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Wordstock Day 1: Kim Barnes and Pauls Toutonghi

It was so great to see many, many authors and readers wandering around the Oregon Convention Center today. I spent a lot of time at the Espresso Book Machine booth, and then wandering around the booths, chatting with other exhibitors. … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Bestseller Selden Edwards on The Lost Prince, Using Historical Details in Fiction and Handling Rejections

I’m so excited to welcome Selden Edwards in celebration of today’s release of his second novel, The Lost Prince. The Little Book, Selden’s dazzling 2008 debut, changed my perception of historical fiction—and the direction of my work-in-progress—when I happened upon … Continue reading

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It’s Rejection Week!

Next week might just be the biggest, most exciting week on my blog. Ever. On Monday, I’ll feature a conversation with Yuvi Zalkow, whose debut novel A Brilliant Novel in the Works will be released on Tuesday. You may know him as … Continue reading

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Read This Book, Then Mark Your Calendar

Selden Edwards is at the top of my list of inspirational novelists. He began working on a manuscript in 1974 at Stanford. Thirty years later, after many drafts and many rejections, Selden earned an agent and sold his novel to … Continue reading

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Books as Fuzzy Slippers

I love new books. Discovering new authors. Slipping into worlds I haven’t known before. But I also love rereading. That’s part of why I love buying books–so I can revisit them. Rereading a favorite book reminds me of that afternoon … Continue reading

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Using One Unbelievable Element

Much of the literary fiction I’ve been enjoying lately calls for a suspension of disbelief. There’s an immediate contract asked of the reader to set aside common sense and immerse themselves in an unbelievable element. Readers must accept that contract if … Continue reading

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Selden Edwards’ Masterpiece

I champion, recommend and devour books on a regular basis. My appetite for reading makes it hard to pick favorites, but last night I finished one that surpasses much of what I’ve read in the past year. Billed as his … Continue reading

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