I have two little fictions in the new issue of WEEKDAY, the cool journal printed right in front of your eyes at the Publication Studios in Portland, Oregon. This issue (their third) even has a cool embossed border and title printed on it. Editor Patricia No told me they were going for something extra fancy with this one.
This issue also includes Travis Jeppesen, Robin Cameron, another Kevin (Champoux–which is a cooler last name than mine), and an interview with Jonathan Lethem. My pieces are called “Eight Legs” and “Seed.” There’s an interesting thing on their website where you can read and make notes on the stories. Give it a try. Go ahead. I won’t look.
Well, I finished my novel and now I’m officially shopping it. As you might know, it’s called This Is Between Us (read parts of it here and here), and I’m really excited about it, even if I’m still trying to figure out exactly how to describe it or if it’s even “commercial” or “a novel.” I’ll keep you updated. If someone buys it, you’ll be the first to know. Wish me luck (or send me a message if you want more info about it/are an editor at a big publishing house with deep pockets).
In fact I’ll be reading some parts of it at Wordstock this weekend. I’m reading with Chloe Caldwell, who is not only an awesome writer but also a brand new Portlander and one of my best friends. We’ve got a good plan for our reading and I can tell you that we’re not going to hold back on the sizzle!
If you can’t catch our reading, you’ll probably see me walking around on Saturday (probably going to check out Lidia Yuknavitch and Jon Raymond at 2:00) and then I’m also working in the Powell’s area on Sunday before my reading. It shouldn’t be hard to mark me off of your Tin House bingo card. Hahaha.
Thanks for reading everyone. Talk to you soon!
Oh–and mark your calendars for October 26th. I’ll be hosting Booty Call #8, this time with Sarah Mirk, at The Blue Monk. It’s going to be great (with Paula Bomer, Michael Heald, and Nancy Rommelmann reading dirty stories).
Until next time,