Come join for a free public art installation like none other, especially if you're a fan of alternative music or, in this case, the visual art inspired by its artists: Incubus, Moby, Slayer, Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath...all of my adolescent heartthrobs who didn't kill themselves. Click on the pic to learn more.
Thank you, Natasha Ganes, for the chance to to chat about serial writing, alternative platforms--such as JukePop and Wattpad--and the creative Process (nope, that's not a typo!). Curious about TreeHouse? Check it out for yourself. Visual Arts. Poetry. Music. Blogs. The works!
Join me at Book Soup Wednesday, Aug. 10th @ 7PM to welcome back award winning author Krys Lee, a California transplant to Seoul.
I first fell in love with Krys's deeply human characters while reading her short story collection, Drifting House from Penguin Random House. After meeting Krys this past June at Yonsei University where she teaches in Seoul, South Korea, I was hooked again and soon went about pre-ordering my copy of How I Became a North Korean (official release date Aug. 18th) also from Penguin Random House. Hope to see you Aug. 10th!
Ryan Dunlap, author of The Goldfish, is to be commended for winning the 2016 Summer Writing Contest, sponsored by 1888, JukePop, and Black Hill Press. Congratulations also to 29 BBQs for making the short list, along with the works of Ryan Hash, M. Howalt, Kathy Joy, Laura Morrison, and (yours truly) Jonelle Strickland.
Coming soon (Aug. 20th), a new interview on 29 BBQs by Editor Tasha Ganes of TreeHouse. Mark your calendars!
Check out how by reading this latest essay by yours truly for my alma mater, Chapman University: "Mole, Margaritas, and Making Connections."
Jeff Garvin is also an actor, author, and social advocate. His debut novel from HarperCollins, The Symptoms of Being Human, delves into a topic that a lot of people are too shy to talk about. I am a better person for reading this book. Thanks, Jeff!
Growing up nowadays can be difficult, especially given the reality of gun violence in our schools. I haven't read a novel since Wally Lamb's The Hour I First Believed that deals with this important topic so poignantly. Marisa Reichardt's Y.A. novel from Macmillan Underwater is a realistic answer to an uncomfortable question. What happens to the survivors of a school shooting tragedy? You can reach Marisa on Twitter @youngadultish or on her website: www.youngadultish.com.
Man, that 1888 does it again--today they hosted another rock star panel (no, there was literally a rock star this time!) at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Orange, called "Publishing, Launching Your Career," completing the three installments of the Summer Writing Project Workshops.
About to publish an amazing book? Need a local, experienced publicist? Meet Holly Watson. With over two decades of experience working at Viking Penguin Books and W.W. Norton & Co., Holly is L.A. based, whip smart, and deeply connected. And you will fall out of your chair when you see who she's worked with in the past. Go ahead. I dare you. Click on the link.
For all of us who believe there is not one way. One genre. One spirit. One answer. Or even one question. This blog is for the writer before she was so, as well as for the reader who defies her expectations every time: it is for the poets, satirists, fiction writers, essayists, diarists, and ancient word wanderers; this blog is for the infinitely unwritten. To each, a celebration. A celebration to all.