I always notice little mistakes in my writing - a missing apostrophe in this case. I'm a lazy proofreader :)
you so made my day! thank you! xo
Thank you for your kind words about "Clean." I appreciate them very much...
Thanks for reading Headlines!
It was great to meet you, Marcy!
peter is here in Wisconsin at the moment. i’m going to visit him soon. i’ll say hi for you… but yes he’s still living down in Mexico teaching creative writing. are you coming to Wisconsin anytime soon for a reading? i’d love to meet you and chat a bit on writing, if you’d like…?
Marcy! I loved your story Halloween when it first appeared in KNOCK. My very first story Song of the Needle was in that issue (but i have better stories coming out in Narrative and Tampa Review--i think anyway). I flew out to see Johnathan Evison and met Ben Loory. Also, i think you went to school with a good friend of mine, Peter Theis...
Marcy! So great to read that excerpt of Bad Marie just now. I'm supposed to be translating and editing, but that was so very worth tearing myself away from work... thanks for posting it, and I'll look for the NZ edition!! (or find it online - I'm resourceful that way!)
Hi Marcy, just read your insightful interview on Nervous Breakdown (I'm new there, just posted my first non-fiction A & E piece yesterday). Glad we share two of my favorite literary sites on the web! I'm excited to read your work. Have a great week!
Thanks for the welcome, Marcy! I am still figuring this site out, but having fun!
I'm happy you gave "The Line" a star, Marcy.
Marcy, thanks so much for your note. I loved reading Little Meadow Simms again! It was one of my favorite pieces we published in PIF. It's exciting to see all the cool stuff you've done - congratulations! This is a great site...I'm getting my act together to update my profile and post something. And I can't wait to read your novel.
Thank you Marcy for the kind words on my father-son piece.
Marcy, due to Gary's poem about Facebook, I went on a little mission to read your work today and found sample chapters of Twins and read the first one about getting the tattoos. I'm wild about your writing! Thanks.
funny thing--my standard poodle (name is dylan) is up sniffing at me now, as i type--
readin twins--that first page---wow
recommending it at the party--
People seem to want to call you brainy but I think we should just stick with amazing.
Thank you for your comment (and favoriting) on The Tracing Game. It's a good boost to the confidence.
You mean Roy Kesey?
Yeah, I was seriously wondering about the note from Jurgen. lol. Hope you had a good day birthday. I'm eating red velvet cake...still.
Happy birthday, yesturday.
Thanks for letting me borrow your husband.
I'll get him back in one piece.
I hope you have a great birthday, Marcy! Did you know that Michael J. Fox and Johnny Depp also share our birthday? I know, I know, pretty exciting.
In response to comment #2: The woman is smarter than my review.
Hey there, thanks for the wall note, very nice of you to let me know you like my stories. Very encouraging! Kudos on all of your success!
late to the party but had to comment on "Perfect". One of the best stories I've read. The ending is just so so wonderful.
Adults at Home was the single most exciting, nervy. cool, funny, poetic, sexy, sad and important-to-me story I've read in a decade. Admiration, I feel. Envy. But gratitude mostly.
Ha ha ha. Just read Jurgen's April 28 post. Real world and virtual worlds collide.
But seriously, I loved Twins so much, am really excited about reading the new book.
congrats on the sale of your novel!!
Thanks for Herzog warning, Marcy! It's on my Netflix cue so I should get it soon... NBC news reporter Peter Alexander did a story on my ship, the CCGS Amundsen, for the Today show last Friday. OK.... That's enough product placement for today!
Your stories are extremely cool. Thanks for all the kind words.
I really like your rhythm—direct without being confrontational, precise without being pedantic, sentiment without sentimentality.
See, Marcy? I'm participating. I'm putting up new excerpts every week. I'll either bore everyone to death or build a fan base, right?
Thanks for the note. Funny thing--the Glimmertrain editor said this:
"Although it did not win this time, it did make it a long way through the judging process and was in the top 5% of over a thousand entries, earning you Honorable Mention, which you should note on your cover letter as you send this story back out into the world."
Would you really note such a thing in cover letter when sending a story out? Hum...
I'm being a good little girl and posting new stuff. Soon I'll post stuff you actually haven't read before.
I'll look for your novel! As for Bernheimer, I recommend starting with The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold. It's amazing. Ketzia is unforgettable. The novel's so small, but I've read 300-page novels in less time; it's just so jam-packed with language-y goodness.
. . .hey marcy, thanks for the reach-out, i just started this account yesterday! . . . have you got another novel in the works, I hope?
Hey Marcy--snowman lit might just be the next big thing. You never know. Thanks for the reading tip.
by the people who live in Antarctica, do you mean people of science? they are a strange breed, half-nerds and half- last frontier/hotshot adventurers... i find them even more interesting than penguins!
Thanks for your first writing on my brand new wall, Marcy. This virtual community of writers feels so real-- it's great! Haven't seen Herzog movie, wants to since I'm putting together a film class about the idea of North-- any other suggestions?
Thanks so much, Marcy. It was a pretty huge surprise.
The list will grow.
Marcy wins for most contacts. So popular!
My copy of Twins arrived today!
Whoa! Lots of Dermanskys here (Or is Dermanskies the plural of Dermansky????) Are they all your peeps? You know I loved Twins...you must have one mighty talented family.
So Jim Carrey has already decided to say yes to life. He beats me in everything.
gee, we coulda met in NYC at the Oyster Bay? Maybe we can try again. Oysters and me are always waiting for company.
Thanks for the tip about Alison Baker! I just picked up her stories from the library.
Did it! Posted! Be the first to read these never before seen pages.
Yo, Marcy. I know what I want to post, but I am not smart enough to post it.
Hi Marcy! So great to see you on Fictionaut!