The Works of Jayne Pupek

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Richmond, VA, United States
Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel "Tomato Girl" (Algonquin Books, 2008) and a book of poems titled "Forms of Intercession" (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition to her own writing, Jayne freelances as a ghostwriter, editor and mentor. A Virginia native, Jayne has spent most of her professional life working in the field of mental health.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009


Many thanks to the bloggers and reviewers who have supported Tomato Girl. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my novel and share their impressions. New reviews can be found at Diary of an Eccentric, Book Editing Associates, The Inkwell, Literally Booked, Chicago Life,and B&b ex libris.

I had the great privilege this past week to talk via telephone with the members of The Omaha Book Club. They had recently read Tomato Girl and were eager to discuss it. What an enthusiastic and insightful group of readers! If you would like me to call your book club to discuss Tomato Girl, please email me at to make arrnagements. A Reader's Guide is also available for download to assist with discussions.

I've sent off my new manuscript to my agent. While I wait to hear from her, I look forward to catching up on some reading and working on my NEA application and reviews I've promised. But tonight is the Oscars, and I'm looking forward to the show along with dinner of baked salmon Dijon, mashed potatoes, and baby lima beans. (Not to be confused with H. Lecter's fava beans!)