Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Brief Intro

Hi, I'm Jeri Smith-Ready and this is my obligatory blog. (Hey, would that make it "o-blog-atory"? (cringe) So sorry.)

I'm a fiction writer, which means my "real" life is relatively uninteresting and not worth going into much detail about. Those writers you hear about who are always having wild, wacky adventures with successively younger spouses--they're not getting any work done. The most exciting adventure I've had the last couple of weeks was fixing the toilet (with a little-known homeowners' secret I like to call "phoning the plumber").

Gustave Flaubert once said that writers' lives should be as bourgeois as possible so that we can be wild in our books. (Only he said it more eloquently, and in French.) I guess writing about the Devil and an ex-ecowarrior priest counts as wild. Different, anyway.

I promised myself this entry would be short. Stick around to find out more about me, my books, and my thoughts on politics, writing, and, inevitably, the New York Yankees.


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Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of books for teens and adults.

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