Comments: 3Q with Tess Callahan (and a contest)

Sign me up.

Posted by Roxanne at June 11, 2009 9:14 AM

Good morning, all.

"...disowning your own power doesn’t mean it goes away, it just means it exists without a driver, like a runaway car."

This should be embroidered on samplers and handed-out to every baby girl born in this world.

Posted by Jan in Norman, OK at June 11, 2009 9:30 AM

Sounds like a great read -- sign me up. (And I'm with Jan on the quote!)

Posted by Kelly at June 11, 2009 9:47 AM

The book sounds provocative and intriguing...and I am experiencing SERIOUS cover envy. Wow. Such a simple cover design and yet it catches the eye and feeds the imagination. Thumbs up!

Posted by JMyersbook at June 11, 2009 9:48 AM

Always looking for a new selection for our neighborhood book club, and we love first-timers.

Posted by Susanvl at June 11, 2009 9:49 AM

This sounds fascinating! and good catch on that quote, Jan!

Posted by BethR at June 11, 2009 10:05 AM

"She fills up a room with her presence and I have a tendency to disappear." Wow, that grabbed me. I often feel like I disappear, but I have never articulated it like that. This book sounds fascinating. So, PICK ME, PICK ME, OH Random Number Generator Sir!

Posted by Gail at June 11, 2009 10:29 AM

Oh, the book sounds VERY intriguing. Sign me up for a whirl in the Random Number Generator!

I'm with Jan on the quote, too -- that really jumped out at me. Truer words were never spoken.

Posted by Aimee at June 11, 2009 10:35 AM

Sounds like a great read!

Posted by Glory Words at June 11, 2009 10:55 AM

Ooh, that cover is awesome!

Posted by Katie B at June 11, 2009 10:57 AM

Add me to the list of quote admirers. Funny, I was just thinking this morning that if I had less time to write I'd be better disciplined to make use of the time I did manage to carve out - and I was (for once) envying those of you who are mothers.

I also wonder (because it's more interesting than listening to the morning news) if you guys aren't correct about having a deeper grounding/connection/view of/on life because of parenting. (Not that I want to change my life, or think it's incomplete or empty because I am childless). But it does seem there are layers and levels of love and understanding of the human condition that I just don't ... grasp or see - and I worry my writing might reflect that lack of depth.

All that long rambling navel-gazing comment to say, I want in on this drawing!

Posted by Mit at June 11, 2009 10:57 AM

ooh, sounds like a great read! I'd love to be entered, but I'll probably get it from the library when I don't :)

Posted by ailo at June 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Pick me, oh virtual N-sided die of doom!

Posted by Rachel at June 11, 2009 11:24 AM

ooo! Pick me! I need a new good book to read.

Posted by Katie at June 11, 2009 11:26 AM

Now I want to read the book just to see what books are in April's apartment!

Posted by Jen at June 11, 2009 11:28 AM

I really need a book intervention. But not's hoping my numbers up...(that sounded less final in my head)

Posted by Karen at June 11, 2009 11:36 AM

This story sounds good! I hope the random number generator likes me.

Posted by DebR at June 11, 2009 11:47 AM

Ah, writing! Both the bane and the joy of my life.

I could use another joy - in the form of a book.

C'mon Random Number Generator! Momma needs some new pages to read!

Posted by Chris at June 11, 2009 11:59 AM

April and Oliver sounds like just what I've been looking for! And like others, our book club is always wanting to be on the cutting edge of reading. And I can't disagree that children add an entirely new level of comprehension to the way I see the world and how to deal with it.

So I'm holding my breath that the random number generator calls me out!

Posted by Chandler at June 11, 2009 12:05 PM

I need a good summer read (please).

Mary Craig

Posted by Mary Craig Puntney at June 11, 2009 12:10 PM

I need some great fast reads. My one-year-old gives me only small moments of peace at a time. I hope I win!

