Monthly Archives: September 2009

Congratulations to all the finalists for the Oregon Book Awards

Congratulations to all the finalists for the Oregon Book Awards.
Ursula LeGuin, Diane Abu-Jaber, Chang-rae Lee, Tracy Daugherty, and Cai Emmons. This will be my very first Awards Ceremony, and whatever happens, it will be fun. Debra Gwartney is also nominated in the category of Creative Non-Fiction for her searing memoir about her relationship with her elder daughters called Live Through This. Despite the fact that I wrote about imaginary murders and she told the very real tale of runaway kids, we will find a way to kick up our heels. Continue reading

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Cezanne’s Quarry is chosen as finalist for the 2009 Ken Kesey Award for fiction

Cézanne’s Quarry has been named a finalist for the 23rd annual Oregon Book Awards’ Ken Kesey Award for Fiction.
The Oregon Book Awards is a program of Literary Arts in Portland. Continue reading

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Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair

Kick off your holiday fair gift shopping November 21, 2009 in Ashland, Oregon.

I will be joining more than 60 Northwest authors signing books and visiting with readers at the Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair.
Be sure to check the events page often. I will be adding more events to kick-off the September 22, 2009 release of Cézanne’s Quarry in trade paperback. Continue reading

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