It's been a week or so of lovely news as A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST nears entry into the world.
The first review is in. "Pursell is a master of the atmospheric moment. Precise, delicate, yet bloody-minded in their refusal to look away from the most painful moments of our tender lives . . . Tiny tales that resonate far beyond their borders.” Kirkus Reviews
Ilana Masad talked with me about forests of long ago as communal places, losses as the inevitable living of life, the one and only play I've ever written, among other things (while experiencing her first tornado warning) at The Other Stories Podcast.
Thea Prieto and I talked about "Diving into the Wreck," patriarchal masks and ideals, little Kay (the boy in “The Snow Queen”) who gets a piece of the magic mirror in his eye and one in his heart, yearning for artistic expression, and more for the New Orleans Review.
Many thanks to these fine people who are taking an interest in my new book.