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 into … More A couple of Southern transplants around the Puget Sound

Reel Librarians nears its one-year anniversary

Are you a writer? A reader? A film buff? A library lover? A nerd? A little naughty? 😉 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 to … More Reel Librarians nears its one-year anniversary

‘Libraries raised me’

Jennifer Snoek-Brown (yes, the name looks familiar — I’m lucky enough to be married to her) has written such a beautiful tribute to Ray Bradbury today that I can’t think of anything to add. So I’ll just share her post with you: ‘Libraries raised me’.

A Writer’s Notebook: observations from an old notebook (Retro #2)

I’ve been busy this week. I just began my winter term teaching college writing, I’ve started finalizing the layout and the cover design for the February issue of Jersey Devil Press, and I’m working on a major redesign of this website. (Stay tuned for more news on that front!) So, I’m breaking out the old … More A Writer’s Notebook: observations from an old notebook (Retro #2)

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. Called … More Reel Librarians