Novelist and PDXXer Karelia Stetz-Waters is having a remarkable year. Her first book, a thriller called The Admirer, was published in December of 2013, and August saw the publication of a second thriller, The Purveyor. A young adult novel, Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before, comes out October 31st, and in January, Grand Central Publishing will release a romance, Something True. […]


PDXX POW! Presents Jesse Snavlin: I am Jesse, Who Happens to be a Woman in Comics

Presenting our Women in Comics: Jesse Snavlin: Colorist for San Hannibal, Writer of The Fowl Interviewed by Tall Brunette Twitter: @Tallbrunette (All Article Photos by Chelsea Gaya. In a bustling neighborhood off East Sandy, I counted myself extremely lucky to have missed the afternoon commuting traffic. Jesse and I navigated my relatively large SUV […]

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MFA Tomorrow, 30 Next Week

Written yesterday: I’m feeling down tonight. I don’t have a subject to write about. I’ve waited until last minute. I post every other Wednesday, and you would think I could come up with something once every two weeks. I have my oral thesis defense for my MFA tomorrow. It’ll go fine. If I’ve managed to […]

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Am I Good Enough?

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. […]

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Here Be Dragons

“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good […]

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