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TNBBC at SMOLfair

  As some of you may know, I've been incredibly lucky to have been a part of some of the behind-the-scenes planning and canoodling for the upcoming SMOLfair, alongside creators and organizers  Jesi Buell, Annelyse Gelman, Miette Gillette, and Jason Teal. If you're not familiar with it,  SMOL Fair is an alternative book fair which will be 'live' from March 3-7, 2021.  In addition to featuring small presses, there will be organized readings and opportunities for readers to connect with authors ...
Tags: Books, BYOB, Darrin, TNBBC, Kathe Koja, Ben Tanzer, Darrin Doyle, Meerkat Press, Jason Teal, Jesi Buell Annelyse Gelman Miette Gillette, Facebook Participation, Tara Lynn Masih, Wendy Fox, Tricia Reeks


Where Writers Write: Shawn Rubenfeld

    Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Shawun Rubenfeld.  Shawn has had short fiction appear in journals such as Permafrost, Columbia...
Tags: Books, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Idaho, TNBBC, Warp Zone, Shawn Rubenfeld, Shawun Rubenfeld Shawn, Permafrost Columbia Journal, Portland Review


Indie Spotlight: Meg Pokrass

Welcome to our Indie Spotlight series. In which TNBBC gives small press authors the floor to shed some light on their writing process, publishing experiences, or whatever else they'd like to share with you, the readers! Today, we welcome Meg Pokrass, who is celebrating the release of her novella-in-flash The Loss Detector .  She's sharing some thoughts on acting, writing, and flash fiction. Thoughts about Flashing and Acting     I have heard the late Gen...
Tags: Books, Mars, Meg, Wilder, Nikki, Richard Thomas, Gene Wilder, McSweeney, TNBBC, Meg Pokrass, Sian Barbara Allen, Rose Metal Press, Electric Literature Washington Square Review, Gary Fincke, Bamboo Dart Press


Where Writers Write: Lenore H. Gay

  Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Lenore H. Gay.  Lenore is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor. She ran a private counseling practice f...
Tags: Books, Richmond, Alzheimer, TNBBC, Lenore H Gay, Lenore H Gay Lenore, Blackbird An Online Journal, James River Writers Gay, Sasha Gay Overstreet


Where Writers Write: Wile E. Young

  Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Wile E. Young. Wile is from Texas, where he grew up surrounded by stories of ghosts and monsters. During his writin...
Tags: Books, Texas, New Orleans, Dallas, Louisiana, Houston, East Texas, Vienna Austria, Budapest Hungary, Red River, CADDO, Wile, Zermatt Switzerland, Texas Louisiana, Mos Eisley Cantina, TNBBC


Where Writers Write: Clifford Garstang

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Clifford Garstang.  Clifford is the author of the new short fiction collection, House of the Ancients and Other ...
Tags: Asia, Books, Singapore, United States, MFA, TNBBC, Clifford Garstang, Clifford Garstang Clifford, Turtle Valley


Where Writers Write: Juditha Dowd

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Juditha Dowd.  In addition to Audubon's Sparrow: A Biograpy-in-Poems, Juditha Dowd  is the author of a full-...
Tags: Books, New York City, Meyer, Maine Coon, New York Philadelphia, Olsen, Easton Pennsylvania, Juditha, Audubon, TNBBC, Tillie Olsen, Lucy Bakewell, Juditha Dowd, Belong Casa de Cinco Hermanas, Florida Review Spillway Rock Sling Kestrel, John James Audubon Visit


Audio Series: Dare to Matter

Our   audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was iriginally hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard. In light of all the social distancing and recommended reduction to group events, we're happy to help support those who have recently published, or will soon be publishing, a book. It's hard enough...
Tags: Books, Maryland, Jamie, Ben, Mid Atlantic, Towson, Mid Atlantic States, TNBBC, Shifra, Shifra Malka, Jamie Cerniglia


Indie Spotlight: Steven Mayfield

Welcome to our Indie Spotlight series. In which TNBBC gives small press authors the floor to shed some light on their writing process, publishing experiences, or whatever else they'd like to share with you, the readers! Today, we have a returning guest, Steven Mayfield, who will be celebrating the release of on April 1st.  Here's the jacket copy:  In this whimsical, often funny, Depression-era tale, young Connor O’Halloran decides to share a treasure he’s discovered on an isolated stretch o...
Tags: Books, London, Moon, Nebraska, Connor, Portland Oregon, Alex, Dick, Northern California, Steven, Pam, Cabin Fever, Gene Tierney, Eric Hoffer, TNBBC, Steven Mayfield


