How Far Should Writers Go to Sell Themselves?

Recently, I put on an event called The Literary Gong Show at an infamous watering hole in Portland, Oregon called Dante’s Inferno. I was the host of the event, and had dressed myself in a tuxedo and a floppy-collared, bright yellow, pleated tuxedo shirt that I unbuttoned to the navel. This was intended as...


5 Tips for A Successful Reading

1. Respect your audience. The most valuable thing anyone can give you is time and attention. Arrive early and start on time. I’ve seen authors waltz in 45 minutes late to their own reading—because they were next door enjoying a leisurely dinner. (Planning, people!) During Q&A, remember there is no such thing as a...