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”

Upcoming events this spring

I’ve got a few events coming up on the calendar, folks, if you’re in America’s Pacific Northwest and want to come out to say hi. The first isn’t so much an event of mine as an event I’m attending: my local arts and literature community, Creative Colloquy, is celebrating their third anniversary this coming Monday. I’mContinue reading “Upcoming events this spring”

Free copies of Hagridden!

You know who has tons and tons of free books? Your local library! See, though Hagridden won’t be released until August 19, it is now listed for distribution through Ingram, which is what a ton of libraries use to order their books. Public libraries and school libraries and academic libraries (oh my!). And you, dear reader, canContinue reading “Free copies of Hagridden!”

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 toContinue reading “Reel Librarians nears its one-year anniversary”

“You’re into some kink.”

There’s a funny post from The Date Report making the rounds on Facebook today. It’s all about “What Your Bookshelf Says About You To A Date.” The piece is short and definitely intended as humor, but it’s kind of fun and not entirely untrue. Of course, tracking what my books say about me to aContinue reading ““You’re into some kink.””

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 oldContinue reading “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. CalledContinue reading “Reel Librarians”

PCA/ACA update, days 1 and 2

These have been some packed days. And for some reason, everyone is sending me to comics panels (no pun intended)! Not that there’s anything wrong with that — I love comics. But it’s starting to feel weird because today I attended a library panel (on defining the role of librarians through popular representations) and woundContinue reading “PCA/ACA update, days 1 and 2”