[News Flash] October 25, 2020

Thank you to Lois Ruskai Melina for joining us for an interview this week about her essay collection, THE GRAMMAR OF UNTOLD STORIES. Lois will also be participating in a livestream reading and conversation with Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen on Friday, Oct. 30 with Annie Bloom’s Books. Click here to register.

Lyn Liao Butler also sat down with Mindy McGinnis this week to talk about the anxiety of the cover reveal for her novel, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE. Click here to read the interview.


Ehsaneh Sadr had her in-person (but socially distanced) release party for her novel, A DOOR BETWEEN US. Congratulations Ehsaneh!
Greta Kelly is giving away an advance copy of her fantasy novel, THE FROZEN CROWN. Head over to Goodreads for your chance to win!
Denny S. Bryce has a new book review up this week at NPR. She reviews SNAPPED, a complicated but passionate love story by Alexa Martin. Read it here.
Elizabeth Gonzalez James also has a book review out this week in Barrelhouse Magazine. She reviews HALF by Sharon Harrigan, a novel that explores the blurred space between siblings. Read it here.

Author: Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her debut novel, MONA AT SEA, was a finalist in the 2019 SFWP Literary Awards judged by Carmen Maria Machado, and is forthcoming, Summer 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California.