Book blogger and president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and Book Soup in West Hollywood, Allison K. Hill, rounded up her 5 beach read picks (plus one surprise podcast!) for 2018. Thanks for including CALIFORNIA CALLING! It is a perfect sun-soaked summer vacation beach book to read! You know what summer is good for, book lovers? Beach reads (and not long introductions), so let’s … Continue reading Best summer beach reads of 2018
It’s getting close. CALIFORNIA CALLING: A SELF-INTERROGATION launches this March. Here are a few events where I will be reading and/or talking about the book! Seattle book launch, March 5, Elliott Bay Books Portland launch, March 9, Powell’s Seattle Lit Fix reading series, March 13, Chop Suey Portland’s Why There Are Words reading series, May 20 Continue reading Book launch and upcoming events
Readers: My publisher is giving away 10 copies of CALIFORNIA CALLING on Goodreads! The giveaway goes through February 11. You can enter to win a copy here. Continue reading Goodreads giveaway!
Readers are influenced by the books they love, and writers doubly so: not only do we think for months or years about our favorite books, we refer to them, consciously or unconsciously, when we write. While I worked on my memoir California Calling, I read and referred to a stack of books that deeply informed how I approached my writing. Some of these books influenced … Continue reading Under the influence
After a few iterations, my final cover is heading for galley printing! I am blown away by how Hawthorne’s designer, Adam McIsaac, captured the themes and feel of my story in the aesthetics of the book cover. And I feel so lucky to be with a publisher that still values the importance of a high-quality cover with double-scored flaps, a silky nonscuff matte lamination, and … Continue reading My memoir book cover is here, and it’s so much
Thrilled to have this recognition for my memoir manuscript! Continue reading CALIFORNIA CALLING wins First Runner Up in Red Hen Press nonfiction contest