Hanging With My Idol and Reading in My Hometown: A Dispatch From My Latest Book Tour Events

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

Field Report: Brooklyn Book Festival (Year Two)

Happy Brooklyn Book Festival! Yesterday felt like something of a holiday in my insulated literary world. For the second year in a row, I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival. Last year, I came to the event wide-eyed and newly living in Brooklyn. It was an overwhelming introduction that nonetheless left me excited for this literary path… Continue reading Field Report: Brooklyn Book Festival (Year Two)

What the Writers Read

A few weeks ago, I had the unique privilege of attending two readings and one lecture at Tin House's annual Summer Writer's Workshop. As a current editorial intern at Tin House Books, I was able to "sneak" in to events normally reserved for attendees of the week-long workshop held at Reed College. The first night… Continue reading What the Writers Read

Visions of the West

The drive from Portland through Central Washington and finally into Eastern Washington made me feel like a pioneer. Perhaps it had something to do with driving across empty stretches of land where at times no other cars were in sight. Or maybe it was because every time I looked up in the stretch from Portland… Continue reading Visions of the West