It's Forest Avenue Press day in the neighborhood! Our first guest is Joanna Rose, author of the new novel A Small Crowd of Strangers, published by Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with Stevan Allred, whose most recent book is the novel The Alehouse at the End of the World, also from, you guessed it, the wonderful folks at Forest Avenue Press.
And speaking of those wonderful folks at Forest Avenue Press, we'll also hear from publisher Laura Stanfill about her latest bookette/zine from another fine Portland indie press, Microcosm Publishing -- Sad House: Parenting, Grief, and Creativity in the Coronavirus Crisis.
There's no better time to support the indie presses that bring us new and exciting books, not written by James Patterson or Bill O'Reilly. You can help keep them going through this difficult time by buying a copy or two direct from their website, or through your local indie bookstore. Or you can take advantage of this special offer from Forest Avenue Press, Microcosm, and six other Portland indie presses -- a Read Independent bundle of eight books, one from each of the publishers, or a four-pack selected for you by Microcosm. The offer's good through September, and you can learn more and purchase your bundle on the Microcosm website.
Putting aside, for a moment, the pandemic, wildfires, economy, deficit, Supreme Court, and Bill Barr, it's another beautiful day in the neighborhood!
Note: Joanna Rose will be appearing with Stevan Allred at a special online event sponsored by Annie Bloom Books on Thursday, October 8th at 7pm. You can find out more on the bookstore's website.