Please buy my mom's books

A daughter wants her mom's books to be runaway bestsellers. Wouldn't you want the same for your mom?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Some more goodies from the past...

and the recent past...

In making the slideshow for my mom's book party last month, I went through our old photo albums and mom's clippings and scanned my ass off. Here's a few more highlights from her career.
Edith Layton WAGER PARTYMom at her first book party, for her first novel, held at our house on Long Island in 1984.

This next "I love the 80's" pic was taken in England on one of her many trips for book research. Thanks IRS!
Doesn't she look adorably Pat Benetar?
Edith Layton castleLove IS a battlefield, eh mom?

Here's a neat article from the same era as above. Picture was taken by my dad.
Crimson article

OK, this next one is going to be too small to read, but here's the idea... In the 70's mom wrote for newspapers. She wrote an opinion piece for Newsday about discovering Barbara Cartland when she threw out her back and her English friend brought her a bag of books. It was an article that admitted genuine admiration for Cartland's fairy tale books, while also pointing out the downsides (froth, repetition). Months later, a telegram came from Barbara Cartland herself. The telegram from Barbara Cartland is the yellow bit you see below...
Edith Felber Cartland articleHow Cartland came to read this article we'll never know...

Cartland wrote in the above telegram, "THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL ARTICLE IN NEWSDAY I WAS SO TOUCHED AND DELIGHTED LOVE BARBARA CARTLAND"

Now here's an article from February of 2005 that included mom. It was a Valentine's Day piece about Long Island romance writers. It was cool because so many of mom's neighbors had (and still have) no idea a novelist lives among them. I think it was thanks to mom's friend and fellow romance writer Barbara Metzger that she was included.

Edith Layton NEWSDAY Feb. 2005

And finally... HA CHA! Here's my mom as an aspiring beatnik:
Edith Laulicht... a.k.a. Layton Felber beatShe's got a book and she's not afraid to use it!

1 Comments:

At 9:39 PM, Blogger s said...

your mom looks like renee zellweger in the article that says "remarkable face, remarkable story" :)

 

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