Posted by Marilyn at June 11, 2009 12:22 PM

sounds like a great story...please pick me, i can't wait until my library gets it in (and i come up on the hold list :P)

Posted by Trish at June 11, 2009 12:24 PM

This book sounds so great I can't wait to read it. I'd love a free copy, pick me!

Posted by Laura F at June 11, 2009 12:28 PM

I really love these 3Q that you do with other authors! This book looks amazing, can't wait until I have time to read it!

Posted by Elizabeth at June 11, 2009 12:44 PM

This sounds like a wonderful book! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Posted by Pamela L at June 11, 2009 1:07 PM

I am intrigued. I will be reading this book and hopefully more from this author. Thanks for sharing this 3Q, ladies!

Posted by Cindy Ericsson at June 11, 2009 1:08 PM

Count me in.

Posted by Emily at June 11, 2009 1:10 PM

I love books. I would love to have this book!

Posted by Kathy at June 11, 2009 1:10 PM

Sign me up, sounds fabulous!

Posted by heidi at June 11, 2009 1:16 PM

Wow, this book looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by corrie at June 11, 2009 1:17 PM

Sounds fabulous, sign me up!

Posted by Kristin at June 11, 2009 1:22 PM

Sounds like another wonderful book. I will certainly search the library for it.

Posted by Linda J at June 11, 2009 1:33 PM

Sounds good!

Posted by Jill W. at June 11, 2009 1:47 PM

Oooo! I've already got this book on my "I want it" list - put me in!

Posted by Jen A at June 11, 2009 1:50 PM

I can't wait to read it! Add me to your entries!

Posted by Melinda at June 11, 2009 2:31 PM

Summer reading, yay! Sign me up.

Posted by kmkat at June 11, 2009 2:34 PM

I'm in!

Posted by Melisa at June 11, 2009 2:56 PM

this book sounds like something i need to read. especially an autographed copy. oh, please, pick me!

Posted by dramamama at June 11, 2009 3:00 PM

Sounds like an awesome book. I'd love to read it!

Posted by Allison at June 11, 2009 3:38 PM

I got tempted to come here and now that I am here am very interested and will stay a while, with or without a free book. Thanks for the contest but thanks for the content more

Posted by Jim at June 11, 2009 4:25 PM

The book sounds fabulous!

Posted by sheri at June 11, 2009 4:26 PM

Yay! I'm in!

Posted by Cristin at June 11, 2009 4:36 PM

Oh great and powerful random number generator, hear my prayer...

Posted by Heather at June 11, 2009 4:40 PM

I'm in ;D

Posted by Heather at June 11, 2009 4:42 PM

Great interview! Sign me up please!!!

Posted by Bridget at June 11, 2009 4:48 PM

Sounds very interesting!

Posted by Lindsey at June 11, 2009 4:59 PM

Well, at least I am not #1 this time. May 47 is lucky!

Posted by jean at June 11, 2009 5:05 PM

So Joshilyn-how do you find these authors to interview?

Posted by Bridget at June 11, 2009 5:10 PM

The book sounds fantastic! Count me in, please. :)

Posted by this girl remembers at June 11, 2009 5:21 PM

This sounds precisely like a book that I would pick up, read the back blurb, and then buy on the spot. Thanks for pointing me toward it. If I don't win it, I'm sure I'll buy it in the future;)

Posted by Tina at June 11, 2009 6:06 PM

I've found that if Joshilyn likes a book, it's a good one. (I LOVED David Cristofano's "The Girl She Used to Be.")

Posted by cheryl at June 11, 2009 6:18 PM

Wow, this sounds good!

Posted by pam at June 11, 2009 7:51 PM

Sounds like a great read! I've never yet been able to sweet-talk Mir's random number generator, but maybe yours is more easily swayed: hey, baby, nice algorithm you've got there...

Posted by Catherine at June 11, 2009 7:58 PM

Ooh! Pick me, pick me!! I would love to win a book (and as mentioned previously, I NEVER win anything)!

