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Cyber Monday–and a Note about Amazon’s Stocking Practices

Happy Cyber Monday! We’re offering a crazy discount today for Stevan Allred’s debut linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World–$5 off the $18 book if you buy it on our Gumroad page, plus the free ebook version … Continue reading

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Finding Readers: How to Get More Than a Hundred People to Attend Your Book Launch Event

I met a local author right after the launch of Stevan Allred’s A Simplified Map of the Real World and he asked, “How did you get that many people to come to a reading?” We attracted an estimated 160 to 180 … Continue reading

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Universe to Laura: Write

I sat in the audience at Powell’s on Sept. 12 when my mentor Joanna Rose presented my other mentor, Stevan Allred, with a ream of blank printer paper with a bow on it. She explained the significance. When a member … Continue reading

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A Simplified Map of the Real World

Stevan Allred’s debut at Powell’s was as amazing as it possibly could have been. We had an overflow crowd estimated between 160 and 180. We had a special guest performance artist, the “painted man” who inspired one of Stevan’s characters. … Continue reading

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LAUNCH!

A Simplified Map of the Real World–the book I have been editing, laying out, proofing, sending out for reviews, cradling in my arms, for the past nine months–is now available! You can find it as a paperback and ebook on Amazon. It’s … Continue reading

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Becoming a Gatekeeper–and eBook News!

My essay on becoming a small press publisher has just been published by Souvenir, a new online literary magazine. Read “Becoming a Gatekeeper.” It’s my own personal manifesto, created from the sense of writerly community, and given power by the … Continue reading

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Big Things

This interview in the Los Angeles Review is a beautiful meditation on the writing community here in Portland, Oregon, and how Tom Spanbauer influenced my author Stevan Allred and so many others with his Dangerous Writing. Many of his students have … Continue reading

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