I'm delighted to share that THE BEST BAD THINGS is the winner of the 2019 Shamus Award for the Best First PI Novel! Thank you to the Private Eye Writers of America for this honor, and congratulations to the other winners and nominees!
I am delighted to announce that THE BEST BAD THINGS is a 2019 Washington State Book Awards finalist! My publisher MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux has three books in the awards this year -- I'm so happy for Nicola Griffith and Kristi Coulter, who are finalists as well! Come celebrate with us at the awards ceremony, which will be Saturday, October 12, at the Seattle Central Library. Congratulations to all the 2019 finalists!
I will be reading at The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY, as part of a 2019 Lambda Literary Awards event! Join me and my fellow writers David Jackson Ambrose, Nona Caspers, Jennifer Natalya Fink, and Emily Strelow for an evening celebrating LQBTQ+ fiction. The reading starts at 7:00 and is free and open to the public. More event details can be found here.
Please join me on beautiful Orcas Island for the 2019 literary festival! I will be reading as part of the Lit Walk (Friday, April 5), and part of the panel "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" (Saturday, April 6). Here's a bit about the festival: "[OILF's] mission is to bring together renowned authors and avid readers for three days of panels, readings, and events that highlight our vibrant literary culture. This year’s lineup includes award-winning authors and exciting new voices. Check out oilf.org for details and tickets!"
I'm so pleased to share that THE BEST BAD THINGS is a Lambda Literary Award finalist in Bisexual Fiction! The awards ceremony will take place in early June. Congratulations to all the wonderful LGBTQ+ authors whose work is being recognized!
This event has been rescheduled! (The original event, on Feb. 9, was cancelled due to snowstorms.) Join me at 7:00 at Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, Wash., for a reading from THE BEST BAD THINGS! Auntie's is an independent bookstore that has kept Spokane's readers well-supplied since 1978. Thank you to the store for hosting this event!
Please join me on Monday, Jan. 28, at Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. I will be reading from THE BEST BAD THINGS and in conversation with writer Rose Skelton. This event is hosted by Blue Stoop, a "hub for literary Philadelphia ... [and] the voices of writers of color, queer and trans writers, and working class writers." Thank you to Blue Stoop and Rose for making this event possible!
Please join Lyndsay Faye and I at Astoria Bookshop on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:00, for readings from and a conversation about our novels, THE BEST BAD THINGS and THE PARAGON HOTEL. Hope to see you there!
A very special reading from THE BEST BAD THINGS: Join me in Port Townsend at The Cotton Building, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1:00. This reading, hosted by the Jefferson County Historical Society, takes place on the same day that the novel begins, 132 years later. The Cotton Building is also at the foot of Madison Street, where the novel opens. Thank you to JCHS for presenting this event!
Lit Fix is a quarterly event featuring readings and live music. I'm part of the Dec. 18 lineup, along with Shankar Narayan, Kevin Emerson, Dujie Tahat, and Del Vox. Join us Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Vermillion (1508 11th Ave.), from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. For more details and information on the December artists, visit Lit Fix Seattle.