Yippee! I Won an IPPY

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What a thrill it was last night to have my pic taken last night at the IPPY Awards banquet at the Copacabana in New York! And how fun to spend the night with fellow award winners Aya de Leon (Gold, Urban Fiction,¬†Uptown Thief)¬†and Harriet Levin Millan (Bronze, Military/Wartime Fiction, How Fast Can you Run). Hot Season picked up the Gold … Read More

Hot Season Takes the Gold (IPPY Award)!

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I’m pleased to announce that Hot Season has taken the Gold Independent Publishers Association (IPPY) Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain-West in 2016. The news of this came to me, oddly enough, via Facebook Messenger. I was at the Independent Book Publishers Association conference here in Portland over the weekend, which also offers an award for independent and small-press … Read More

Newport News

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of presenting a talk on my book, my work, and political fiction more generally at the Newport Public Library in Newport, Oregon. This was my first author event in a place where I did not already have a fanbase (at this point in my career, that’s a euphemism for family and friends). But three … Read More

SW Tour 2.0: The Grand Canyon State in Bloom

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I was back in AZ last week, and it seemed as if the whole state was in bloom. This meant the junipers were in bloom as well (see this video, recently filmed in Prescott), which meant a whole lot of sneezing for me, but even those randy male trees, broadcasting their biz, could not put a damper on the SW … Read More