As you probably know, I am in the middle of launching my new book, THE BOOK OF LANEY. It is a young adult novel and so a bit of a departure for me. I am extremely proud of this book and I hope those of you who have read it will believe me and know this to be true when I say it: I … Read More self-promotion, bookselling, blah blah blah
This picture is of the bluff where Laney lived with her grandmother. Of course, the one in the book is made up but this is the one I based it upon. This bluff exists in the lake where I grew, a place where I felt most free and also most trapped. As a child, I lived in the woods, the water, the mountains. As … Read More the bluff
I’m going to be reading from I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND on Monday, April 8th at Literary Firsts. It’s the third anniversary for this reading series and I’m pleased to be a part of it. If you are in the area, I hope I will see you there. For the past week I’ve been working on making a visual on iMovie (which is too … Read More I AM HOLDING YOUR HAND: reading and readings
The first of my readings for Echolocation is tonight at Newtonville Books, an awesome bookstore which is supportive of independent presses. Go, Newtonville! Here are my responses to the Newtonville Books Questionnaire. Hope to see you there!
I am extremely fortunate to have received an advanced review copy of Ellen Meister‘s soon-to-be-released and breathtakingly great new novel, The Other Life. I can’t wait for the book to be released and for the rest of the reading public to join me in celebrating this beautiful book. Before I had a child, I often wondered what it would be like to have one … Read More The Other Life, by Ellen Meister
On October 2nd (two days from now) at 2PM, I’ll be reading at Newtonville Books Small Press Saturday. Here are the details: Sat, Oct 2, 2PM: Small Press Saturday with Ampersand Books, Dzanc Books, Madras Press, Rose Metal Press, and Small Anchor Press. Join us as we celebrate independent publishing with the editors and contributors to these fine presses: Ampersand Books: Benjamin Lowenkron will … Read More Reading / Newtonville Books / Small Press Saturday / Oct. 2 @ 2PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm I’ll be at the Salem Literary Festival, where I’m delighted to be among the readers for Quick Fiction’s Utter Amazement: Meet us at Gulu Gulu for a phenomenal line-up of readers whose work has appeared in the literary journal Quick Fiction, including Steve Almond, Brian Evenson, Kim Chinquee, Myfanwy Collins, Michael Thurston, and William Walsh. … Read More Upcoming Readings
This one is for all of the kids who live outside the edge of normal, all of the kids who have secrets behind what their faces show at school each day, all of the kids who have been picked on, and especially for all of the kids who when faced with the worst, offer up their best. This one is for all of you … Read More Sorta Like A Rock Star, by Matthew Quick
The Newburyport Literary Festival is next weekend. It’s a great event and I’m honored to be on a panel in support of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. Hope to see you there!