Despite its unfortunate rejection by a list of misguided NYC publishers, Family Plots is getting rave reviews as a darkly comic autobiographical novel about a young mother trying against all odds to create a normal family life with her new husband, a criminal attorney, who–it turns out–is committing a few crimes of his own.
Putting the Fun Back Into Funerals
Mary Patrick Kavnaugh, a California writer, put to rest grandiose dreams of publishing contracts, movie options, and a guest spot on the Oprah Winfrey Show at a very public open-casket funeral for her rejected novel. She learned how releasing dead dreams and dashed hopes opens a much larger space for joy, frivolity, and creativity.
View Mary’s outrageous book funeral at www.MyDreamIsDeadButImNot.com. Or read her blog at www.CrapIntoCompost.com.
Attention! Mary (aka Cemetery Mary) is holding a funeral (December 31, 2009) and resurrection (January 2, 2010). These two events will allow others to bury dead dreams, dashed hopes, old habits and grudges in 2009 so they can come to the resurrection to begin again in 2010. Information about the live and webcast events will be posted at www.CrapIntoCompost.com, so readers are invited to sign up for the mail list.
Here's a video of the actual funeral!
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