Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels, including THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS and THE WEDNESDAY DAUGHTERS. Her first novel was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize (now the PEN/Bellwether), and her books have been translated into languages from German to Lithuanian to Chinese. 

Her byline has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Miami Herald, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and The Literary Review, and her essays have been heard on public radio. Her "After the Debate" on Forbes online was praised by the Columbia Journalism Review as "[t]he absolute best story about women’s issues stemming from the second Presidential debate." A member of the National Book Critics Circle and an Order of the Coif graduate of the University Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto, California. She enthusiastically supports other writers, good causes, and women running for political office. More at www.megwaiteclayton.com, www.facebook.com/novelistmeg and @megwclayton

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected....more
Elisa Camahort I try to give a book 50 pages, but with so many good books available, I don't try ...more

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected....more
Rita Arens Me too, Rita. And I also started writing with kids -- a 2 year old and a newborn. So ...more

Remembering Elmore Leonard: Leave Out the Part That Readers Skip

I heard on NPR this morning that Elmore Leonard passed away and immediately thought of his wonderfully funny -- and simply wonderful -- 10 Tips for Writers. What I didn't know until I read it in his obituary in The New York Times is his path as a writer. Bottom line:His breakthrough novel: #25, Glitz ...more
"I absolutely agree, Rita," Meg said. :-)more

Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books....more
@Rita Arens you're welcome!more

Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books....more
@Karen Ballum  @Denise I confess to having issues with "Chick-Lit" too. Or "Women's fiction" for ...more

Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books....more
@Karen Ballum Thank you! (And glad to hear there is a habbit!)more

Happy 150th, Edith Wharton!

Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature, was born on January 24, 1862, 150 years ago today. ...more
>She took on such taboo subjects for the time. That she did! Jane Austen grazed on this ...more