Sunday, April 29, 2012

‘Books By the Bed’

The website for the book We Wanted to Be Writers has a regular feature called “Books By the Bed,” which asks authors what they’re reading or planning to read. Here are the books by my bed:

http://wewantedtobewriters.com/2012/04/books-by-matthew-obriens-bed/

Monday, April 23, 2012

Going to UNLV

As some of you know, I applied to grad school (MFA creative writing) late last year and early this year. I ended up getting into UNLV and the University of Washington. Washington has an outstanding program, but UNLV, which also has a strong program, made the most sense financially, logistically and, in some cases, personally. So, it looks like I’ll start taking graduate classes and teaching undergrad courses at UNLV in late August.

I have mixed feelings about staying in Vegas another few years, but I’m certainly excited about this opportunity and challenge. I’ll keep you all updated, of course.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Huntington Press sale

Huntington Press is having a spring-clearance sale, with great deals on many of its titles, including a package price for Beneath the Neon and My Week at the Blue Angel. Check out all the deals here:

http://www.shoplva.com/collections/bargain-bin/