Book club love

Is your book club reading one of my books? You can get signed and personalized copies if you order directly from my neighborhood independent bookstore, Anderson's. Click here and place your order. They'll call me and I'll hustle down, personalize your books and they'll ship to you. OR if you don't live near a city where I am reading, send me a note and I will sign bookplates for your club and mail them to you. Right now, we have three different plates, depending on what you're reading.

Once More, With Feeling

And so it begins. Again. The roller-coaster car is clicking back up the incline and the next run is about to start. The first boxes of Queen of America have arrived from New York. It's hard to believe we have come this far, Teresita and I.

The book is so pretty. Little Brown truly outdid themselves this time. And I like to think that I did, too!


Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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upcoming events

Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University Oct 9th 5 p.m. Cleveland, OH

As part of their Culture Crossing Speakers Series, I will talk books, border, immigration. Details here.

Cleveland, OH
Oct 9th
5 p.m.
Open Books celebration!
Open Books celebration! Oct 10th 4 p.m. Chicago, IL

Celebrating Open Books & its new West Loop location. Should be a fun event with me, Irvine Welsh, Aleksander Hemon & Rebecca Makkai narrating excerpts of our work alongside actors from Lookingglass Theater. Details here

Chicago, IL
Oct 10th
4 p.m.
Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival Oct 17th Austin, TX

Excited to return to the shindig! Details here.

Austin, TX
Oct 17th
Bakersfield College Cerro Author
Bakersfield College Cerro Author Oct 20th to Oct 21st Bakersfield, CA

Honored to be named the Cerro Author for Bakersfield College and have the opportunity to speak to the students and community there. A couple of different events are scheduled. Details here.

Bakersfield, CA
Oct 20th to Oct 21st
On the Same Page
On the Same Page Oct 21st 6 p.m. Watsonville, CA

This type of event is so close to my heart. Delighted to meet with the students & community of Watsonville. This will be special. Details here.

Watsonville, CA
Oct 21st
6 p.m.