Pictured: Bewick’s Wren, outside our window.
Ah, fall. My favorite time of year. It has been a busy summer, here’s hoping for a fall that is quiet in the best ways. Here’s an update.
1 On October 27th, for Seattle’s annual Lit Crawl in Capitol Hill, I’m reading a new short story alongside Peter Mountford (The Dismal Science), Nicole Hardy (Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin), and Paulette Perhach (“F*#@ off Fund”). The theme of the reading is “A Fool and His-or-Her Money…” and my story involves Antiques Roadshow and empire building. Here’s the link on Facebook to the event. For those not down with Zuckerberg and Co., the reading takes place at Capitol Cider at 9 p.m.
2 Spartan‘s third print annual is now out to read! We’ll have it available for purchase online shortly — I’ll update you when that happens, with links. The party at Phinney Books was well attended, the readings by D.A. Navoti, Ian Denning, and Barrett were superb, as was the afterparty, all thanks to Tom Nissley at the bookstore, Dane Bahr at Dock Street Press, and all the wonderful Seattle booklovers who made it out.
3 On that note, Spartan‘s fall online issue is also now live, featuring fiction from Ben Loory, Heather Jacobs, and Sean Gill. You can read it here.
4 Alas, we’ve moved from fair Ballard to Lake Forest Park. So we’ve changed neighborhoods, got a bigger house for our growing family, and now live in the forest, with owls and beavers and woodpeckers doing Wild America stuff in our yard. But we are still near town, which I think is just fine.