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Pre-orders for All the Leavings are open!

Pre-orders for All the Leavings are now open. Today is my birthday, and I’m hoping you’ll help me celebrate by pre-ordering a copy today. Publishing a book is a challenge, and once you have a contract, the work doesn’t end once the words are written; there is a lot required to get the word out […]

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Cover Reveal: ALL THE LEAVINGS

I am thrilled to announce my book ALL THE LEAVINGS, forthcoming from Oregon State University Press in Fall 2021, has a cover, and it’s gorgeous! I absolutely love it. It is designed by Erin Kirk New, the designer of several books on my shelf, including my dear friend Jericho Parms’ LOST WAX: ESSAYS. The cover […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer, Editor, & Publisher Janna Marlies Maron

My introduction to Janna Marlies Maron came when my essay “Something to Do with Baldness” was accepted for publication at Under the Gum Tree, a reader supported, full-size, quarterly literary arts magazine that specializes in creative nonfiction, with visual artwork and photo essays alongside feature essays and four regular department sections: Fork and Spoon, Soundtrack, 24 […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: In Memoriam, Writer Christy Bailey

The featured Writer: Christy Bailey The featured writing: “El Pañuelo,” published at Hunger Mountain Today, May 1, is Christy Bailey’s birthday. She was born in Houston in 1967 to Margaret and David Bailey, elder sister to Melanie, and aunt to Lindsey and Grace. Christy would have been 49 years old today if her life hadn’t been […]

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