Category Archives: Fiction

Author Interview: Lisa Borders on Point of View, South Jersey, and the Art of the Book Tour

Lisa Borders’ novel, The Fifty-First State, is a powerful anthem about place, and belonging, and finding a new way to exist in the midst of fresh grief. Told in alternating point-of-view sections, featuring thirty-something New Yorker Hallie, and teen stepbrother … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Polly Dugan on Her Debut Linked Short Story Collection, So Much a Part of You

Polly Dugan’s stunning debut collection of linked short stories, So Much a Part of You, is being released by Little, Brown (an imprint of Hachette) this week. Ten stories feature the intertwining lives of three characters, Anna, Anne, and Peter Herring, who … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: From M. Allen Cunningham to Gigi Little and Dan Berne, With Me in Between

Author M. Allen Cunningham and I are both small-press publishers based in Portland. But we also write, and I am so grateful he tagged me in this blog hop, giving me an opportunity to open up about the novel I’ve been working … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Steve Denniston on Mixing Comedy with Tragedy

This is the second guest post in an occasional series by authors of short stories collected in my press’ newest release, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, available at your local bookstore or online in paperback and ebook formats. … Continue reading

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Messing It Up to Make It Good

Earlier this month I went on a writing retreat to Manzanita, a lovely little Oregon coast town. Well, it wasn’t so much a retreat as a publishing panel weekend. Which I turned into a retreat. Instead of walking on the … Continue reading

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Interview: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on Her ‘Literary Beach Read,’ Naming Characters, and Prepping for a Book Launch

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s third novel, Bittersweet, ushers readers into the elite world of the Winslows, a wealthy family with a sprawling, historic estate in Vermont. Protagonist Mabel Dagmar gets invited to spend the summer in one of the cottages with her … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fear and Making by Trevor Dodge

I love listening to writers talk about the craft. That’s where my Seven Questions Series came from. That’s where my blog came from—and certainly the motivation behind today’s post. Our guest author, Trevor Dodge, contributed a short story, “Real World Reject,” to … Continue reading

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