Indie Spotlight: Steven Steven Mayfield

Welcome to our Indie Spotlight series. In which TNBBC gives small press authors the floor to shed some light on their writing process, publishing experiences, or whatever else they'd like to share with you, the readers! Today, we have a returning guest, Steven Mayfield, who will be celebrating the release of on April 1st.  Here's the jacket copy:  In this whimsical, often funny, Depression-era tale, young Connor O’Halloran decides to share a treasure he’s discovered on an isolated stretch...
Tags: Books, London, Moon, Nebraska, Connor, Portland Oregon, Alex, Dick, Northern California, Steven, Pam, Cabin Fever, Gene Tierney, Eric Hoffer, TNBBC, Steven Mayfield


Where Writers Write: Philip Cioffari

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  Photo Credit: Danny Cioffari This is Philip Cioffari.  Philip  grew up in the Bronx. He is the author of t...
Tags: Books, New York, New York City, Bronx, George Washington Bridge, William Paterson University, TNBBC, Philip Cioffari, Danny Cioffari, Philip Cioffari Philip, Long Island International Film Expo, New Jersey Philip, Livingston Press University of W Alabama Find


Indie Spotlight: Jennifer Spiegel

Welcome to our Indie Spotlight series. In which TNBBC gives small press authors the floor to shed some light on their writing process, publishing experiences, or whatever else they'd like to share with you, the readers!Today, we have a returning guest, and dear author friend of TNBBC, Jennifer Spiegel. Her latest book, , released just this past January. Here's what the Goodreads page claims: The book is 100% narrative nonfiction and 0% self-help. It was actually written for the author’s childr...
Tags: Books, Cheryl Strayed, Tig Notaro, France, America, Chicago, Netflix, Nelson Mandela, Arizona, Johnson, Oj Simpson, Epcot, Adam Johnson, Elena Ferrante, Cbgb, East Village


Where Writers Write: Michael Don

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Michael Don.  Michael is the author of the story collection Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon University ...
Tags: Books, Boston, US, Walmart, Kenya, Tufts University, Nairobi Kenya, TNBBC, Michael Don, Michael Don Michael, Strangers Carnegie Mellon University Press, Kikwetu


Where Writers Write: Alex Myers

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is  Alex Myers.Alex is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. Since coming out as transgende...
Tags: Books, Alex, New England, Continental, University of New Orleans, Phillips Exeter Academy, TNBBC, Alex Myers, Alex Myers Alex, Guardian Slate Newsweek Salon


Where Writers Write: Sheila O’Connor

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Sheila O’Connor.  Sheila is the author of six award-winning novels for adults and young people, incl...
Tags: Books, Minneapolis, Michigan, Lake Superior, Duluth, St Paul Minnesota, Hamline University, St Benedict, TNBBC, Anderson Center, Sheila O'Connor, Sheila O'Connor Sheila, Creative Writing Programs, Norcroft, Minnesota Home School, WriteOn Door County


Where Writers Write: Donald M. Rattner

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Donald M. Rattner. Donald is an architect who writes about how creatives can boost their performance ...
Tags: Books, Donald, TNBBC, Donald M Rattner, Donald M Rattner Donald


Where Writers Write: Julie E. Justicz

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Julie E Justicz.  Julie  earned a law degree from the University of Chicago and received an MFA in creative writing...
Tags: Books, Chicago, University Of Chicago, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Kirkus, Mary, Julie, MFA, Tom Gauld, Oak Park Illinois, Scholl, TNBBC, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Julie E Justicz, Julie E Justicz Julie


Where Writers Write: Nicole Walker and David Carlin

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Nicole Walker.  Nicole is the author of Sustainability: A Love Story (2018), Where the Tiny Things Are (2017), E...
Tags: Books, Australia, David, United States, Melbourne, Melbourne Australia, Flagstaff, Margot, Northern Arizona University, Fairhaven, Tempe AZ, RMIT University, TNBBC, David Carlin, Nicole Walker, Nicole Walker Nicole


Where Writers Write: Pete Fromm

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Pete Fromm.  He  is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award for his nov...
Tags: Books, Montana, Hemingway, Missoula, Twain, MFA, Pacific University, Marnie, Great Falls Montana, MARN, TNBBC, Taz, Pete Fromm, Pete Fromm He


