“Wow!” Margaret Atwood
“Emily Schultz is my new hero.” Stephen King

  • Blondes book tour dates confirmed

    The first dates for the Blondes book tour in April and May are confirmed, including the NY launch party. Thanks to all the stores, guest readers, hosts and Joyland Magazine.  More dates to come! 


    April 22, 7PM

    Bookcourt, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 

    Book launch. Reading and interview with Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.


    May 5, 6:30PM

    City Lit Books, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL

    Reading, with guest author Megan Stielstra, author of Once I Was Cool.


    May 6, 7PM

    Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 

    Presented by Joyland Magazine. Reading with guest authors TBA. Hosted by Anna Prushinskaya.


    May 12, 7:30PM

    Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

    Reading and author interview with host Tamar Halpern.


    May 13

    City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 

    Presented by Joyland Magazine. Reading and talk.  Hosted by Kara Levy. Guest author TBA.

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  • Thrilled to receive copies of Prairie Schooner today, featuring a long poem of mine. I just can’t say how excited I am to have work in such a marvelous literary journal. Seriously, go buy a copy today!

    Here’s a snippet from my poem, “Noah’s Wife”:

    You did not tell me the animals would fornicate constantly.

    I was grateful to be alive, but didn’t expect the porcupines

    to be masturbators, rubbing on every surface. Did you know this—

    if you did, why did you not say?


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  • Here are some photos from my recent trip to my family’s ancestral home of Detroit. I was there doing research for my new novel, Men Walking on Water. I was able to look at uncirculated collections from the Prohibition era at the Henry Ford Museum. Though I can’t show the photos I took of those items, I assure you it was weird and wonderful and included a life mask of a US President who looks nothing like Daniel Day Lewis. Thanks to curator Kristen Gallerneaux (left) for the invitation and tour guiding.

  • My Life As A Blonde

    In this essay for Elle I talked about how years ago I spent several months as a blonde. Photographic evidence from that time was scarce but I recently found this cache of photos. They were for a style profile in a magazine and taken while I was living in a converted garage/art gallery. 

    (Credit: CBC Still Photo Collection/Adam Krawesky)

  • New site

    Welcome to the start of the new site. Pages should be going live over the next few days while we transfer the domain name.