And, building on Catherine's comment above, maybe your random number generator would like some chocolate? :)

Posted by Erin at June 11, 2009 8:36 PM

Yes, please!

Posted by Gretchen at June 11, 2009 9:37 PM

I too, loved The Girl She Used to Be and am looking forward to this new novel.

Posted by jean at June 11, 2009 9:43 PM

Cna I comment and not be entered, since I have the best signed book by Joshylin ("to my BFF" -- thankyouverymuch!) and I'm going to buy this regardless?
I just wanted to say the part that really, really rang true for me was writing after parenthood. It really did make things have a trueness.

Posted by JulieB at June 11, 2009 9:51 PM

This sounds really, really good! I hope I win this time!

Posted by Julie G at June 11, 2009 10:12 PM

I'd love this book! Sign me up. :-)

Posted by Linda Sherwood at June 11, 2009 10:40 PM

If I keep entering your contests, law of averages says I have to get lucky SOMETIME! I laughed at "slave to the math" in your last award post...
Thanks for the interview!

Posted by elizabeths at June 11, 2009 10:56 PM

Sounds like a great book! Love the interview! Sign me up, please!

Posted by Teresa Wells at June 11, 2009 11:14 PM

I'm always looking for another good read. Summer reading, here I come!

Posted by Theresa S. at June 11, 2009 11:58 PM

Me too, me too, please!


Posted by JMixx at June 12, 2009 12:06 AM

Please enter me!

Posted by Nik at June 12, 2009 4:14 AM

Ahh, looks intriguing . .

Posted by Brigitte at June 12, 2009 5:40 AM

Thanks for another great interview!!

Posted by Carol at June 12, 2009 6:51 AM

The cover alone is enough to make me want to pick this book up...your endorsement sealed the deal.

Posted by Karen at June 12, 2009 8:31 AM

Sounds like a fantastic read, please sign me up! But it's going on my list of "to reads" even if I don't win!

Posted by Amy S. at June 12, 2009 9:47 AM

Wow, sounds like one to put on the list...

Posted by Chris S at June 12, 2009 10:14 AM

This sounds really intriguing. I'd love to have a read.

Posted by Keri at June 12, 2009 10:20 AM

I want it!

Posted by Lynn at June 12, 2009 11:02 AM

Another book for the to-read shelf. Can't wait. Thanks again for the recommendation.

Posted by Rita at June 12, 2009 11:24 AM

I read authors, and love to find a first novel first! BUT... that also means the dreaded WAIT for the second one.
I think I'm up for it, count me in.

Posted by Jody at June 12, 2009 2:19 PM

I really enjoyed the Q & A with this author. When she said : "Deep down, I think the prospect of harnessing my own creative power was too terrifying." I had a moment of insight into my own blocked walls. Thank you for the introduction to this writer and her work.


Posted by Michelle at June 12, 2009 2:38 PM

Loved the interview. Can't wait to read the book!

Posted by Chris at June 12, 2009 3:32 PM

We sell April & Oliver (and all books by Joshilyn Jackson) in our small indie store, and it looks so wonderful. I would love to win my very own copy.

Posted by Jess H. at June 12, 2009 4:21 PM

Oh, sounds like another must read to add to my list. Love your author interviews!

Posted by Kim at June 12, 2009 4:58 PM

RNG, work your numbery magic. This sounds like a great read!

Posted by tuney at June 12, 2009 5:14 PM

I am on the waiting list for this book at the library, but I have a feeling that I would love to own it!
BTW, I saw TGWSS in paperback at Borders yesterday and I was sure to pick it up to admire it!! Looks great! (I have my hardcover copy already.)

Posted by Andrea at June 12, 2009 8:06 PM

sounds great, i'd love to win it

Posted by michelle m. at June 12, 2009 9:42 PM

Oh, pick me - I am desperate need of a good book!

Posted by Tina at June 12, 2009 11:54 PM

This sounds like a great book...I would love to win!!

Posted by Kimberli at June 13, 2009 1:15 AM