“Twelve emotionally raw stories depict the painful outcome of expectations unmet.” —Shelf Awareness
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I’ve been asking myself that a lot since returning home to Washington last summer. My first book, Siblings and Other Disappointments, is my most characteristically Pacific Northwest. It’s hard to imagine my characters’ stories being lived in other small towns, near other mountains and rivers, across other agriculturally dependent landscapes. But perhaps that is what every… Continue reading What is PNW Literature?
My book has been out for almost six months, and I still can’t believe how fast the time has gone by since I held that first copy in my hands. 2017 has gifted me with two memorable bookstore events that were equally special but in very different ways. I chose to spend my thirtieth birthday… Continue reading Hanging With My Idol and Reading in My Hometown: A Dispatch From My Latest Book Tour Events
My book baby is nearly a month and a half old now—they grow up so fast. This launch season has been a whirlwind, but I’m thankful for every chaotic minute of it. Pre-launch, I had one event at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s fall conference. The whole event consisted of me sitting at a table… Continue reading Field Report