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Order DEAR TEEN ME from The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX, and I will sign and personalize your book for you! They ship! Email me directly about A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, or A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY and I'll sign & send you swag with your purchase.
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Order DEAR TEEN ME from The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX, and E. Kristin Anderson will sign and personalize your book for you! They ship!
September 27, 2015, 3:00 pm: The Freedom To Read Foundation's Banned Books Read Out at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
I'll be reading scandalous scenes from Judy Blume's DEENIE. I'm one of many participating readers, including Sarah Bird and Mark Smith, celebrating freedom to read. For more information, see the event page here.
October 14, 2015: Visiting Kealing Middle School! (For Kealing staff and students only.)
I'll be visiting classes that read DEAR TEEN ME this year to talk about writing, community, art, and poetry. This will also be the sneaky debut of my new chapbook of poetry, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night, available for early sale to Kealing students and staff. (I will also have my sci fi poetry chapbook A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE with her for sale.)
October 25, 2015, 4:00 pm: A Very Purple Book Launch for PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
It's time to Party up! I'm launching my latest chapbook of poetry—poems written to the musician Prince—by throwing a party with purple snacks, glitter, funk, and readers from all over coming to celebrate Prince through poems. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY will be available for purchase and for signing! I will be joined by fellow poets Stacey Balkun, Liz Belile, Erika Jo Brown, Ava Love Hanna, BJ Love, M. Mack, and Nettie Reynolds. See the event page here.
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My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I have two poetry chapbooks out: A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press) and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks). I'm an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review . I blog at EKristinAnderson.com about books and writing and my bizarro life here in Austin, TX. If you're looking for editorial or mentoring servies, I'm a member of Yellow Bird Editors, a group of industry professionals offering these and other services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens. |
I grew up in Westbrook, Maine and went to Connecticut College in the beautiful New London, CT, and have a fancy-sounding degree in Classics. Once upon a time I lived in Brooklyn and worked at The New Yorker magazine and sometimes I have dreams that I have to go into the office and make the magazine and can't remember how. ATX, though? It's a great home. I like to take photographs with toy and vintage cameras. Don't listen to anyone who says watching television will rot your brain -- some of my best ideas have come from TV.
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Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.
With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.
In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. FIGHT CLUB's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes what is at the core of our modern world.
Terry Pratchett’s fantasy classic WYRD SISTERS, a novel in the Discworld series, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have.
Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.
Granny Weatherwax teams with two other witches — Nanny Ogg and Margat Garlick - as an unlikely alliance to save a prince and restore him to the throne of Lancre, in a tale that borrows — or is it parodies — some of William Shakespeare's best-loved works.
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship's famous senior officers.
Life couldn't be better...until Andrew begins to realize that 1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, 2) the ship's senior officers always survive these confrontations, and 3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew members below decks avoid Away Missions at all costs.
Then Andrew stumbles on information that transforms his and his colleagues' understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is...and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.
REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.