Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spokane Scavenger Hunt: Find three book posters, win a book

I've been all around the streets of Spokane hanging up posters for the May 1 Book Release Party.

Now it's your turn to find them. 

How to play: Find three posters that look like this in three different locations. Take a picture of each exactly where you find it. Share them on this Facebook event page.
How to win: The first person to share three poster pictures on the event page, wins a signed copy of The Whole World at Once. Winner must attend book release party at Garageland on May 1, 2017 to collect this fantastic prize. 

If you take a selfie with one of the three posters, then you'll get an even more fantastic prize.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Summer Plans: Have Book, Will Travel

The Whole World at Once will be released on May 1, and so I'll soon remember how to pack lightly as I follow the book around this summer. I hope we'll meet soon, meet again, or meet for the first time. For the most up-to-date events and details, please check the events page

travel.3 by Helene Valvatne Andås
Used under CC license

Upcoming Appearances as of 5/30/17


May 1: Spokane, WA
Garageland, (230 West Riverside Ave.)
7 PM/Book Release Party
Reading and Book Signing, and music by Liz Rognes

May 5: Spokane, WA
Auntie's Books (402 W. Main)
6 PM/Reading and Discussion, followed by book signing (moderated by Liz Rognes)

May 27: Lake Forest Park, WA
6:30 PM/Reading and Signing
Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way NE)

May 28: Tacoma, WA
7 PM/Reading and Signing

June 11: North Hollywood, CA
7 PM/New Short Fiction Series performance of The Whole World at Once 
The Federal Bar, North Hollywood, CA

June 15: Seattle, WA
Hugo House (1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA)
Reading: "Writers and Poets of Washington State"
7 PM
Readers: Gary Lilley, Ann Tweedy, Sharma Shields, and Erin Pringle
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2202785066624674

June 30: Austin, TX
7-8 PM
Reading and Discussion, followed by book signing (moderated by Owen Egerton)

July 1: Austin, TX
Agents & Editors Conference, presented by The Writers' League of Texas
Downtown Hyatt
(More information soon!)

August: Casey, IL and Detroit, MI (Details TBA)

For more frequent updates, follow on Facebook or Twitter.
The Whole World at Once is available for pre-order.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Another artist on the tree, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

I just discovered the art of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912–2004). Every time I meet the work of another woman artist that moves me, I feel both excited about the discovery and frustrated about an education that did not teach me, or help me to find, this enormous tree of women artists that reaches back and back and back. So, here's another branch. In case your life somehow missed this artist, too. (But how lovely it is that learning never ends, and that there is an ever-supply of interesting artists to add to our lives.)

  • Website of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust, which contains collections of her drawings, paintings, and prints as well as biographical information and gallery showings (and an awesome feature that allows you to move from a drawing to the larger series of works the drawing was one part of).

Sea and Boat by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1988)

You can daily discover more women artists and their work by following @WomensArt1 on Twitter. (This is how I do it.)