Field Report

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

Rambling at Length About Short Stories

I know that it's June and technically National Short Story Month has ended, but I don't want to wait another year to talk about short stories, and this is my blog, dammit, so I'm going to keep talking about short stories. I am well on my way into Lorrie Moore's captivating first collection of short… Continue reading Rambling at Length About Short Stories


This month marks the release of Unique Ink's first book, the anthology Where the Roses Smell the Best. Unique Ink is special in that it is staffed by high school students in Roosevelt's Writing and Publishing Center. The first launch reading took place at Powell's on Hawthorne and the second at St. Johns Booksellers. Highlights… Continue reading Bravery