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The River School: Reflections on Rivers, Writing, and Life is now available as a free eBook. The essays share some of the lessons that rivers have taught me about writing and life, and they reveal where several of the moments in A Series of Small …

New Interview in Eleven PDX Magazine

Eleven PDX Magazine was kind enough to feature me in their Literary Arts section. We talked about “gritty realism,” A Series of Small Maneuvers, the Oregon Book Awards, and what I’m working on next.

A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS Named an Oregon Book Award Finalist

Big news! A Series of Small Maneuvers has been named a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards. Winners will be announced at the 3oth annual Oregon Book Awards ceremony on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Gerding Theater in Portland. In the meantime, be sure …

Check Out This Thoughtful Review of SMALL MANEUVERS

Check out this thoughtful review of A Series of Small Maneuvers from Chelsea Gillenwater at Blackbird, Virginia Commonwealth University’s online literary journal. Gillenwater calls the novel “a fantastic survival story told with style and heart” and “an engrossing, moving portrait of grief.”

A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS Wins the Reading the West Award

The Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association has awarded A Series of Small Maneuvers the 2015 Reading the West Award in Children’s/YA Literature. Congratulations to S.M. Hulse (Black River) and Lesley Poling-Kempes (Ladies of the Canyons), the winners in Fiction and Nonfiction!

Midwestern Gothic Interview

Midwestern Gothic was kind enough to ask me a few questions about A Series of Small Maneuvers, Wisconsin, and writing YA. Read the full interview here.

SMALL MANEUVERS Reviewed in Australia

Australian blogger The Cosy Dragon reviews A Series of Small Maneuvers: “What was refreshing about this novel was that Emma didn’t need a love interest or a best friend to get out of her trauma… 4 very strong stars from me.”