The next book that I’ve chosen for my A-Z CanLit project is the newest book by Lauren B. Davis, The Empty Room. I feel as though I should read her first books first, but sometimes it works just as well to go backwards. Here are a few things I have learned about Lauren B. Davis, all of which I read here on her website. After reading about her and her books, I feel as though I want to read them all now, instead of just one.
*Lauren B. Davis was born and raised in Montreal
*in 1994, she moved to France with her husband, where they lived for 10 years
*while in France, Lauren B. Davis was able to publish her first two books, Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives (2000), and The Stubborn Season (2002)
*also, while in France, she realized she had an alcohol problem and needed to get sober
*in 2004, Davis and her husband moved to Princeton, New Jersey, where Davis teaches writing at a men’s prison and leads monthly writing workshops called Sharpening the Quill
*The Radiant City was published in 2006, An Unrehearsed Desire in 2008, Our Daily Bread in 2011, and The Empty Room in 2013
*Lauren B. Davis describes The Empty Room as a “speculative look at how a day in my life might have looked had I not stopped drinking alcohol 18 years ago”
Writing is a practice, like meditation or prayer. You have to keep at it, day after day, even when it seems like nothing good is happening. Perhaps especially then. -Lauren B. Davis
8 thoughts on “Lauren B. Davis”
Wow, The Empty Room sounds fascinating. I’m sure it took great courage to write it.
I agree! So far, it’s very good!
I hope you enjoy the work! If you have any questions I might be able to answer, please let me know.
I’m already loving it! Thanks for ‘visiting’!
Such good writing advice. Stephen King describes it as “hypnosis”, and it really can feel that way sometimes. Do you have any techniques for getting more concentrated when working?
I haven’t been at this very long yet, but so far my best technique is to type after the kids are in bed. It’s not much of a technique, but right now it’s all I’ve got! 🙂
Haha, that sounds more lika a strong will! I that´s any help, I´ve read that Anne Rive worked about the same way on her first best seller, so maybe that´s a good omen? 😀
Yes, thanks! 🙂