I’m so excited about the forthcoming book blog tour for author Heather Fowler! Heather is celebrating the forthcoming release of her first novel, Beautiful Ape Girl Baby. Forward Reviews describes the book beautifully:
Irreverent, unconventional, and hyperreal, Beautiful Ape Girl Baby tracks an ape born to wealthy parents. Heather Fowler’s dark, humorous novel is both the story of a psychological experiment gone wrong and an aching portrayal of a seventeen-year-old in search of love.
Born with the looks and violence of a primate, Beautiful is raised on a compound that includes friends who are paid to praise her, designer clothes, and a mother and father who shield her with elaborate lies. No one dares risk her displeasure, so when she escapes on a road trip to meet her idol—radio host of the Strong as Animal Woman Show—it’s with the reckless confidence born of having never been held responsible for her impulsive behavior. Beautiful’s instincts cause mayhem, while her genuine belief in her own superiority colors her perspective.
For a whole week, some amazing book bloggers will be celebrating the release of Heather’s novel by inviting her into their webspace to talk about this funny, kick-ass novel filled with magical-realism. You can watch the book trailer, which has snippets of the film discussed at the third tour stop!
Monday, May 30th: Ever wonder how an author gets her book published? Heather visits Read Her Like An Open Book to talk about the long road to publishing Beautiful Ape Girl Baby, the novel’s origins, and when to follow your instincts in the book business.
Tuesday, May 31st: What exactly are authors thinking when they’re writing? At Lectito, you can read an excerpt of Beautiful Ape Girl Baby with footnotes from the author describing her frustrations, what she found funny, and some side tangents.
Wednesday, June 1st: Beautiful Ape Girl Baby develops into a different medium! At The Next Best Book Club blog, Heather describes what it was like watching a scene from her book be made into her short film!
Friday, June 3rd: TJ at My Book Strings wraps up the tour with a book review and interview. Interested in getting your hands on Beautiful Ape Girl Baby?
Bio: Heather Fowler is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, librettist, and a novelist. She is the author of four story collections and a book of collaborative poetry written with Meg Tuite and Michelle Reale. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. Fowler’s stories and poems have been published online and in print in the U.S., England, Australia, and India,with her work appearing in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, Feminist Studies, and more. She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine.
Links to Books:
- Suspended Heart (Aqueous Books, 2010)
- People With Holes (Pink Narcissus Press, 2012)
- This Time, While We’re Awake (Aqueous Books, 2013)
- Bare Bulbs Swinging (Artistically Declined Press, 2013)
- Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2014)
- Beautiful Ape Girl Baby (Pink Narcissus Press, 2016)