I don’t know how many of you are sitting around on tenterhooks waiting for updates about my new book, but if that’s you, I have good news! Blue Cactus Press has put together a short video in which I talk about my writing process, offer some background on the new book, and give you some glimpses … More A sneak peak of my new book from Blue Cactus Press
A handful of days ago, author Meg Tuite put out a call on social media for writers and artists to participate in a video about how we should not just survive the coming year(s) but also fight back against political and artistic oppression under a new regime. The result is “Standing Together,” a video I am proud … More “Standing Together” with Connotation Press
I don’t normally think of video games in narrative, literary terms. Sure, plenty of video games depend on story and follow some kind of linear narrative, but (and I’m not an extensive gamer, so gamers, feel free to add titles in the comments) I don’t often come across a game that is so immersive and so … More Going home again
I wanted a book trailer for Hagridden. I don’t know what good they do, really, and I might not have really worried about it at all, but just about the time my publisher and I were going over the initial proof of my novel, I saw the trailer for Leesa Cross-Smith’s Every Kiss a War. … More On making a book trailer
A while back, I announced that I’ll be doing an online reading from Hagridden. That’s online, as in streaming video, live on your computer while you trim your fingernails and pick your nose (don’t worry — you can see me, but I can’t see you). This all goes down on Thursday, June 5, from 6-7 pm … More Reading from Hagridden at Lit Demon
My wife is ready to analyze a new librarian portrayal in film on her Reel Librarians website — and YOU get to choose which film! Visit the post, take the poll, tune in for some amazing critical analysis: Reader poll: Choose your next adventure.
You know you’ve always wanted to. Now, thanks to the Lit Demon, you can attend a whole reading series from the comfort of your bathrobe. The website that’s bringing you online creative writing workshops and editing services and a range of other awesomeness is now scheduling a series of readings, online, streaming live right into your … More Attend a literary reading in your underwear
I just bought Leesa Cross-Smith‘s debut story collection, Every Kiss a War, out from Mojave River Press. I was going to buy this book anyway, because I’m a fan of Cross-Smith’s work, both in terms of her own fiction and in terms of her fantastic literary magazine, WhiskeyPaper. (I had a story in WhiskeyPaper a … More Every Kiss a War, from Leesa Cross-Smith
That’s right, folks: earlier this summer — on June 18, to be precise — I was on the local TV program Arts Alive, based in McMinnville, Oregon. Host Lynda Phillippi invited me on to talk about my Civil War novel Hagridden and the research trip I took to Louisiana. It was a great conversation, during … More Look ma! I’m on TV!
And, seriously, I cried again.