alone, with cats

Got something fun to share with you today, friends. My pal Jessica Schnall is yelling about my book today over on her blog, Alone... With Cats. You must check it out! 

Jessica's a pal, a smart writer, and one of the funniest, cleverest people on earth. Or at least in the internets. And she paid me the highest compliment I have ever received about one of my poems, so I put it on the back of my book. She said: 
"Marian's poetry is like the American songbook: simple, full of heart, timeless."
The nicest thing anyone could say about my writing is that, right there. I am all swoony still, thinking about it.

So anyway, Jessica is trumpeting my book today, and frankly, you should be reading her blog anyway because she's just damn funny. And lovely. Go read this post, and then stick around and read all the other ones, too. 

And then I got a book deal and was mentioned in the New York Times. Sort of.