Tag Archives: Espresso Book Machine


They’re here, they’re here! We’ve printed the first round of ARCs, or advance reader copies, of Stevan Allred’s A Simplified Map of the Real World, a linked short story collection about a small, rural town. Forest Avenue Press, my small press, is … Continue reading

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Why I Started My Own Small Press

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a tight deadline to finish Brave on the Page, a collection of Oregon author interviews and essays, so it can be available at Wordstock, the Portland literary fest coming up in mid-October. I’m … Continue reading

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Title Reveal: Brave on the Page

I have been talking about the forthcoming collection of author interviews and essays in somewhat secretive terms here on my blog. Now that the collection is in final proofing stages, it’s time to share the exciting news. And there’s a … Continue reading

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Storytelling Links

I’m deep into the interviews for the author collection I’m putting together, and thinking a lot about storytelling, so here are a few links. Lauren Kessler, whose interview will be in the book, wrote this hilarious and oh-so-true essay about … Continue reading

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Drum Roll, Please… Announcing My Secret Project

When I wrote about the Espresso Book Machine a month ago, I hinted that I was working on a project. Today I’ll tell you about it. I’ve been thinking about doing something more permanent with the Seven Questions interviews I … Continue reading

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