The Dragon Keeper Launch Party

Mark your calendars! I’ll be celebrating the release of The Dragon Keeper with a publication party and reading at Magers & Quinn on National Wildlife Day – September 4th at 7:30. See you there!  

Logan Literature

Lately my two-year-old has become fixated on my books instead of his. Yesterday I could not pry The Importance of Being Earnest out of his hands for a diaper change and today it is the 2012 Pushcart Prize. He hasn’t said which is his favorite piece, but I am leaning toward “Nephilim” by L. Annette Binder.

Literary Boroughs

Congrats, Twin Cities! You’ve just been highlighted as the latest in the Ploughshares series on literary boroughs. The very reason I’m so happy to live here. That and Punch Pizza. And my jogging route along the Mississippi River Boulevard. And Grand Old Day, which reminds me of the Grand Old Creamery, of course. Maybe the . . . 

Good Times, Noodle Salad

If you’re in the St. Paul neighborhood on Wednesday night, consider dropping by the Innocent Offerings Solstice Reading and Potluck, taking place at the Green Spirit Community Garden from 6-9. (Hamline and Taylor, just South of Pierce Butler) Innocent Offerings is a fabulous new reading series created by the talented Satish Jayaraj.

The Names of Things

I was intrigued by the synopsis of The Names of Things and eager to read it as soon as it was released. If you’re looking for the antidote to the shallow, summer paperback brigade, this book will not disappoint. This is the story of a widowed anthropologist who travels back to the Dasse people of . . .