Alta Live With Carol Edgarian

Filed under: Events/Talks,Joy's Work — Administrator at 8:02 am on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Recently I spoke with Carol Edgarian about her novel Vera for Alta Live. You can watch here:

And if you like that, I also spoke with Carol again on What’s The Story? (Scroll down to find her name.)

Watch My Keynote!

Filed under: Books,Events/Talks,Fiction,Joy's Work,Novel,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 7:39 am on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Here is my keynote for the Southern California Writers’ Conference! I tell the publishing story of my novel, Right Back Where We Started From, and lessons I learned along the way.

Keynote Speech At Southern California Writers’ Conference

Filed under: Books,Events/Talks,Joy's Work,Novel,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 8:01 am on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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This Sunday, Valentine’s Day, I’m giving a keynote speech at the Southern California Writers’ Conference. It’ll be streaming on Zoom, for free. Tune in and listen at 4:30 PM (PST) on February 14th.

I’ll be telling the crazy story of Right Back Where I Started From, and how it was waylaid from publication in 2013 because of hurricanes and a school shooting. It should be fun. I hope you can make it.

LINK TO THE TALK
Meeting ID: 930 4826 0655
Passcode: 449387

This link will be live a little bit before the talk.

In the meantime, here’s more information about Southern California Writers’ Conference.

There are still slots open for all three days, including virtual keynote speeches from thriller-writer Dennis K. Crosby and Isla Morley, whose novel The Last Blue is about the blue-skinned people of Kentucky. Plus lots of craft workshops on everything from writing car chases to infusing micro-tension in your story to writing a memoir. Fun!

What’s The Story? Radio/Podcast!

Filed under: Events/Talks,Joy's Work — Administrator at 1:52 pm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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I’m now hosting a radio show on 95.9 The Krush called What’s the Story?

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. I’ll be recommending a new book to read.

And if you miss it, there’s also a podcast.

What?! Yes! Click the link to listen.

I Was On A Podcast About Jack London

Filed under: Articles,Events/Talks,Joy's Work,Nonfiction — Administrator at 11:46 am on Friday, October 25, 2019

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Speaking of Alta, I was also on their podcast talking about my article on Jack London.

Listen here!

(The above picture makes me laugh.)

I Was On A Beer Panel

Filed under: Events/Talks,Joy's Work — Administrator at 3:17 pm on Monday, June 20, 2016

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I was lucky enough to be on another beer panel for All About Beer magazine. I got to taste beer and say what I thought of the nuances and flavors. Nice work if you can get it. Check out the July issue to see which beers we liked the best.

I Was On An All About Beer Panel

Filed under: Events/Talks,Joy's Work — Administrator at 8:37 am on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Earlier this year, I was on a beer panel for All About Beer magazine. That means I got to sit in a room with other panelists, taste beers, and come up with descriptions of nuances and flavors. It was fun. Check out the March issue to see which beers we liked the best.

Come See My Panel At AWP 2015

Filed under: Events/Talks,Joy's Work — joy at 3:03 pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hey! I’m going to be speaking at AWP 2015 in Minneapolis this April. My panel is called “Yes, Writing Is a Job: People Who Get Paid To Write.”

Marcia Simmons, Ken Walker and Nora Maynard will be joining me. We’ll be talking about the ups and downs of being full-time writers. Here’s the official event description.

Yes, Writing Is a Job: People Who Get Paid To Write

Believe it or not, it’s possible to make a living writing. Four working writers from diverse backgrounds will talk about how they make ends meet through article writing, blogging, nonfiction books, and other projects. We’ll discuss how we get work, the financial realities of the publishing world, and our struggle to balance writing for money with creative endeavors that are closer to our hearts (but harder on our pocketbooks).

SO! I hope you will come see me speak in April. Come say hi if you do.

Why There Are Words Reading

Filed under: Events/Talks — Administrator at 4:32 pm on Friday, July 13, 2012

Busy, busy, busy. Not only do we have a new baby under 2 months, but Kyle has a new job. On Monday he starts at MobileIron in Mountain View. It looks like a great company, plus he’ll be able to telecommute from home most of the week. We’re going to convert a shed in the backyard into an office so he can have a distraction-free work place.

I’ve been back to work for several weeks now and am getting the hang of things again. Yesterday I read at Why There Are Words in Sausalito. Here I am reading a chapter from my novel:

Why There Are Words takes place every second Thursday of the month at Studio 333 in Sausalito. It really is one of the best reading series around. I’m glad I was able to be a part of it.

Come See Me Read

Filed under: Events/Talks,Joy's Work — joy at 6:20 am on Thursday, August 12, 2010

This Saturday, I am going to be reading a short story for the BANG OUT Reading Series in San Francisco. The theme is HEAT. I will be reading with 6 other people, and I believe it is free. Bargain!

The reading will be at Amnesia Bar, 853 Valencia Street, from 7-9 p.m. I hope you can come.


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