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

San Miguel Writers Conference.
San Miguel Writers Conference. Feb 10th to Feb 14th San Miguel de Allende, MX

I cannot wait to return to this festival. Details here.

San Miguel de Allende, MX
Feb 10th to Feb 14th
Evanston Big Read
Evanston Big Read Mar 9th Evanston, IL

Going Into the Beautiful North with Evanston, courtesy of the Big Read. Details here.

Evanston, IL
Mar 9th
Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson Festival of Books Mar 11th to Mar 13th Tucson, AZ

My absolute favorite. You must come! Details here.

Tucson, AZ
Mar 11th to Mar 13th
AWP Convention
AWP Convention Mar 30th to Apr 2nd Los Angeles

Details to come.

Los Angeles
Mar 30th to Apr 2nd
Writing by Writers-Boulder
Writing by Writers-Boulder Apr 8th to Apr 10th Boulder, CO

Pleased to be part of this generative weekend with founder Pam Houston and pal Craig Childs. This should be a great writing conference. Details here.

Boulder, CO
Apr 8th to Apr 10th