Tag Archives: Laura Stanfill

Poets & Writers

I have always, always wanted to pick up a copy of Poets & Writers with my name in it. Of course I’ve had several dreams like this that seem to be coming true in ways I never expected lately. One was … Continue reading

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The One-Title Year

This has been a wild year, and also a quiet one. I finished my eight-years-in-progress novel, The Serinette, after reading Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and seeing how her short chapters worked so successfully. With a big-voiced, many POV novel, and … 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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The Handmade Approach to Publishing

When we started talking about making origami cranes for the cover of Kate Gray’s Carry the Sky, our fall release from Forest Avenue Press, I piped up to say I knew how. The designer, Gigi Little, asked me to make some. … Continue reading

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Interviews and List Love

I’ve had a big week or two! Kate Gray’s new novel, Carry the Sky, which I’m publishing Sept. 1 (hint, it’s available online already), tops a recent list of 11 high school books on Bustle. Read “11 High School Books That Will … 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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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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