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Last day to nab 2015 ALA Notable Book PANDORA'S DNA, about the history and science of #BRCA for $0.99.
http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/pandora-dna-sale-pages-547.php
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Aw. It's probably because right now the book is only in US/Canadian release. Sorry 'bout that!
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Everything you wanted to know about #BRCA  for less than a dollar. Pandora's DNA is an ALA Notable Book of 2015.

http://lizziestark.com/2015/03/24/nab-pandoras-dna-for-a-dollar/
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Delighted to say that Pandora's DNA has been named a finalist (read: is on the longlist) for the  2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/longlists
Allen, Jeffery Renard. Song of the Shank. (Graywolf). Denfeld, Rene. The Enchanted. (Harper). Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. (Scribner). Ferrante, Elena. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. (Europa). Flanagan, Richard. The Narrow Road to the Deep North. (Knopf). Harkaway, Nick.
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Yay! Congratulations! :)
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Thrilled that Pandora's DNA has been named one of the American Library Association's Notable Books of 2015!

#BRCA

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/2015-notable-books-announced-year-s-best-fiction-nonfiction-and-poetry
CHICAGO — The Notable Books Council has announced the 2015 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 titles written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced today during the American Library ...
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So wonderful!!! 
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The Feng Shui of #larp design, including the golden chairs-to-butts ratio. Tips for designers/facilitators!
http://leavingmundania.com/2015/01/13/the-feng-shui-of-larp/
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+Lizzie Stark I haven't had problems with chairs up against the wall usually. It depends on the size of the space, I think. In much smaller spaces it's not practical to put all the furniture in the middle of the room because then people won't mingle around the space, they get trapped between clusters of chairs. When I'm running a 8 to 12 person game in a small space I generally try to cluster the furniture on the walls and keep the middle of the space empty. (Sometimes people will wedge themselves in corners, but it's much less of a problem than the table thing.)
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Beef up your research skills to benefit fiction and nonfiction. Only a few days left to sign up for my one-day seminar, which will run Sat, Jan 10!

https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/journalistic-skills-for-creative-writers/
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Last chance to sign up for my one-day seminar at Grub Street in Boston on how to ask your relatives uncomfortable stuff for your family memoir!

https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/asking-mom-interviewing-for-the-family-memoir/
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I have the Angelina gene but no kids. Now what?

My piece for Fusion.

http://fusion.net/story/109259/i-have-the-angelina-cancer-gene-but-dont-have-kids-yet/
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Angelina Jolie has her ovaries out to lower her high risk of ovarian cancer, a disease that kills more than 50% of women diagnosed. 

You can read more about Jolie's condition, including her impact on BRCA patients, in my book PANDORA'S DNA. The eBook version is on sale for $0.99 between today and Friday from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/opinion/angelina-jolie-pitt-diary-of-a-surgery.html?_r=0
Health choices are part of life, not to be feared.
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Delighted to be presenting PANDORA'S DNA at the Newport Public Library in Rhode Island on Saturday at 2pm. Come visit if you're in the area!
http://lizziestark.com/event/pandoras-dna-reading-newport-public-library-ri/
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Nice piece on Pandora's DNA that hits on how reporting for a book on BRCA and breast cancer was just like reporting a book on larp.

http://m.forward.com/blogs/sisterhood-blog/212160/lizzie-starks-real-steps-to-survival/
Courtesy of J.R. Blackwell. In 2009, while still in her 20s, Lizzie Stark — a carrier of a BRCA1 mutation which increases the risk of breast or ovarian cancer — decided to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. Today, Stark is a healthy 33-year-old writer and recently published her memoir ...
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Drawing its name from the lively Facebook Group, this talk by Sarah Lynne Bowman and Lizzie Stark will detail the ways in which North American larpers have utilized Nordic larp techniques and content in the past few years. They will discuss the U.S. run of Mad About the Boy, the development of the American Freeform genre, the integration of ars amandi into larps and conventions, the mainstreaming of Nordic terminology, Nordic-American communication over social media channels, Nordic larp presentations at academic conferences, and the development of publications that encourage high level discourse between international participants.  The goal of this talk is to demonstrate that cultural barriers are not insurmountable and different larp communities have a tremendous amount to learn from one another.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Lizzie Stark. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Compelling narrative writing. Journalist and author of LEAVING MUNDANIA, a book about larp.
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Compelling narrative writing. Author of Leaving Mundania (Chicago Review Press, 2012), a narrative nonfiction book about larp.

Lit-mag editor, freelance journalist, and larp blogger.

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