On Saturday, I read at The Book Cellar in Chicago with the the marvelous Kathleen Rooney. Kathy is the author of many books of poetry and prose and a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a really good friend with huge amounts of energy that she puts toward making the book world better. She read Hustle five times in different versions, and helped to make sure it came into the world.

The Book Cellar is a really great store operated by Suzy Tacas. Suzy is one of the most enthusiastic and friendly booksellers I’ve ever met, not to mention unbelievably kind.

Also, it was great to see my old pal Adin Bookbinder, who is working on a terrific novel called The Boy Soprano. Here is a link to an interview she did with One-Story.

Thanks to Kathy and Suzy, and everyone who came out!

Here is Suzy:








Here is Kathy reading:








Here is Kathy with her husband, the writer Martin Seay: