Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity
Presented by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books / FSG
From her new forever home in Portland, Oregon, author Mo Daviau reflects on what makes a writing community, the importance of first books, and her favorite bookstore in the world (which curiously is not Powell’s!). Every Anxious Wave is her first novel.
The secret to why I wrote a time travel novel is in my book’s dedication. I’m not a big science fiction reader. The inscription reads, For my father, George Daviau (1910-1992), who, by the stretch in our years, made me a time traveler.
The job of being a mother (and make no mistake, it is hard labour, even if no-one pays you to do it) is pretty compatible with writing, as long as you let your standards of cleanliness and decency slide.