About

I’m an editor (Portland Noir and other books), publisher (Future Tense Books), bookstore employee (Powell’s Books) and author (the short story collection Creamy Bullets, the memoir, A Common Pornography and the forthcoming novel, This Is Between Us–Tin House, November 2013).

My stories and essays have appeared in publications and websites such as Salon, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Best Sex Writing 2012, and Best American Essays 2013.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my teenage son, Zach, my wife, B. Frayn Masters (host and producer of the awesome storytelling show, Back Fence PDX), and Internet celebrity cat, Boo Boo.

This is my website (born on January 5th, 2010) where I will update you on my projects, writings, and whereabouts. Welcome.



Here are a few goodies about me to get you started.


Atticus Review profile and interview

LitPark interview

Profile in The Stranger

Bookslut Interview

Featured Author at Identity Theory

Recommended Reading Interview

Hobart Interview



FYI: The header for this web site is from a photo of my childhood home while on fire. See page 36 of A Common Pornography for more details.

Contact me:  kevin (at) futuretensebooks (dot) com

Or send me presents: PO Box 42416, Portland, OR 97242