This last December, the same week advance review galleys were landing in mailboxes, my in-laws' house burned to the ground in the Ventura county Thomas Fire. I think even without my novel being titled what it is, I would have found it troubling to sift through the ashes of their house, picking up charred books … Continue reading Craft essay at Literary Hub: on fire, loss, and writing.
Hey it's a book release party for Julia Dixon Evans's debut novel, HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE. Readings and books and signings and drinks and food and stuff. --- HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE: BOOK RELEASE PARTY MAY 8th, 2018 - 8 PM STARLITE SAN DIEGO 3175 INDIA ST (21+) --- ABOUT HOW … Continue reading How To Set Yourself on Fire: Book Launch Party
(Keep an eye on the EVENTS page for updates). SAN DIEGO BOOK LAUNCH Tuesday, May 8th @ 8 PM @ Starlite LOS ANGELES: In Conversation with Jim Ruland Wednesday, May 9th @ 7:30 PM @ Skylight Books SAN DIEGO: with Tessa Fontaine and Ryan Bradford Friday, May 11th @ 7 PM @ Mysterious Galaxy SAN … Continue reading How to Set Yourself on Fire: a Book Tour
So happy to see How to Set Yourself on Fire in the Sunday San Diego Union-Tribune Spring Arts Preview! You can read it online here! http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/books/sd-et-spring-arts-books-dixon-20180325-story.html Q: How has living in San Diego influenced your debut novel? A: San Diego is fundamental to this book. I’ve lived here since I was 11 years old, and I’m still always unsettled … Continue reading Featured in the Union-Tribune Spring Arts Preview
Today is the day that Dzanc Books sent the galley files to the printer, and today is the day that we revealed the book cover and opened up for pre-orders online. What a day. PRAISE FOR HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE “How to Set Yourself on Fire is a family mystery that slowly reveals itself, … Continue reading A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.
I often assume story acceptances are tired editors hitting the wrong button in the system and then being too non-confrontational to say it was a mistake, so they just sigh, take the hit, and publish it anyway. It's nice to get shaken by the shoulders a little to say no Jules, we did really love … Continue reading Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination
My short fiction, "Dogs Are Born Hungry," is up in the beautiful new issue of Storychord. Storychord takes a writer, and matches them with a visual artist and a musician, and together they stitch together an issue of a single story, a piece of art, and a musical composition, in many cases inspired directly by … Continue reading Dogs Are Born Hungry