Y.N.T. @ Late Night Debut

Vanessa Veselka & Lidia Yuknavitch chose to discuss Yeah. No. Totally. for Late Night Debut, and I’m pretty much over the moon about it.

Here’s the show: http://latenightlibrary.org/lisa-wells-yeah-no-totally/

I admire Vanessa’s book Zazen very much (so do the folks at PEN: http://redlemona.de/richard-nash/blog/vanessa-veselkas-zazen-wins-the-penrobert-bingham-award-for-best-first-novel)

and Lidia’s groundbreaking memoir, A Chronology of Water (so do the folks at PNBA: http://www.pnba.org/2012BookAwards.html)

They’ve been teaming up on other fronts including this great conversation on women and violence over at the Believer:  http://believermag.tumblr.com/post/17562504296/vanessa-veselka-author-of-zazen-pictured-above

Thanks for reading!

xo — Lisa


Yeah. No. Totally. Featured @ Late Night Library

The good folks over at Late Night Library have kindly chosen to feature Yeah. No. Totally. for the month of January. I feel very lucky to join their ranks of debut authors!

Check them out here: http://latenightlibrary.org/

“Late Night Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting talented writers early in their careers. Our programs include two podcast series (Late Night Debut and Late Night Conversation), multi-genre events in Brooklyn and Portland (In and Out of Town Reading Series), a visiting writers series in Portland at Northwest Academy, a national campaign to support independent bookstores and publishers (One for the Books!), an annual prize for early-career authors (the Debut-litzer Award), and a literary journal featuring debut book reviews and interviews with early career authors (Late Night Review).”

Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension

It’s been a great week for Michael Heald, the man behind Perfect Day Publishing. His book “Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension” was released last week and I flew home to Portland to help celebrate.

Here’s a link to his interview with Dave Miller on Think Outloud where he talks about the book, his origins as a publisher, and the end of his twenties:


And here’s a write up on the release party @ Electric Literature:


It’s a truly wonderful, passionate, neurotic book and only ten bucks. Christmas gifts!


xo LW