I'm popping up at a few readings this fall and hope to see y'all there! October 19th: I'm reading at and hosting the Joyland PNW reading at Lit Crawl Seattle. The event will be at Pine Box at 8:00pm. As host, I hope to give some insight into the question I been wrestling with this… Continue reading Upcoming Literary Happenings
This is shaping up to be a busy fall. Between teaching a workshop at the Southwest Washington Writers Conference, reading at the Literary Happy Hour at Capitol Cider, and planning the reading lineup for the Sixth Annual Seattle Crawl, I'm in the thick of it with new and fun literary events to keep me busy… Continue reading Lit Crawl 2017
I'm excited to announce that I'll be leading my first workshop at an upcoming writer's conference this September. Held at Centralia College, the 4th Annual Southwest Washington Writers Conference is a day of workshops and networking for writers of all levels. I'll be tapping back into my publicity experience to host the workshop "How to… Continue reading See You in Centralia
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?
I'm back with an exciting announcement: this summer I have my first writing residency! It's a bit different from a traditional residency experience in that I won't be escaping to a cabin in the woods, but I suspect my weeklong adventure in the city will be productive nonetheless. The exciting and relatively new publisher Montez… Continue reading My First Residency