Welcome to my website! I'm the author of six award-winning books of creative nonfiction, the most recent of which is Bread: A Memoir of Hunger (University of Missouri Press, fall 2016). I'm a Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where I teach courses in creative nonfiction. Please email me if you would like me to give a reading or book talk or visit your book club.
And the winner of the "Write an Amazon Review of Bread and Win a $60 Gift Certificate to the Indie Bookstore of your Choice Contest" is Alea Hall, a graduate student studying creative nonfiction at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Alea will be buying books at Jackson Street Booksellers in Omaha's Old Market.
Thank you to everyone who wrote a review. I'm so very grateful!
A reminder about the Valentine's Day drawing. Anyone who posts an Amazon review of my new book, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger, by midnight on Valentine's Day is entered in a drawing for a $60.00 gift certificate to the indie book store of your choice. I'll announce the winner on February 15th. What do I mean by a book review? Anything from a very personal, one-sentence response to what you connected with (or didn't connect with) in my story to a formal review like those that you might find in a magazine. Thank you in advance for your support!
I'm pleased to see that my third book, The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays, is one of the "Nebraska 150 Books," a list compiled in honor of the state's 150th birthday. The photo is from a display at Gere Branch of the Lincoln Public Library. Please go to the following link for information about the selection process and for a link to the entire list.
I will be available to talk about my new book, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger, and to sign copies from 4:30 to 6 on Thursday, February 2, at A Novel Idea Bookstore at 118 N. 14th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. You don't have to buy my book in order to stop by. Chat with me, chat with Cinnamon, pet the cats, and browse a bit.