Upcoming Info:

watch this space for announcements…


“An Artist’s Artist,” Interview by C. Halberg in 2022 issue of North Carolina Literary Review

Interview on CNN (regarding the 2021 Capitol riots and rural politics), read here

Interview on NC Public Radio’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio, listen here

Interview with Blue Ridge Public Radio, listen here

“Enough with Mountain Man Stereotypes,” Interview in BOMB magazine, read here

“This Off-Kilter Triangle,” Interview in THE RUMPUS (with Rachel Heng), read here

READING WOMEN podcast, listen here

DEBUTIFUL podcast, May 2020–listen here

MOUNTAIN XPRESS profile, July 2020–available here

BOOK PEOPLE conversation with Edward Carey, July 2020–available here

More coming soon!


POETS AND WRITERS – click to hear the author read an excerpt from F*ckface

ECOTONE: click here to watch Leah read an excerpt from her story “Parkway” in Ecotone Magazine

CITY LIGHTS NC “Even As We Breathe” Subscription, Sylva NC
Summer Book Bundle, with David Joy and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
Buy new books from three WNC authors, support an indie bookseller, and get free shipping and a discount!

Past Readings (recordings of some of these events are available):

March 2022: Visiting Writers Series, Elon University

November 2021: Reading/Presentations at Virginia Tech MFA

October 2021: H. B. Frank Visiting Writers Series, Appalachian State University

September 30, 2021: Reading (with Jess Arndt), University of Idaho Creative Writing MFA

April 2021: Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival, live and in person! Festival schedule here

July 19 – 23, 2021: Hindman Settlement School Appalachian Writers’ Workshop faculty and reading

January 14, 2021 – Flyleaf Books, 6pm (online)
In conversation with Karen Salyer McElmurray and Annette Clapsaddle; listen here

November 16, 2020 – Malaprops Books, Asheville, NC, 6pm eastern
ONLINE in conversation with Charles Dodd White–details here

November 7, 2020 – Panel for Texas Book Festical: Watch HERE!
Panel with Michener alumni Maria Reva, Ben Phillippe, and Travis Tate.

October 3, 2020 – Nashville, TN
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, reading and discussion, 5pm (online)

October 4, 2020 – Online with McSweeney’s Issue 61
Live reading on McSweeney’s Instagram page, 9pm eastern

September 30, 2020 – Knoxville, TN
UNION AVENUE BOOKS, in conversation with R. L. Maizes, 7pm. Details here!

September 17, 2020 – North Carolina Literary Review
NC Writers Network reading with Katey Schultz! 6pm live on YouTube

August 21, 2020 – Saint Petersburg, FL
TOMBOLO BOOKS, Live on Facebook! Watch the recording here

July 22, 2020 – Raleigh, NC
in conversation with Belle Boggs, 7pm

July 17, 2020 – Austin, TX
BOOK PEOPLE (online- click HERE to register)
in conversation with Edward Carey, 7pm Central/8pm Eastern

July 15, 2020 – Asheville, NC
MALAPROPS (online – click HERE to register), 
reading and virtual launch (SIGNED copies available!), 6pm

July 14, 2020 – Sylva, NC
DRIVE-BY BOOK PARTY!! LIVE and in person!
Curbside/drive-by signing and sidewalk event; wear a mask, get a cool sticker! More details on City Lights Events page