Daily Archives: December 4, 2014

Fort Smith Public Library Book Talk


I’ll be at the Fort Smith Main Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, at 5:00pm on December 9 to talk to the Page Turner teen reading group about I Town, teen fiction, the craft of writing, and the challenges of self-publishing.

Where did the idea of an entire society walking on giant treadwheels come from?
How was I Town different from anything else I’d ever worked on?
Why do I write for teens, and why do so many adults gravitate to that section of the library or bookstore?
When and why did my voice (as a writer) change?
Why did I decide to publish I Town myself and what did I give up?
How did I balance the art and business of producing a novel?

Go to the Facebook event page for more info