THE PURVEYOR After theater professor Adair Wilson unwittingly assists in the abduction of two Pittock students, she sets out on a death-defying quest to rescue the twin girls whose rare anatomical quirk makes them a target for paparazzi and fetishists. When Adair’s wealthy family refuses to help and the girls’ family denies their existence, Adair […]Read more "You Too Can Find Something Creepy at Your Local Community College"
The Purveyor 30-Day Video Blog, Day 19 Am I Provincial? I was inspired to create the Purveyor 30-Day Video Blog project after hearing Allison Moon’s keynote speech at the Write to Publish conference at Portland State University. She talked about sharing her journey as a self-published author through video blogs. I thought I would do […]Read more "Am I Provincial?"
Karelia Stetz-Waters reads from The Purveyor and discusses the pleasure of creating lovely villains.Read more "The Purveyor 30-Day Video Blog, Day 11"
Today I am launching a thirty day video blog celebrating the release of my second novel. Since it was Thursday and my day to blog for PDXX, I thought I’d post my first video here. I got the idea for my video blog from author, Allison Moon. I think the challenge of video blogging will […]Read more "30 Day Video Blog – Day One – Good Lutheran Girl Goes Bad"
“I got my third rejection letter,” my friend says to me mournfully. “This process is ridiculous.” He wants to wrap a typewritten copy of his manuscript in old newspaper, send it to Random House, and become the next Hemingway. He has told me this. “My story is just not relevant anymore.” He sighs. “Who […]Read more "You Are Not Your Rejections"
News of the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet dotted my Facebook feed, interspersed with cat memes and the “What Is Your Goddess Name” quiz. It was kind of like going to the Hallmark store and finding an apocalyptic pamphlet tucked in with the birthday cards. It’s your birthday. Fart all you want. The […]Read more "#1 Thing I Can Do To Save the Earth"
I remember the day Constitutional Amendment 36 passed, limiting marriage in Oregon to one man and one woman. I was on I-5. A man in a white sedan zipped past my car and gestured. Ever the optimist, I thought it must be a friend who had recognized me on the road, but he was waving […]Read more "A Gay Wedding at Cana"
I met my wife in a bar. I saw her across a crowded room (literally) and thought, “I’ll marry her.” She thought, “yep!” Fifteen years later, we are one of the happiest couples I know. Our story does not make for a good romance novel. I’ve been thinking about romance novels a lot now that […]Read more "46 Reasons Why We Can’t Have Sex"
I was speaking at a local high school about writing. Afterward, a girl came up to me with a notebook of handwritten poems. She showed them to me shyly and asked, “Are they good enough?” I didn’t need to read them to know that they were good enough. She was fifteen. She had a dream. […]Read more "Am I Good Enough?"
from the PDXX Collectives Winter 2013 reading Karelia Stetz-Waters is author of The Admirer http://www.kareliastetzwaters.comRead more "The Cumulative GPA of Your Barroom Experience"