Yes, Dad, I know it’s blurry. Who doesn’t look good in blur?

I’m so excited about the Sept. 4 release of Pretty Much True…that I can’t wait – I have to give away a couple of copies, and exactly a month before the release seems like the perfect time.

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Details about how you can win a copy of Craig’s novel, The Summer Son, appear at the end of the interview. – Kristen

Their friendship was forged in the world of daily newspapers, where Craig Lancaster works as a chief copy editor at the Billings (Mont.) Gazette and Jim Thomsen, until recently, held a similar job at the Kitsap (Wash.) Sun.

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Visit Backword Books to read Threshold author Bonnie Kozek’s fun and revealing interview with me, and to find out how you can win a signed copy of Homefront. CONTEST ENDS THURSDAY, OCT. 29. Some of the questions she asks: 1. The subject of military separation lends itself to gravity and heartache.  Yet, you’re funny.  And […]

Look for instructions about how to win Henry Baum’s novel, The American Book of the Dead, at the end of my interview with him at Backword Books. It is the easiest contest ever.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Henry Baum (interview to post tomorrow, the 16th) about his new book, The American Book of the Dead. The interview is one that does not approach him from the perspective of a writer or someone interested in the literary elements and yadda yadda yadda, but from the perspective […]

In the spirit of this month and all of its Halloween-y-ness, I thought I’d post the story that, thus far, has given me the most writing fun. (It’s quite possible I’ll post it every year, unless I write something else having anything to do with Halloween.) “Becoming an Oates Girl,” 599 words and one of […]

Welcome to the Backword Books contest. Grand Prize: A package of seven books by Backword Books authors: Homefront by Kristen Tsetsi, Spam & Eggs by Andrew Kent, The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks, Threshold by Bonnie Kozek, Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright, Waiting for Spring by RJ Keller, and North of Sunset […]