Where Writers Write: Kate Vane

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen. This is Kate Vane.  She lives in Devon, in the UK. She worked for a number of years as a probation officer. She started w...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Devon, Kate, Exeter, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robert McKee, Devon Coast, TNBBC, Kate Vane


Indie Spotlight: Watch TV Like an Author - Jennifer Spiegel

Jennifer Spiegel is no stranger to TNBBC. In fact, she may actually be the most frequent author contributor here on the blog, for which we are incredibly appreciative.  Back in November, she self published her novel   . And today she's here sharing an essay on how much she digs.... TV..... Watching TV Like A Writer * I love TV. I may need to justify my TV habit, my love affair, which it is. Nightly, when the kids are down, my husband and I—shamelessly—make our way to t...
Tags: Books, Better Call Saul, Arizona, Donna Tartt, Nina Simone, Lucy, Michael, Academia, New York University, Tony, George Saunders, Rick, Sawyer, Jimmy, Leslie, MFA


Where Writers Write: Stephen Evans

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stephen Evans is a playwright and the author of several books, including  The Marriage of True Mind...
Tags: Books, Iowa, Stephen Evans, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, Broadwalk, TNBBC


Where Writers Write: Sue Ingalls Finan

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is  Sue Ingalls Finan.  She is a graduate of University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and Loyola University Chicago. She t...
Tags: Books, Northern California, Jim, Duffy, Sonoma County, Loyola University Chicago, Borgias, CHICAGO PITTSBURGH, TNBBC, University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, Ingalls Finan, Ottoleng


Where Writers Write: Maria Romasco Moore

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Maria Romasco Moore.  Maria's stories have appeared in The Collapsar, Diagram, Hobart, Interfictions, Lady Chu...
Tags: Books, Lightspeed, Pittsburgh, COLUMBUS Ohio, MFA, Axel, TNBBC, Maria Romasco Moore, Maria Romasco Moore Maria, Rosebud Wristlet, Clarion West Writers Workshop, Southern Illinois University She, Gamma Ray She


Where Writers Write: Rita Dragonette

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Rita Dragonette.  She is a former award-winning public relations executive turned author. Her debut novel, The Four...
Tags: Books, Vietnam, Max Perkins, Karen Thompson, TNBBC, Rita Dragonette


Where Writers Write: Jennifer Spiegel

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is  Jennifer Spiegel.  She is the author of three books,  The Freak Chronicles  (stories),   Love Sl...
Tags: Books, Arizona, Starbucks, North Phoenix, Bosco, TNBBC, Jennifer Spiegel, Jennifer Spiegel She, Five Oaks Press She, Man Bosco, Walmart Sprouts CVS Starbucks


Where Writers Write: Nicole Rivas

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Nicole Rivas.  Nicole is from Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. She earned a B.A. in English from Califo...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Timex, MFA, Georgia State University, Savannah Ga, Savannah Georgia, California State University, The University of Alabama, TNBBC, Facebook Marketplace, Nicole Rivas, Nicole Rivas Nicole


Where Writers Write: Marshall Moore

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Marshall Moore.  He is the author of four novels (Inhospitable, Bitter Orange, An Ideal for Living, and The Conc...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, UK, Singapore, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Manhattan, Pacific, Narita, Kowloon, Victoria Harbour, Aberystwyth University, Hong Kong Island, Hung Hom, TNBBC, Lingnan University


Where Robert Lopez Writes

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write! Where Writers Write is a series in which authors showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Robert Lopez.  He is the author of three novels, Part of the World, Kamby Bolongo Mean River, and All Back Full, ...
Tags: Books, Robert Lopez, TNBBC, Robert Lopez He


Suzanne Burns' Would You Rather

Bored with the same old fashioned author interviews you see all around the blogosphere? Well, TNBBC's got a fun, literary spin on the ole  Would You Rather  game. Get to know the authors we love to read in ways no other interviewer has. I've asked them to pick sides against the same odd bookish scenarios. Suzanne Burns' Would You Rather Would you rather start every sentence in your book with ‘And’ or end every sentence with ‘but’? I think starting every sentence with ‘and...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Chicago Tribune, TNBBC, Suzanne Burns, Dzanc Books, Kirkus Review



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