Anonymous said: In Invisible Monsters you write about Spokane, WA. What is your honest opinion of Spokane?
Spokane is my secret favorite city. After their divorce, my father moved there and my siblings and I would visit him during the 1970’s. We’d take the train, the Empire Builder, to return to our mother, but that meant staying up all night because the midnight train always arrived hours late. To me, Spokane has always been empty late-night streets and watching the sun rise over deserted buildings. Among my favorite places to write is a small ( the smallest ) room on the fourteenth floor of the Davenport Hotel. My father grew up in poverty, and that fancy hotel seemed to represent everything he could ever want from life. I look for any excuse to visit the city.
warmmaltliquor said: You're stopping in the Pac Northwest on your book tour right? Hopefully Washington? Maybe even Spokane?
This October I’ll be at Third Place Books in Seattle. I’ve been angling to get an event at Aunties in Spokane.
For now, I’m off to the convention floor. A world of hurt.
moritzstiefeldoesntdosadness said: The focus would be on the events not the people or type of art
Ohhhhh, okay. That’s really good. Definitely more inclusive than I was thinking. But seriously, that’s a great idea. Let me know if I can do anything to help you out.
purrrbancatfitters said: wait who's this nick person with a tumblr? I followed him but I didn't see until now that you know him. Also when am I seeing you this weekend?
Nick Porter, one of the best guys I know. He runs with my LC crowd. I’ll have to introduce you guys sometime!
And, Jill doesn’t get in until Sunday, so we’ll go from there.
"As the rain let up, the sunshine came in through the window and idled on your skin. I want everything to be that color. I close my eyes and I am submersed in that color."