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Longlist/ Republic of Consciousness Prize

Whoa, this is pretty exciting... Get'em Young was just longlisted for the 2022 (inaugural) US and Canada Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses.


I'm so honored to be among this bunch of so so amazing writers!! 


Look at the whole announcement here, its inspiring and heartening comments from the founders and judges. 


Sign up for a live reading of the long list. (March 1, 6pm CST)


As the announcement explains, this is a prize spotlighting literary fiction from small presses only, because they believe these works -- often too risky for larger presses -- are necessary to the world of books. Aside from lavishing attention, this prize also rewards the all small presses on the longlist with badly needed hard cash. I'm so proud of these folks for dreaming up, then bringing to reality, this new and necessary prize. I'm blow away that my book is being considered for the shortlist.


Thanks to all the judges for picking my book, and to Tom Flynn from And Other Stories (and the whole press) for submitting the stories.  


I was invited onto a podcast called "Across the Pond" with Republic of Consciousness founder (and Dallas bookstore owner), Lori Feathers, and Sam Jordison, an wonderful indie publisher in the UK. Listen to it here.


Crossing fingers for the short list!

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In Conversation with Sonora Jha! THE LAUGHTER


Join me (in person) with Sonora Jha who is launching her wonderful and important novel THE LAUGHTER at Book Passage, in Corte Madera, California, on Feb. 18 @ 4:00pm PST.


More info here.


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Word Factory / The Scotland Interview

Thank so much to Word Factory (again) and to Aspen Pettinson, in particular, for inviting me to meet at a cool wine bar in Edinburgh, Scotland last month. Our chat resulted in this interview . We got talking about all kinds of stuff, from stories to animals to trees. It was fun. 


Word Factory also published a wonderful review of Get'em Young by Amy Steward last month. Thanks for all the attention and for all you guys are doing for short fiction! 



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