Announcing our final 2018 author:
Laura's six-story collection WAKE IN THE NIGHT will be available this fall through our website.
Laura Krughoff’s debut novel, My Brother’s Name, was a finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Foundation Award. Her current novel project, based on her Pushcart Prize winning short story, “Halley’s Comet,” follows the personal and political lives of two women as they navigate the decade between Massachusetts legalizing same-sex marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications ranging from literary journals such as The Threepenny Review to the Gay Voices section of The Huffington Post to the podcast of the Chicago-based story-telling performance collective Second Story. She teaches in the English Department and in the Gender and Queer Studies Program at the University of Puget Sound.
We couldn't be more thrilled to announce our second writer for 2018, Rebbecca Brown. Rebbecca Brown's debut novel They Become Her received an Honorable Mention in the 2009-2010 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Contest and was published in 2014 by What Books Press. In the past, she received an Honorable Mention from the Academy of American Poets, the Timothy Adams award for creative writing, the Rachel Sherwood Prize for Poetry and First Place in the LACC Writing Contest for Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in print and online journals such as American Literary Review, Confrontation, Requited, Masque & Spectacle, Eclipse, Miracle Monocle, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry and Ekleksographia (among others.) Arc Pair Press will be publishing MOUTH TRAP, Rebbecca's collection of experimental prose poems, in fall 2018.
Last week, Patrick Crerand and Heather Momyer had the opportunity to talk with James Scott about The Paper Life They Lead: Stories. Thanks to James and Ryan, the producer, for talking with us and making it happen! Listen to the conversation here.
Writer's Bone lists THE PAPER LIFE THEY LEAD by Patrick Crerand with 16 other books that you should probably read. See their reviews here.
WE MADE A BOOK!!!
Hoorah and yay for writer Patrick Crerand, cover designer Alban Fischer, proofreader HV Cramond, blurb-writer Wiley Cash, who helped tremendously on the publicity front, blurb writers Caroline Leavitt and Daniel Wallace, and general consultant Duncan Barlow.
Copies go on sale on tax day: Check here on Tuesday.
“Crerand is some rare kind of genius, offering unexpected shots of delight in stories that are miles high in imagination and distinctly and wonderfully weird. A Pontiac car goes to school and beyond, an airplane flight zooms into outer space, and in one especially daring, loopy story, a giant 7-toed sloth inhabits an abandoned zoo. I've never read anything quite like this collection--wild, wooly, and absolutely dazzling.”
--Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World and The New York Times Best Sellers Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow
"THE PAPER LIFE THEY LEAD is some kind of wild mixture of Etgar Keret and Ray Bradbury. You're never totally sure what to believe, but you always know you're in good hands. Patrick Crerand renders strange people in a world that is recognizable but not quite, and he does so with humor, intelligence, and a little bit of an edge. These stories are daring and jump off the page."
--Tom McAllister, author of How to Be Safe
“THE PAPER LIFE THEY LEAD is the rare book that is as hilarious as it is terrifying, as heartfelt as it is intellectual, as realistic as it is experimental. Patrick Crerand is a writer of enormous talent and depth of heart. I love these stories; everyone who reads them will too.”
-- Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad
“These are some truly fine stories. What I love about Patrick Crerand is what I love about George Saunders: the persuasive absurdity, the human language (there is not a single imperfect word here) and the serious, serious laughter. I haven't had so much fun reading a book, and so much glorious heartbreak, in years.”
--Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish and Extraordinary Adventures
The Paper Life They Lead: Stories