People reading Hagridden

Back when my chapbook, Box Cutters, came out, I did a thing where I posted photos of people reading the book. It was awesome, because the people who bought and read Box Cutters are awesome. So are the people who are buying and reading Hagridden, because they’re doing the same thing and I didn’t evenContinue reading “People reading Hagridden”

New review of Box Cutters

Folks, there’s a new review of my chapbook, Box Cutters! This one’s by Elise Matthews, in American Microreviews and Interviews, and maybe I’m biased, but I think it’s a fascinating read. A lot of reviewers have paid a lot of attention to the “between the lines” stuff going on behind the stories, but Matthews goes theContinue reading “New review of Box Cutters

New review of Box Cutters

I am so, so happy to announce that Danny M. Hoey, Jr, author of the novel The Butterfly Lady, has written a review of my chapbook, Box Cutters! The review is up at Heavy Feather Review, and it’s beautifully kind! In language that is poetic, evocative, and lean, Snoek-Brown has managed to create a world thatContinue reading “New review of Box Cutters

New review of Box Cutters

I just learned that Spencer Dew has written a new review of Box Cutters; it appears in the March issue of decomP magazine. Dew’s comments are humbling: This opening story shows Snoek-Brown at the height of power, mastering the sort of casual, interior ramble that puts us, as readers, inside the skull and soul ofContinue reading “New review of Box Cutters

Friends and family reading Box Cutters

Here I am at AWP, with new photos of people at the conference picking up copies of Box Cutters, and I’m still getting photos from family and friends with the chapbook, too! This is so exciting, gang, that I had to go ahead and share these new photos with you. And more (clearer) photos ofContinue reading “Friends and family reading Box Cutters”

People (and miniature people) reading Box Cutters

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos of people reading Box Cutters, but I have a few cool new photos. And then there’s my brother’s photo. Way way back, my great-grandfather (“Daddy Bill”) handcrafted an exact replica of his home as a dollhouse for his granddaughter — my mother. It was a stunningContinue reading “People (and miniature people) reading Box Cutters”

The Revenge of the Scammed

A while back, a fellow writer, Edward J. Rathke, got ripped off. Long story short: a guy hired him to write a book, wrote a fraudulent check, and wound up scamming Rathke out of his entire savings. So we in the writing community are banding together to help Rathke out — and get revenge on theContinue reading “The Revenge of the Scammed”

People reading — and writing about — Box Cutters

One last post this year of photos from readers. But I’m adding a bonus here: some snippets of reviews people have been posting on Goodreads and Amazon and Powell’s! Like some other friends/readers, Crystal decided to take my book on a little road trip. “Well-written short fiction that travels well and lends itself to funContinue reading “People reading — and writing about — Box Cutters

2013: the year of all the awesome I could ever want

I’ve been looking over 2013 and thinking about my writing work, and folks, this has been one hell of a year. It started in the very first weeks of January, when I received — almost back-to-back — an offer from sunnyoutside press to publish my first book, Box Cutters, and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. BothContinue reading “2013: the year of all the awesome I could ever want”

When I was a kid, I wanted to be on radio

What I was in third grade, my parents bought me on of those radio microphones, the ones where you could tune into a low-frequency dial on the radio and broadcast yourself over the airwaves. I used it to rap alongside  Ray Parker, Jr’s theme song to Ghostbusters. Go ahead. You know you want to. I alreadyContinue reading “When I was a kid, I wanted to be on radio”