Megan Stielstra’s Once I Was Cool

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Welcome to our August 2014 episode of Late Night Debut. This month’s episode features Megan Stielstra’s debut essay collection, Once I Was Cool, from Curbside Splendor. “Stielstra’s Once I Was Cool isn’t just edgy, funny, surprising, a ricochet of wow,” writes Beth Kephart in the Chicago Tribune. “It’s practically actionable. The words reach out from the page. They direct us to … continue reading »

Chelsea Cain


Welcome to Late Night Conversation. Tonight our featured guest is Chelsea Cain, author of the recently released novel One Kick (Simon & Schuster). Chelsea’s thrillers have been recommended on “The Today Show,” appeared in episodes of HBO’s True Blood and ABC’s Castle, and are included in NPR’s list of the top 100 thrillers ever written. Conversation topics include: guns, … continue reading »

Winners of the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes

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Late Night Library is excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Debut-litzer prizes! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our literary judges, Marcus Jackson (poetry) and Leni Zumas (fiction), as well as our volunteer readers and the many talented writers who submitted debut books. Stay tuned this October to hear our winning … continue reading »

Dog-Eared & Dispatched

Dog-eared & Dispatched, August 24, 2014

As the publishing world gears up for the fall season, things are quiet on the literary front. Your humble correspondent would, indeed, rather be on the Oregon coast reading book after book from the local bookstores (if you’re passing through Newport, OR, have a gander at Nye Beach Book House and Fireside Books) instead of … continue reading »

(M)addie, a webcomic



Christina Nichol


Dear Hillary, Your version of Democracy and our version are quite different. Our version means if the leader says something we say, “Yes, you are right!” By the way, I just read that U.S. Troops, GI Joes, are recently deployed in Georgia, fighting against terrorism :- ), training Georgian “commandos” ;- ) called Special Operation … continue reading »