Category Archives: Community

Post-BEA Post

My friend Kevin Smokler, whose¬†Brat Pack America is forthcoming from Rare Bird Books in October, said to reserve Monday for catching up with people and sending follow-ups. That’s the kind of important advice that I picked up as a first-timer … Continue reading

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BEA bound!

I have my hotel and plane tickets arranged for Book Expo America next month in Chicago. It’s been on my to-do list to walk the floor and meet people and get that wider sense of the industry, but until now, … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading, and Hurray for Indies

My husband says I have become harder to buy books for in the past decade; part of that is because I read so much and attend so many bookstore events, and I attend more events, and buy more books, than … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: My Bingo List

I’m playing book bingo through my local indie bookseller, Annie Bloom’s Books, this summer, and have completed all 25 slots for the chance to win a $50 gift card. It’s been a great challenge to read outside my zone–literary fiction. … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Best to Ask for Help

I’ve been stuck on my knitting recently. Too busy with other things, not making it a priority, and not having enough time to go to knitting group all contributed to my dropping that favorite (only?) non-literary hobby. When I started … Continue reading

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Book People Have More Fun…

One of my favorite things about being a publisher is having a reason to network with booksellers, librarians, authors, and fellow publishers. My people! Readers! We had a booth at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association¬†tradeshow this weekend in Tacoma, Washington, … Continue reading

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The Woods, the Words

I spent a week in southern Oregon, with no Internet, no cell phone reception. Just words. And seven other women. Here are the woods: Here are the women: Here is a truck that gets moved around the property: And here … Continue reading

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