Susan DeFreitas

“One of 25 Oregon Writers Every Oregonian Must Read”
The Oregonian

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Hot Season

Winner of a 2017 Gold IPPY Award.

“Earth-shatteringly good.”
—Read It Forward

“A stunning book.”
—Rene Denfeld, author of The Enchanted

“Fucking fantastic.”
—Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan

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City of Weird

Set in Portland, Oregon, these thirty original stories blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines.

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An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) The Writer’s Chronicle, The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel HOT SEASON (Harvard Square Editions), which won the 2017 Gold IPPY Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain West, and a contributor at A first-generation American of Caribbean descent, she holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications. She writes science fiction under SDeFreitas Timmons and shares works in progress through Patreon.


6:00 p.m, Powell’s Cedar Hill (Beaverton)

Powell’s will have the great honor of welcoming veteran actor Sean Penn for an event in support of his forthcoming fiction debut, BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF.

Joining him in conversation will be local author Susan DeFreitas, author of HOT SEASON.

I’ll be presenting a class on marketing and publicity for small-press and self-published authors at Clackamas Community College’s Compose conference–1:45 pm to 3:30.

I’ll be part of the Columbia Center for the Arts’s Author Fair, time TBA.

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