The official launch date for my novel, Made to Break, is March 18, but I’ll be kicking off my national tour starting with AWP Seattle on February 26, where I’ll read with Jeff Jackson (Mira Corpora), Matt Bell (In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods), Sean Madigan Hoen (Songs Only You Know), and that great insurgent siren, Cari Luna (The Revolution of Everyday). I’ll also likely do a gig up there with some cats from Lazy Fascist Press.
For now, you can see more on my Events page. Meantime, stand by—details are forthcoming!
As for Cari Luna: immediately following the lollapalooza that is AWP, she and I are going to do a Bonnie and Clyde on the northwest, taking the region by storm. The itinerary will include Bellingham, WA, Vancouver BC, Olympia, WA, and Portland, OR, at Powell’s. More details are forthcoming on these, too. We can assure you, however, that the ride will include videos, goofy or otherwise, podcasts, radio shows, and blog entries, then—in all likelihood—a joint, post-recovery, tell-all essay about our adventures.
While Cari may be headed back home after all of that fun, however, I’ll only be getting started. From Portland, I’ll roll into the Bay Area, where the ass-kicking Joshua Mohr (Damascus and etc) and I will appear at San Francisco’s City Lights Books “in conversation.” I’ll do the same with a special secret guest at Green Apple Books in SF and at Books Inc. in Alameda, as well. After these appearances, I head to the Kreuzberg Cafe in San Luis Obispo, an oasis on Cali’s central coast and the town of my conception, and from there to LA to rock it out at two different events, one in conversation with God of Letters Matthew Specktor (American Dream Machine) and another with a couple of Two Dollar Radio’s living legends, Grace Krilanovich and Karolina Waclawiak.
Back home in NYC, I’ll be joined by Anthony Swofford for a talk/reading/Q&A/signing at SoHo’s McNally Jackson Books, followed by a racous sort of event with Paula Bomer and Sean H. Doyle at Brooklyn’s own BookCourt, hosted by the boys from Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Jason Diamond and Tobias Carroll.
Many more dates will follow as I head down the southeast coast, and from there west again, to the home of Two Dollar Radio—Columbus, Ohio—and points north (Chicago and etc.)
Back at the ranch on April 7, I’ll read at the now world-famous Franklin Park Reading Series, hosted by Penina Roth. Dates in the northeast will follow (heads up Boston!). Finally, on May 1, I’ll hit Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn. So far, Ben Dolnick is on board for this event, but another human or two will be announced soon.
If you’re in any of these cities while I am, it goes without saying that I’d love to see you!
But wherever you are—again—stand by for more details. They’re rolling in soon!