Some Thoughts on “Self-Promotion”

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I’m generally not into offering criticism of anyone but politicians on the Internet. But this post, entitled, “Try Hard in Clown Shoes,” mystifies me, and perhaps my thoughts here might be useful to other debut authors faced with the task of self-promotion. The author of this article seems to hold that promoting your own work is embarrassing at least and … Read More

Interview with Between the Covers

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Recently I had the pleasure of talking with one of my favorite literary conversationalists, David Naimon, host of the Between the Covers podcast. (If you’re not already a listener, I highly recommend subscribing to the podcast, whose archives include interviews with everyone from George Saunders to Maggie Nelson.) In addition to discussing my debut novel, Hot Season, we talked activist … Read More

Hot Season–The Official Book Trailer!

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Over the weekend, as part of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s Authors on the Map event, I had a total of five minutes to pitch my debut novel to a room full of independent booksellers (no pressure!). It occurred to me that I had not yet publicly addressed any of the real-life events that helped to inspire my novel, and … Read More