Thighs Can’t Be Uncertain

Ah, summertime. The endless daylight, the mojito menus, the garden salads picked straight from the garden, and—as frosting on the star-spangled cake this year—I received my editorial letter from the wonderful Emily Bestler and have been revising for the last two months. Okay, I know not everyone gets as excited as I do about revision . . . 

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!  

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 . . . 

The Siskiyou Prize

Here’s an opportunity for all eco-conscious writers! The Siskiyou Prize for new environmental literature has just opened for submissions. Karen Joy Fowler will judge and the winner will earn a $1,000 prize and publication of their manuscript. Submit your environmental novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections between now and September 30, 2014.