NOWEVER, my new YA novel is out! You can find it on Amazon and B&N sites, among others, and if your heart, like mine, is with independent bookstores, on

If you’ve been to Portland’s iconic Powell’s City of Books you’ve felt the total immersion in its color-coded rooms. My favorite is the blue room, and the red room is where I find Spanish language novels I enjoy over breakfast every morning. (I read Spanish more slowly than English, and get butter stains on the pages from eating as I read, so it’s best I don’t try borrowing them from the library.)

One of my literary dreams is someday having my novels translated into Spanish, another is seeing them, in any language, on the shelves of Powell’s, and independent bookstores everywhere.

Meanwhile, I’ll be reading from NOWEVER and doing Q&A about the story, my writing process and anything else at Roundabout Books in Bend’s NW Crossing at 2:30 on Saturday, March 16th. I’d love to see you there, and do bring a friend for delicious coffee, tea and treats.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Nanuq and me!