Monthly Archives: October 2012

Franklin Park

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Great editors, great pals.  Electric Literature’s Halimah Marcus and Benjamin Samuel and I at Franklin Park’s Reading Series, October 16, 2012.

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Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, Nov. 21, 7:30pm, Vanessa Veselka, Zadie Smith and yours truly.

Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, Nov. 21, 7:30pm, Vanessa Veselka, Zadie Smith and yours truly. Just added! I will be reading a story and taking a risk, alongside Vanessa Veselka and Zadie Smith for the Happy Ending Music and Reading … Continue reading

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The Nervous Breakdown let me interview myself and this is the silliness that ensued.

The Nervous Breakdown let me interview myself and this is the silliness that ensued. “Go to California and drive to the coast at sunset. Sit on a bench and listen to the waves and see all the people with their … Continue reading

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KGB with Susanna Moore

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Had a wonderful night at Behind The Book’s reading at KGB with Dale Peck and Susanna Moore (pictured). Susanna has a shock of black hair, teaches prisoners, and was an absolutely captivating reader. Today I will buy everything she’s ever written.

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powerHouse Staff Pick

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The lovely Lena Valencia from my Brooklyn home away from home powerHouse Arena was kind enough to send me this picture of her and Syreeta McFadden’s Staff Picks write up of Safe as Houses. I am so in love with this. It … Continue reading

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powerHouse Safe as Houses launch

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A few photos from the Brooklyn Book Launch of Safe as Houses at the amazingly wonderful powerHouse Arena, October 6, 2012.  A night for my personal storybook.

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The Nervous Breakdown publishes an excerpt from SAFE AS HOUSES

The Nervous Breakdown publishes an excerpt from SAFE AS HOUSES The Nervous Breakdown published an excerpt of my story “Sometimes You Break Their Hearts, Sometimes They Break Yours!” They will follow it up later this week with an interview I … Continue reading

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Tor.com’s “Genre in the Mainstream” column gives Safe as Houses big love, my 11-year-old self explodes with happiness.

Tor.com’s “Genre in the Mainstream” column gives Safe as Houses big love, my 11-year-old self explodes with happiness. “Books like Safe as Houses remind me of the feeling I first had reading Lewis Carroll, a feeling that keeps me coming back to … Continue reading

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Storyville features “Free Ham” as its story of the week!

Storyville features “Free Ham” as its story of the week!

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Book Review: The Rumpus buys into the “flimflammery” of Safe as Houses.

Book Review: The Rumpus buys into the “flimflammery” of Safe as Houses. “…in each of her stories, Bertino seems to tweak some grand cosmological constant and set the universe askew, as if for a handful of pages she’d changed the … Continue reading

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