Reel librarian giveaway!

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My, how time flies! This week, we celebrate the second anniversary of Reel Librarians. ūüėÄ And even though we turn two, there have been a lot of firsts and milestones this year, including: Responding to readers’ questions in this Q&A post Throwing down the gauntlet in a reel librarian trivia challenge…

Reel Librarians nears its one-year anniversary

Are you a writer? A reader? A film buff? A library lover? A nerd? A little naughty? ūüėČ Help Reel Librarians celebrate its one-year anniversary by checking out the site this weekend and next week! It’s a couple thousand hits shy of 20k for its first year, and¬†Jennifer Snoek-Brown¬†(yes, that’s my wife) would love toContinue reading “Reel Librarians nears its one-year anniversary”

Reel Librarians

I write about libraries and librarians on this site a lot. Which shouldn’t come as any surprise to people who’ve been reading for a while, because I’m openly proud to be married to a damn fine librarian. Now that damn fine librarian has launched her own website and blog, all about librarians in cinema. CalledContinue reading “Reel Librarians”

This librarian is totally hot

The good news abounds in the Snoek-Brown household this week: after my story announcement yesterday, today my wife, who is a (brilliant!) librarian, found out she’s online as well! A while ago, a freelance writer named Meredith Southard contacted my wife and asked to interview her for a short article on the librarian profession (because,Continue reading “This librarian is totally hot”

Research tip #1: Marry a librarian

For more on researching for fiction, go to the main research page.¬† I‚Äôve been hanging out in libraries since I was a kid, and I was a regular at my town‚Äôs public library during high school. My first year of college, I was commuting 40 minutes to school and had a huge gap between classesContinue reading “Research tip #1: Marry a librarian”

Author photo session

As I continue to work with Blue Cactus Press on the publication of my forthcoming story collection, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, we decided I needed updated author pix. So I consulted with my stylist (my wife, Jennifer) and Christina Butcher, the publisher behind BCP and also our photographer. And then, aContinue reading “Author photo session”

A couple of Southern transplants around the Puget Sound

Last Thursday, I joined¬†novelist Alec Clayton for a reading and book signing at the Timberland Regional¬†Library in Lacey, WA.¬†Alec read a¬†couple of passages from his most recent novel, Tupelo, with a perfectly timed emotional shift: a bit of humor and then a¬†wonderfully nostalgic teenage make-out session that takes a sudden turn at the end intoContinue reading “A couple of Southern transplants around the Puget Sound”

Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe

This coming Sunday evening, I’ll be at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, OR, to close out the second annual Poe Show PDX* by reading Poe’s “The Raven.” It’s a tremendous honor, closing out the show this way, and I’m humbled by it not only because¬†it’s the finale but also because I love Poe soContinue reading “Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe”

How much is your book worth?

Earlier today, my writer and publisher friend Michael¬†Seidlinger shared a Slate article on Facebook: “You Can Write a Best-Seller and Still Go Broke.” The¬†piece is part opinion on the state of publishing today and part review of a new anthology,¬†Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living.* The Slate piece opens with quotesContinue reading “How much is your book worth?”

Holiday shopping, literature, and a thousand lights in the coming night

Usually, around this time of year, I tell you all the books I’ve been reading, or all the books I’ve been buying, or all the books¬†in the past year or so by friends of mine, and I suggest you make your holiday shopping list from it. It’s a way to support literature and my literaryContinue reading “Holiday shopping, literature, and a thousand lights in the coming night”