Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Even cats like it!
Or at least Electric Literature’s Halimah Marcus’s cat does!
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wanna come to my AWP panel about writing from the POV of John Mayer?
I wrote an entire novel from the point of view of John Mayer, and I lived to tell about it. And tell about it I will, at the AWP panel below. Come?
Willow Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Thursday, February 27, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am
A novel written from the perspective of the singer John Mayer. Memoirs told by intertwining the lives of Wyatt Earp, James Baldwin, and a pedophile murderer with those of the authors. Poems crafted from the lives of internment camp detainees and the Japanese bride of a murdered Dutchman. Each of the writers on this panel brings the story of real-life strangers into their writing. Join us as we discuss the whys, hows, research, and responsibilities of the decision to take on the lives of others.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Do you have an advanced reader’s copy of “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You?” Are you having fun somewhere without someone else? Are you just an intermediate reader yearning to be an advanced one? Aim high! Share some #FunHereWithoutYou selfies!
Friday, January 10, 2014
Michelle Obama waited ten years for Donna Tart’s new novel…almost as long as she’s been waiting for her husband’s health care plan to work.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
In light of the Gisele Bundchen breastfeeding photo that went viral, I simply can’t resist sharing this old photo. Now most female writers I know don’t have a team of hairdressers nor a personal nail stylist and a makeup artist on call, in fact, most female writers I know don’t even have tax accountants. What they do have—regardless of whether they’re single, married, divorced, a mother, heartbroken, rich or broke—is the incredible ability to multitask the socks off of most menfolk.
Anyway, here is the photo Diego snapped of me when I opened up my email to see, for the first time, my debut novel’s book cover.
Let’s multitask on, muchachas.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Beauty in unexpected places…
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I know that all good things must come to…blah blah blah, but that doesn’t make me less sad to see the literary magazine “The Fiddleback” drawing the curtain. They’ve compiled a goodbye “Greatest Hits" issue, and an essay I have about an emotional, weird blood draw is in it. Thank you for that, and thank you for existing, Fiddleback!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It has come to my attention that people want an explanation as to why I’m wearing three different coats on the cover of my album. Okay. People. First of all, the outer layer is a quilted coverlet. These hand-hewn pieces have been used since time immemorial in a myriad of different ways: horse blanket, human blanket, makeshift tent, whatever. I’m sorry if you prefer outerwear that only has one purpose. When it comes to dressing, my personal motto is: in diversification, we conquer.
My latest installment of the humor column, “Eat Them, I Don’t Know: John Mayer’s Guide to Foraging” is up at Barrelhouse.