Readers who love Portland love Powell’s. Join me (in my Camille Alexa disguise — complete with faux mustachio!) and a billion other amazing writers November 22 @ 4pm for the ninth annual Powell’s Authorfest event at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books. Mass signing! Mass schmoozing! Shenanigans!
Canadian writer of noir and fantastica A.M. Dellamonica recently asked me some questions about childhood influences in a series of what she’s calling The Heroine Question. Fun stuff, good times, like in this NBC promo still for The Bionic Woman, where Jaime poses as a Las Vegas showgirl to gather information on the Fembot army of an evil scientist…
There are many, many, many wonderful things about life in Portland, Oregon. One of them is the Hollywood Theatre on Sandy, a quick bike ride from my place.
Very excited to have been invited again this year as a guest of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in October. Fantastic people, rollicking events (films! readings! panels!), and the not insignificant beauty of the historic Hollywood.
I will bike to you, Hollywood! I will be in you!
So happy to have been asked to join fellow fictionists Shannon Page, Mark Ferrari, & Claude Lalumière on Saturday, June 20th, at the Cascade Park Library in Vancouver, WA. Discussion, readings, kaffeeklatsch and informal exchange of ideas, inspirations, random opinions, and whatever YOU want to talk about.
From the Cascade Writers site:
Rigid genre classifications, familiar formats, standard page lengths, even reader interactivity—it’s all in flux as we swim through a sea of change about what it means to read books, as well as how to write them.
Join Portland area writers Alex C. Renwick, Claude Lalumière, Shannon Page, and Mark Ferrari on June 20 as they share their thoughts and experiences with writing, publication, and reading in this new literary environment. Ask questions of your own, hear readings from the authors’ current works, and join them for informal conversation about the evolution of all things ‘bookish’ at this exciting moment in literary history.
direct link to mp3
Craving crit? Partake in my Blue Pencil session, 10-11am in the Panorama Room!
Wondering How To Finish What You Start? Come hear author confessions on the topic, 2pm!
Hear me read from recent work 3:30-4pm in the Panorama Room
The New Canadian Noir gang reads!! Can’t wait. 5-6pm, Panorama Room
Wrapping up the party with Live Action Slush 7-8pm
BarCon between every session & well into the night!
Once, Vaidwattie had told him, “I can make you anything with twelve folds of paper.” He hadn’t believed her. Prove it,” he had said, but she had just shaken her head and been hurt.
Direct link to the mp3: “Five Things of Beauty” by Patrick Samphire, read by Alex C. Renwick
… In which the Cascade Writers Workshop hipcats grill me on my recent obsession with crime & noir fiction, a super-secret forthcoming audiozine, and other looming projects.
Anyone near Austin this weekend should come check out the Texas Book Festival. This year you’ll find me alongside other mystery writers, publishers, & enthusiasts at the Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter‘s book table.
from the Texas Book Festival site:
The 2014 Texas Book Festival will be held October 25 – 26, 2014. The Texas Book Festival Weekend is free and open to the public and takes place in Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.
One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.