Saturday, September 29, 2012
Each year, the Jack Kerouac Project holds a yard sale to help bring new talented authors to the Kerouac House in College Park. Jack was living in this home with his mother when he found out his novel, On the Road, was being published. That novel shot him towards a fame he wasn't prepared for. He had to borrow money for the bus ride to New York to sign the publishing deal.
Now, every few months, a new author goes to the Kerouac House for uninterrupted time to write. I like to meet and sketch the authors when I can. They usually have a reading of the work in progress which is a great time to meet the authors. The Kerouac Project is a real grassroots group that does an amazing job supporting authors by covering room and board during each authors stay. More importantly, they offer time which is a rare commodity in this day and age.
Caitlin O’Sullivan has landed for this year’s fall selection. She is currently working on The Kiss-Off, a historical novel about a small waitress in 1931.