Each week Powells.com invites a new author to be our Guest Blogger. Guests post new blog entries daily, and their featured books are on sale for 30% off the week before and of their tenure.
May 13th - 17th
Samuel Sattin's work has appeared in Salon magazine, The Good Men Project, io9, and Kotaku, and he has been cited in the New Yorker. He is a contributing editor at The Weeklings and author of the debut novel League of Somebodies.
Most recent: The Sadness of Stooges (May 17th, 2013)
May 6th - 10th
Benjamin Percy has won a Whiting Writers' Award, a Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of the novels Red Moon and The Wilding, and two short story collections.
Most recent: The Dark Room (May 10th, 2013)
April 29th - May 3rd
Roman Krznaric is a founding faculty member of The School of Life. His new book, How to Find Fulfilling Work, was published by Picador.
Most recent: Should You Turn Your Hobbies into a Career? (May 3rd, 2013)
April 22nd - 26th
John-Paul Flintoff is an author, broadcaster, and journalist. He has written several books, including Sew Your Own, in which he investigated sweatshops and global resource shortages. He lives in London. How to Change the World is his latest book.
Most recent: How to Change the World (April 26th, 2013)
April 15th - 19th
Monica Drake is the author of Clown Girl, winner of an Eric Hoffer Award and an "IPPY" (Independent Publishers Award), and The Stud Book. She has an MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she is department chair of the newly launched BFA in Writing, a program that blends visual and written arts.
Most recent: A Few Scenes from My Book Launch: The Stud Book (April 19th, 2013)
April 8th - 12th
Becky Ohlsen is a freelance writer and critic living in Portland, Oregon. She has written guidebooks to Sweden and the Pacific Northwest as well as reviewed books, film, food, and drink for various publications. Walking Portland is her latest book.
Most recent: Road Trips and Aimlessness (April 12th, 2013)
April 1st - 5th
Jay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show: Tell, the Workshop for Teen Writers and Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books. Wedlocked: A Memoir is his first book.
Most recent: Invasion in the Blue Room! (April 5th, 2013)
February 15th - March 22nd
David Shields is the author of 13 previous books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than 30 publications), the NYT bestseller The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Black Planet, and Remote (winner of the PEN/Revson Award). How Literature Saved My Life is his latest book.
Most recent: How Literature Did, More or Less, Save My Life (March 22nd, 2013)
February 11th - 15th
Roger Hobbs lives in Portland, Oregon, having graduated from Reed College in 2011 after majoring in English and studying ancient languages, film noir, and literary theory. Ghostman is his first novel.
Most recent: The Arduous Process of Having No Process (February 15th, 2013)
February 4th - 8th
Stephen Dobyns is the author of more than 30 novels and poetry collections, including The Church of the Dead Girls, Cold Dog Soup, and Cemetery Nights. Among his many honors and awards are a Melville Cane Award, Pushcart Prizes, National Poetry Series Prize, and three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.
Most recent: Cappuccinos (February 8th, 2013)
January 21st - 25th
John Kenney has worked as a copywriter in New York City for 17 years. He has also been a contributor to the New Yorker since 1999. Some of his work appears in a collection of the New Yorker’s humor writing, Disquiet, Please! He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Most recent: Apparently I Can't Dance (January 25th, 2013)
January 7th - 11th
Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist and a writer. Her latest book is How to Stay Sane.
Most recent: How I've Stayed Sane (January 11th, 2013)
November 26th - 30th
Jacob Tomsky is a dedicated veteran of the hospitality business. Well-spoken, uncannily quick on his feet, and no more honest than he needs to be, he has mastered every facet of the business. Born in Oakland, California, Tomsky now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Most recent: The Diggs Go to Detroit, Part Five: The Check-Out (November 30th, 2012)
November 12th - 16th
Hanna Neuschwander has written extensively about the coffee-roasting movement in the Pacific Northwest for publications including Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, and Edible Portland. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Most recent: Thanksgiving (November 16th, 2012)
November 5th - 9th
Francesco Marciuliano is the author of Sally Forth, an internationally syndicated family comic strip (created by Greg Howard). He was also the head writer for the PBS children's series SeeMore's Playhouse. He lives in New York City.
Most recent: Why You Were Right to Make That Big Mistake (November 9th, 2012)
October 29th - November 2nd
Terry Hope Romero is a vegan chef and author of several bestselling and award-winning cookbooks. She contributes to VegNews‘s “Hot Urban Eats” column and has hosted the public access/podcast vegan cooking show the Post Punk Kitchen. She lives in Queens, New York.
Most recent: Friday's Flan Farewell (November 2nd, 2012)
October 15th - 19th
Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, whose albums include Planets and As Smart As We Are, and his solo works include Songs for Ice Cream Trucks and Songs for Unusual Creatures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Most recent: Look, It's My Bookshelf! (October 19th, 2012)
October 1st - 5th
Will Schwalbe is the author of The End of Your Life Book Club and coauthor of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better. He has worked in publishing (most recently as senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books); in digital media, as the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com; and as a journalist.
Most recent: Do You Save the Ending or Read It First? (October 5th, 2012)
July 23rd - September 21st
Richard Kadrey has published seven novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage, and more than 50 stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, and his short story "Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye" was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association award. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco.
Most recent: Learn the Rules. There Are No Rules. (September 21st, 2012)
September 10th - 14th
Andrew Porter is the author of the story collection The Theory of Light and Matter, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award, and the novel In Between Days. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has received a Pushcart Prize and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship.
Most recent: Houston and Me (September 14th, 2012)