Clown Girl's first review - Publisher's Weekly

Publisher's Weekly has just put out the first "official" review of Clown Girl. It's a generally good review, although I think they're wrong about "not much happens."

I finished the book a couple days ago. I laughed out loud at least five times at the appropriately funny parts, and cringed at the painful parts. Nita tries to be funny, but sometimes she's really a sad clown.

And, on another note, Monica's agent got this email:
CLOWNGIRL by Monica Drake is scheduled for review in the 12/18/06 issue of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Can you tell me who controls the film/TV rights to this title, please?

Film rights? That's exciting.
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First government-issued memorial with a Wiccan pentacle

Speaking of symbols being misunderstood, the VA has allowed a widow to have a Wiccan pentacle on the soldier's memorial in a VA cemetery.

Roberta Stewart, widow of Sgt. Patrick Stewart, and Wiccan leaders said it was the first government-issued memorial plaque with a Wiccan pentacle, a five-pointed star enclosed in a circle.
About 1,800 active-duty service members identify themselves as Wiccans, according to 2005 Defense Department statistics, and Wicca is one of the fastest-growing faiths in the country. Its adherents worship the Earth and believe they must give to the community. Some consider themselves "white" or good witches, pagans or neo-pagans.

Clown Girl available at Hawthorne Books

My sister's book is available from the publisher, Hawthorne Books.

If you buy it from them it's only $10 (for a limited time only? Usually it's $15).
Plus, they'll mail it to you now, rather than when the novel's 'released' next February.

Or, you can read an excerpt from the book here.