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Busy Weekend!

I have a crazy weekend/week coming up. It would be awesome to see some of you out. I want to hug you!

This Saturday I’m participating in Indies First, the event born out of the genius idea of Sherman Alexie, who spent last year’s “Small Business Saturday” hanging out and giving book recommendations at his neighborhood store in Seattle (Queen Anne Book Company). He had so much fun doing so, that he’s spread the word and started this event with some help from American Booksellers Association and many other authors and bookstores.

As you know, I already pretty much do exactly that (hang out and make book recommendations) almost every day at Powell’s. So I’m excited to try out some new scenery and work a couple of hours at Broadway Books from 2:00-4:00. I’ll be joined by the fabulous Cheryl Strayed, Cari Luna, and Karen Karbo during that time.

On Sunday, I’m spending 12:00 to 4pm at the Oregon Historical Society for their Holiday Cheer event. I’ll be there hanging out with a ton of writers and we’ll all be drinking coffee (mimosas? eggnog? cider!?) and signing books for people (signed books=good gifts). Admission is free. Check it out!

After that, I’m off to NY and Baltimore. It’s like non-stop action right now. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Multi Media Daddy Baby

I was recently a guest on this podcast, Notebook On Cities and Culture. It was a lot of fun to talk about so many different things, from Portland crime, Portlandia, publishing, writing, favorite writers, and more. Take a listen.

And then I was interviewed on the Believer blog with Bryan Coffelt!

But wait–I also wanted to show you this video of me reading at the Hugo House Reading Series a year ago. This was one of the funnest readings I’ve ever done (I’m around the 34-minute mark) and the story I read is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written and will hopefully turn into a novel someday (if I have my way with it). Also–Sherman Alexie!!

In other news, I got some boxes of the newest Future Tense release, Monogamy Songs by Gregory Sherl. It’s officially out in January but I gotta show this baby off now. Future Tense really killed it this year. That’s right–I said it!

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That’s about all for now. Thanks for listening, watching, reading, doing, making, living…