Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I Survived JetBlue...And Please Come Out to Hear Contributors Read Next Week in NYC!

Having survived the JetBlue fiasco of February 2007 (yep, I was one of those passengers stuck on the JFK tarmac ad infinitim), I am happily back in NYC. Only children may crave a crowd, but being holed up with 200 angry, hungry travelers was hardly this only's idea of company. The best part was meeting Marco's parents for the first time, when we finally landed in Tampa, even if a day later than planned. And the alligators at Silver Springs were pretty cool too. Oh - and the guy we met in line after our flight was cancelled, who flew biologists, environomentalists, and politicians into remote wildlife areas for an organization called Lighthawk and offered to charter a plane for a group of us. He was cooler than the alligators.

Two OC readings coming up next week:

Tuesday, Feb. 27 - KGB Tuesday Night Nonfiction Series
85 East 4th Street (betw 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York City

Contribs Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn ("Becoming an Only Child") and Janice Nimura ("Mother of Two") will be joining Daph and me at this far-hipper-than-we-are LES locale. (Thank you, Kelly McMasters! We heart you very much!)

Wednesday, March 1 - Barnes and Noble, Upper West Side
2289 Broadway at 82nd St.
New York City

Contribs Kathyrn Harrison and Sara Reistad-Long will join us on this one. (Huge shout out to Jainee McCarroll here!)

Grab an only child -- or come as a party of one -- just come!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Only Child Hits New York Times!

We're in the Style Section of today's paper. As you can imagine, Daphne and I are jumping up and down with delight.

From Leisl Schillinger's "And Baby Makes Three":

PITY the only child. Rattling around in a cavernous house like the last Tic Tac in a box, he (or she) has no brothers or sisters to play hide and seek with or to diffuse the high-beam glare of parental attention. What an unenviable fate! Or maybe not.

In “Only Child,” Deborah Siegel and Daphne Uviller gather the reflections of 21 writers and other creative types (including themselves) to demonstrate the ups and downs of “growing up solo.”...

Read the rest here.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Air Only, for real

This just in: There will be a mention of Only Child in the March 15 issue of American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines.

Ted Rose's essay in the anthology, "Air Only," was prescient!