On Tour 07/01/23-09/30/23 “My Daughter’s Boyfriends” by Penny Jackson

Release Date: March 23, 2023

About The Book:

My Daughter’s Boyfriends is a short story collection from the Pushcart Prize–winning writer Penny Jackson. Her female narrators explore the loss of love and innocence, as well as the strength to overcome adversity and the need for redemption. The setting of these stories ranges from a hotel in Jamaica to New York City during the terror reign of Son of Sam to a summer camp for teenage girls in New Hampshire. Original, entertaining, thought-provoking, My Daughter’s Boyfriends will prove to be of special appeal to readers with an interest in coming-of-age stories about women.

About The Author:

I was born in Manhattan, and grew up in the turbulent decades of the 1970s and 1980s in a city scarred by Son of Sam and the terrible AIDS epidemic. I graduated from Barnard College with honors in creative writing and won the prestigious Elizabeth Janeway prize in creative writing. I began writing short stories in college, and one of them, about a rebellious teenager in Los Angeles titled L.A. Child, was published by StoryQuarterly and won The Pushcart Prize. I was awarded a Mirrielies Fellowship to study creative writing at Stanford University but finished my MA at Boston University, My first novel, Becoming THe Butlers, published in 1990, https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Butlers-Bantam-New-Fiction/dp/0553070363, was chosen as one of the best books for young adults by The New York Public Library and then optioned for film by American Zoetrope and Warner Brothers. Although the film was not made into a film, Untreed Reads, an independent publishing company in San Francisco, reissued the book. They also published my first collection of short stories, L.A. Child. Several of these stories were presented at Dixon Place, a theater in Lower Manhattan, as theatrical monologues.

My stories, essays, poems and memoirs have been published in literary magazines here and abroad including The Edinburgh Review, The Croton Review, The Ontario Review,Adrift (Ireland) Gargoyle (England) and Lilith. My new collection of stories includes two prize winning stories: My Daughter’s Boyfriends, (1st prize in Lilith Magazine Fiction Competition) My First Brassiere (Best of Short Fiction, 2022) and Prince Hal, winner of Eunice Willis Non-Fiction Prize.

I am also a playwright and a screenwriter with both award-winning play productions and films.https://www.pennybrandtjackson.com/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pennyjack

Instagram: https://instagram.com/pennyjackso_

Twitter: @pennyplaywright

Bloggers On Tour:

July 1st- Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews

July 6th- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

July 19th- Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

July 26th- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Aug. 2nd- Marilyn Goncalves https://instagram.com/marilynjgon

Aug. 5th- Christina Luvs 2 Read https://instagram.com/christinaluvs2read

Aug. 13th- Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

Aug. 15th- Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

Aug. 21st- Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Aug. 28th- Reading Late Into The Night https://instagram.com/reading.late.into.the.night

Aug. 31st- Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Sept. 6th- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

Sept. 19th-  Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Sept. 20th- Jayme Reads https://instagram.com/jayme_reads

Sept. 22nd- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Sept. 29th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

Sept. 30th- Infinite Readlist https://instagram.com/infinite.readlist

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