Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Casperian releases Sybil Baker novel

The Life Plan, a novel by upstreet author Sybil Baker, has been released by Casperian Books. Sybil is the author of the short story “Cape of Good Hope,” which appeared in upstreet number four.

The Life Plan is the story of Kat, a modern-day woman who is on track to have everything she’s ever wanted—a satisfying career, a loving family, and a house of her own—until her husband decides to go to Thailand to become a massage therapist. To save their marriage, Kat tags along on his misguided spiritual quest and winds up in her own crazy misadventure. With the help of her new friends—a fun-loving Italian sexpot, an insane Frenchman, and an unexpected English heartthrob—Kat starts to wonder whether having it all is really all there is. A fast-paced romp through exotic Thailand, the novel has been called a “screwball comedy for the 21st century” and “the most original, no-holds-barred, well-informed and readable traveler’s guide to Thailand.” To find out more about The Life Plan, visit Casperian’s product page.

Sybil Baker taught for twelve years in South Korea before accepting a position as an assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. She holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including The Bitter Oleander, Paper Street, and Alehouse. Her essay on American expatriate literature appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle in September 2005, and her short story, "Tempo," is forthcoming in Motif: Writing by Ear (Motes Books, April 2009), You may visit Sybil at her website or her blog.

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