AWP 2014 was fantastic, and I’m not just talking about the weather. More than 12,000 writers took over downtown Seattle a few weeks ago and I was honored to be one of them. From the book fair to the panels, readings, and after-parties, bibliophiles ruled the weekend—in our self-conscious, frumpy way. John Yunker posted a . . .
I suppose I could apologize for another long absence or simply link to previous blog entries with similar apologies, but to tell the truth I’m not feeling particularly contrite. It’s been a busy few months. I’m immersed in finishing my next book (teaser page coming soon!) and getting ready for AWP 2014. If anyone is . . .
If there’s one event between last year’s book launch and next year’s AWP panel that I’m most excited for, this is it! I’m so honored to have been invited by my hometown arts council to visit the Robert Trail Library for their Meet the Author series. Their big mistake, and let’s not tell them this . . .
This Saturday, from 1:00 – 4:00p.m., come meet the local literary community. There will be free workshops, wonderful speakers, and giveaways galore!
When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I didn’t run out and start buying cute outfits or plan the nursery decor. I began stocking the library. I daydreamed about reading certain beloved books to my child and passing on the passion for literature that I’d discovered by my mother’s side as . . .