Image description: Square graphic with pink moiré borders top and bottom and on the left, a black and white headshot of a short-haired white woman and on the right the cover of a novel, Spear, showing an illustration of a Celtic hanging bowl bubbling in the flames and images of people curling up out of the fumes.

Tomorrow evening I’ll be doing my first live, in-person event for Spear (simultaneously live-streamed), at SPL’s Microsoft Auditorium downtown at the Central Library:

This event is being presented in person at Central Library, with the option to view the livestream from home. It is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

There will be ASL interpretation and CART transcription for this event. The event will be recorded, captioned and then posted on the Library’s YouTube channel after the event.

For this one, I won’t have an interlocutor: it will just be me and Spear and the audience. In some ways it will be a throwback to pre-pandemic days when I always did these events on my own—reading from the book, and talking about why I wrote it, what I hoped for it, what was tricky, what was a delight, followed by a Q&A, then signing books and chatting to readers. In other ways, of course—such as the live-streaming component—it will be different.

But the essentials that I love will be the same: meeting you in-person, finding out what reading gives you joy, how you’re doing, what you hope for—or don’t like, or want more of—and signing your books. So do bring questions! I love—love love love—to talk about my work!

For more information, see SPL’s event page. Or just go register directly.

See you tomorrow!

April 27, 2022 | 7:00 PT
Seattle Public Library (Hosted by Elliot Bay Book Co)
Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104