Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us

One is tempted to quote Shakespeare or at least develop complex chess-like strategies when preparing for the annual AWP conference. With an attendance that rivals the population of Brainerd and a two hundred and thirty page program of official events—not including any of the offsite parties, receptions, readings, and launches—this behemoth can easily overwhelm most . . . 

From the Hilltops

I’m ridiculously excited to announce that my next book, The Shape of Trees, will be published by Atria under the Emily Bestler Books imprint!! (This news made possible by my fabulous agent, Stephanie Cabot!) Stay tuned for a preview page of the new book and more details on publication!  

Book Launch of the Season

Attention all Twin Cities literati! The place to be tomorrow night is at Common Good Books in St. Paul for the book launch of SIX MONTHS IN THE MIDWEST, Darci Schummer’s debut story collection. Check out the book trailer here and then head over to Common Good Books at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night for what . . . 

The Book Bags

  Thanks again to Linda Raab, Judy Good, and the rest of The Book Bags group for inviting me to join their discussion of The Dragon Keeper. The only thing more wonderful than the lunch was the company!

Writing Process Blog Hop

Here’s a fun fact about writers. We are fascinated by the creative process and scared of it at the same time, afraid that if we examine it too closely it will vanish like some nebulous Bohr particle. So we look outward to the safer realm of other writers’ processes. We ask them where they get . . .