Hollis Seamon

My new YA novel.


"Seamon's use of setting and description is masterly. Her love of language is obvious, and anyone who likes to see language used well and strikingly will re-read some passages in the book. No wonder her stories have been widely published, anthologized and awarded prizes. "
-- Carole McDonnell in the online review Curled Up With a Good Book

"The lives of women and girls are unconventionally and richly explored in Body Work...keenly revealing the magical, uncanny and symbolic meanings in everyday life."
-- Publishers Weekly


Hi. Welcome to my homepage. If you'd like to schedule a fiction reading or classroom visit, just email me. Also, see my updated website at www.hollisseamon.com .

On September 3, 2013, my young adult novel, SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU, will come out as one of the books in the Algonquin Books' new Young Readers line. The novel has received starred advance reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.

In January 2013, my second collection of short stories, CORPOREALITY, came out from Able Muse Press.

My mystery novel, FLESH, came out in Spring 2005 and my first collection of stories, BODY WORK, in 2000.

Fiction reading at Skidmore College, some years back.(Photo by Timothy Huff.)

SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU is "Funny, harrowing, and wildly profane...It had me crying with laughter on one page and then just plain crying on another." --Will Schwalbe, author of THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.

BODY WORK is "a sexy, edgy collection of stories about women on the brink. There isn't a coward or a victim in the bunch."
--Doug Glover, author of Bad News of the Heart, Elle, 16 Categories of Desire, The Life and Times of Captain N, and other books.

Me and Mags, August 2012. Maggie was 18 1/2 years old in this, her last summer on earth.

Selected Works

short story excerpt
Title story in anthology "The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe" (The Feminist Press, Fall 2003.)

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