Reading tomorrow (Thursday) night with Alison Espach at Housing Works Bookstore, 7:00 pm. There's still time to enter the Nice Braids Writing Contest over on Ali's blog (25 words or less on your elementary school crush) for a chance to win a signed copy of my collection and a $25 gift certificate from Housing Works. Yes, that really is me in the school photo. And no, I was not raised on a polygamist colony.
Took a break from the book tour to be tourists, with mixed results.
NYers: Come see how accomplished David Goodwillie and I have become at "sharing the spotlight." Thursday, April 28, 7 pm, at BookCourt.
Enter to win a free copy of Boys and Girls from Goodreads. The new paperback cover is awesome, if I do say so myself, which I feel that I may, since I had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
New blog post up on the new blog. Also, please check out the upcoming events for the West Coast tour of Boys and Girls and American Subversive, which will both be released in paperback on April 5th. We'd love to see you at a reading!
On criticism, animal cruelty, and why I don't just write a "happy book."
While I was in San Francisco (my new city-crush), I read "Femme" on KQED. I haven't listened to it because the sound of my own voice makes me want to pull a Phaedra and rip out all my hair (obscure Greek reference). But here's the link anyway.
Just an aside--I wrote "Femme" for an exercise in grad school. The assignment had something to do with irony. The irony is that the story isn't ironic. Wait, is that irony? Coming of age in the Alanis Morissette era totally messed with my understanding of the word.
My new story collection, BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME, was released earlier this week from Scribner. Right now I have readings scheduled in New York, Seattle, and San Francisco (check my website for specifics). If you reside in any of these areas, come out for a reading. I'd love to see you!
Boys and Girls reviewed in Elle Magazine!