Yearly Archives: 2012

Seattle YA Authors Holiday Party

Saturday night was a blast in Seattle! Although we don’t work in cubicles, the young adult authors at the holiday party managed to create the office party feel. Favorite party conve

rsation=your worst job. (The prize goes to Martha Brockenbrough... Read More

Reading at Grape Choice with Jack McCarthy

On Saturday –November 10, I’ll be reading at  WINE AND POETRY AT GRAPE CHOICE –KIRKLAND with Jack McCarthy!
Wine Tastings and Specials
Reserve the date–you won’t want to miss this!!!

Jack McCarthy,
Karen Finneyfrock

Mary Crane
ROX  aka  Stephen Roxborough

Featuring  ... Read More

Why YA?

In preparation for Cheap Coffee & Young Adult Fiction at Richard Hugo House, RHH asked me to write a blog post on the subject, “Why Young Adult?” Here’s my post.


Why Young Adult? 

Here’s the title of an ... Read More

55% of YA Books are Bought by Adults?!

Cheap Coffee & Young Adult Fiction, September 27

I was thrilled this year to receive a City Artist Grant from The City of Seattle. For the final presentation of the chapters I was supported to write this summer…I will be reading from my second, not-yet-released novel, Starbird Murphy ... Read More

Karen at SAM Re-Mix

This Friday, June 1, I’ll be performing at Seattle Art Museum’s event called Re-Mix, a massive evening filled with performances including…THE STORY SLAM, curated by Christa Bell.

I’ve been writing a new series of stories for this event ... Read More

Skagit River Poetry Festival

Next week I’ll be taking part in the seventh biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival featuring readings, conversations and workshops in La Conner, Washington. I couldn’t be more excited to be in a festival with poets like Carolyn Forche, Marie Howe ... Read More

2012 Write Bloody Contest Videos

Check out this sampling of videos by finalists for the 2012 Write Bloody Publishing Contest. Part of the manuscript contest this year was the requirement that poets create and post a video of one of their poems. When more ... Read More

2012 Seattle Grand Slam

Enjoy this detailed blow-by-blow reporting of the Seattle Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam, created by Seattle’s own Dane Kuttler. Although this post is concentrated on the competition, I would like to add an editorial note that our feature for the ... Read More

NYC in April

I took the weirdest pictures on my trip to New York. For some reason, out of my four-day trip to perform at the Bowery Poetry Club and then meet with my agent and editor at the Viking offices, these ... Read More