Monday, June 4, 2007

Setting up house

I'm making a quick appearance here as I am new to blogspot and am here to refer you to my other blog at Beryl at Gather.com until I can figure out what I'm doing. I arrived here because I am a guest blogger on Patry Francis' (author of The Liar's Diary) Simply Wait blogspot.

I have been a columnist for the Cook County News Herald for the past 10 years and write frequently for regional and national magazines. My memoir, The Scent of God, was published in hardcover by Counterpoint NY in 2006 and in paperback this year of 2007. The Minneapolis Star Tribune named me "Best of 2006 Minnesota Authors," and The Scent of God was a “Notable” Book Sense selection for April 2006. It has also been nominated by Booksellers for a Midwest Booksellers Book Award.

5 comments:

Tinker said...

Hi Beryl, I just read your guest blogpost on Patry's blog and clicked over here to find out more - your post there is lovely. If possible, I'll leave a comment there as well (having computer connection problems myself).

N.Vasillis said...

Hey, Beryl. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I can't wait to read your book.

Jo said...

Hi Beryl,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I agree wholeheartedly with what you wrote re Ann Patchett and am so thrilled that she blurbed your book (which I will try to order from Amazon). I am almost through reading Run at the moment (my mum bought me the hardback knowing what a fan I am) and it is absolutely wonderful. I'll post a mini-review once I'm done. I will now have a read of your blog.

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Monica said...

Hi Beeryl! I'm trying to figure this site out, and just might be getting there!

I thought I'd read and comment now and then--since I know writers like to be read! Besides, since you won't be at oblates for a while, this is a good way to keep up.

Our meeting with Sr. Edith on Bendictine values in the workplace was great. Next month is Cheryl's oblation.