Writer Crush: Alice Munro

Alice Munro is a name I've heard tossed around me for years when I tell people who I like to read. I finally buckled down and started reading two of her short story collections--2001's Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and 2004's Runaway. I don't think I've ever been so quickly and so intensely enraptured with… Continue reading Writer Crush: Alice Munro

Writing About Place

I grew up in Yakima, a small town in Central Washington that I was convinced I was bigger than. When I first left for college in Seattle, I didn't like returning home, even for a short visit. But as I continued to write, in college workshops or on my own, I found Yakima (or some… Continue reading Writing About Place