Friday Author Roundup

A few rare snow days in Wilmington allowed us to catch up on reading this week. We’re back at it today, though, and it’s time to follow that author.

  • Aspen Times Weekly reviewed Brad Watson’s story collection Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives. “As all great writing should do, this series evokes a certain empathy for each of his characters and reminds us all that there is much more occurring underneath the surface with any one person than might be evident.”

  • Rick Bass recently participated in West Texas A&M University’s Western Writers Series held in Canyon, Texas.
  • Douglas Watson’s new novel A Moody Fellow Finds Love and then Dies is now available online, and if you’re going to be in the New York area, check out his book release party on Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint.
  • The Atlantic keeps it in the family this week, featuring Benjamin Percy’s sister, Jennifer Percy, in their By Heart series, where “authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.” What’s Benjamin Percy’s favorite? Click through to find out!

That’s it for now, folks. Check back next week for blog updates and don’t forget to enter our Goodreads giveaway! We’ll be mailing 20 advance copies of Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon. The deadline is February 7. You know you want one!