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Heck yes I will be at AWP 2019 in Portland

Hello, yes, I — and How to Set Yourself on Fire — will be at AWP in Portland this month and I would love to say hello and share some pleasantries or get super weird, whatever. Here's where you can find me: BOOKFAIR AWP Portland Conference Bookfair: I will likely be lurking at the Ayahuasca Publishing Table and … Continue reading Heck yes I will be at AWP 2019 in Portland

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Craft essay at Literary Hub: on fire, loss, and writing.

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.

Featured in the Union-Tribune Spring Arts Preview

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

A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.

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.