The Bridge on Beer River is Getting Closer!

You can’t cross the bridge yet, but you can mark your calendar and maybe pick up a six pack!

Here are events I have scheduled to celebrate my new novel, The Bridge on Beer River, which will be released by Unsolicited Press on 7/11.

Sunday 7/16 at 1 pm PDT, Book Passage, Corte Madera, in conversation with Heather Bourbeau
Tuesday 7/25 at 7 pm PDT, Books Inc., Berkeley
Sunday, 8/6 at 3 pm PDT, Poetry Flash, Venue TBD
Tuesday, 8/8 at 6 pm PDT, Grotto Nights at the SF Public Library with Sophia Raday and Pia Chatterjee
Saturday, 8/12 at 2 pm PDT, Orinda Books

I’m not yet sure which of these events will be available on zoom, but please watch for updates.

You can find my latest event details HERE

Learn more about the novel HERE

The book can be ordered from your favorite bookseller, including the ones listed above, or

Hope to See You at AWP23 in Seattle 3/9-11!

Please say hi at the Unsolicited Press table (T636) Saturday 1-3 pm or at the following group readings.

Otherwise, you might find me hanging out at the table or attending events featuring UP authors or my colleagues from the SF Writer’s Grotto. Or at the bar.

Group Readings

Thursday March 9, 6-8 pm–Reading at Audible Browsing Experience, Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Friday March 10, 12:15-1:30 pm–Host and Reading with Unsolicited Press, Bookfair Stage 1, AWP Bookfair
Friday March 10, 8-9:30 pm–Reading with Unsolicited Press Poets, Perihelion Brewery, 2800 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Unsolicited Press Table

AWP Bookfair (T636)
Saturday, March 11, 1-3 pm PST

Cover reveal: The Bridge on Beer River

Thank you to the design team at Unsolicited Press! My new novel will drop 7/11/23, and it’s beginning to feel almost real.

Here is a brief synopsis of The Bridge on Beer River:

A rust belt city in decline retains the solace of romance, which often proves to be an empty promise or even a curse. With a wry perspective and unflappable determination, Curt embodies all the town’s ills, including his own problems with drinking, work, and relationships, as he tries to save himself and rescue his friends in his own unconventional and unlawful ways. In The Bridge on Beer River, a novel-in-stories set in Reagan-era Binghamton, New York, characters scramble for subsistence while hoping for love and a better life.

I will be posting more information in the coming months, but you can read some of the stories from the novel that have appeared in literary magazines HERE.