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Karen McQuestion @ Boswell, Sept. 8, 7pm

Karen shares advice about the importance of book cover design. "It's your baby; it deserves the best possible chance to catch people's attention."

I especially love this photograph of Karen because it is from a self-publishing workshop she led at RedBird-RedOak Writing.  She’s sharing the cover of her self-published book Easily Amused, a book that has since been published by AmazonEncore and now by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (along with another of her novels, A Scattered Life). Karen’s story is a terrific example of how a hard-working writer can make her own “luck” when it comes to getting her writing published.

Here’s our chance to support Karen and all the other “little” writers like her who continue to hone their craft, forge connections with readers and pave the way for the writers who will come after them.

Join other RB-RO Writers at Karen’s appearance

Thurs. Sept. 8, 7 pm

Boswell Books,  2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211


3-2-1-0 Blast Off!

Judy Bridges’ Shut Up & Write!

The book titled after Judy’s flagship craft and motivation class is making its debut around the Milwaukee area. Visit the link to learn more.

Boswell Featured in Poets & Writers

I finally got around to opening my July/Aug Poets & Writers magazine to find a wonderful treat: a lengthy profile of Daniel Goldin and Boswell Books. Here’s a link to the article as well as a slideshow of the photographs that accompany the article. BTW — if you have a copy of the magazine in hand, the article titled Self-Publishing Steve is worth a look, too.  And remember — support your local, independent bookstore!

Writers’ Good Reads

Writers are among the most discriminating readers there are, and RedBird-RedOak writers are no exception.  At the Spring Showcase, Boswell Books had a table of books recommended by some of our Roundtable participants. In case you missed them, here’s a sampling…

Every writer has a stack that looks like this on the bedside table. Something tells me that mine's pretty tame compared to some others'!

Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
On Writing (Stephen King)
The Half-Known World (Robert Boswell)
The Go-Between (LP Hartley)
The Given Day (Dennis Lehane)
The Woman in the Dunes (Kobo Abe)
A Box of Matches (Nicholson Baker)
Last Night at the Lobster (Stuart O’Nan)
The Island of Lost Maps (Miles Harvey)
Red Glass or Indigo Notebook (both by Laura Resau)
Shark Girl (Kelly Bingham)
A Curse Dark as Gold (Elizabeth C. Bunce)
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (ed: Czeslaw Milosz)
Good Poems for Hard Times (Garrison Keillor)

What’s on your bedside table? Feel free to leave a title and mini-review in  a comment.

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