Monday, September 14, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Holly Goddard Jones & Bishop and Martha

Today's featured guests at Coffee with a Canine: Holly Goddard Jones & Bishop and Martha.

How did these dogs get their names?
Believe it or not, Bishop’s namesake was the android in the movie Aliens. I was watching it with my husband back in our undergraduate days, and I told him that Bishop would make a nice dog’s name. We knew we had the right dog when he matched the name; he’s solid black with a clerical collar. Martha is named for the Beatles song, “Martha, My Dear,” which was about Paul McCartney’s sheepdog.[read on]
Holly Goddard Jones is the author of the acclaimed short story collection, Girl Trouble. Among the praise for the book:
"No politician should ever again use the phrase 'The American People' without reading this book, preferably twice, so that they understand at last just who the hell they're talking about. Holly Goddard Jones has a voice as expansive, complex, and beautiful as the country itself."
--Joshua Ferris, bestselling author of Then We Came to the End

"A powerful, resonant short story collection from the uniquely talented Holly Goddard Jones.”
--George Pelecanos, author of The Turnaround and writer/producer for HBO's The Wire

“Holly Goddard Jones is blessed with wisdom beyond her years, a gimlet eye and an enviable literary talent; her debut collection Girl Trouble is a fierce and exhilarating achievement.”
--Claire Messud, bestselling author of The Emperor’s Children
Visit Holly Goddard Jones' website.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Holly Goddard Jones & Bishop and Martha.

--Marshal Zeringue