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

English in Action benefit
English in Action benefit Aug 31st 5 p.m. Aspen, CO

Keynote speaker at benefit for English in Action. Details here

Aspen, CO
Aug 31st
5 p.m.
English in Action in Carbondale
English in Action in Carbondale Sep 1st 6 p.m. 3rd Street Center, Carbondale, CO

Happy to be back in beloved Carbondale. This is a community benefit with a suggested donation at the door. Details here.

3rd Street Center, Carbondale, CO
Sep 1st
6 p.m.
Sierra Nevada College
Sierra Nevada College Sep 9th 7 p.m. Incline Village, NV

Friday night reading and Saturday workshop at one of the West's most beautiful colleges. Details here. 

Incline Village, NV
Sep 9th
7 p.m.
Big Read in Beloit
Big Read in Beloit Sep 22nd 7 p.m. Beloit Public Library

Beloit WI is going Into the Beautiful North! Details here

Beloit Public Library
Sep 22nd
7 p.m.
National Book Festival
National Book Festival Sep 24th 4 p.m. Washington, DC

Deeply honored to be a part of this festival. Details here

Washington, DC
Sep 24th
4 p.m.