FAMILY STORIES front coverAs many of you know, last year I ventured into the world of small presses by publishing the children’s picture book, The Adventures of a Sparrow Named Stanley for Hidden Timber Books. I am thrilled to announce that Hidden Timber Books has just published its second title, Family Stories from the Attic, which I co-edited with Christi Craig.

Family Stories from the Attic is an anthology of nearly two dozen works of prose and poetry inspired by letters, diaries, photographs, and other family papers and artifacts. Every time I read through the pieces, I fall more in love with the stories of immigration and migration, time, history, family, love, and change. The contributors represent both new and established authors and are from throughout the United States and Australia.

To celebrate, the press is hosting a book giveaway. Click here to read the anthology’s introduction and learn how you can receive one of three free copies (giveaway entries end on Sunday, April 9 at midnight CDT).

Everyone is invited to the anthology’s official launch event, which will be held at Boswell Book Company (2559 N. Downer Ave. in Milwaukee) on Saturday, May 13th, at 7 p.m. There you will be able to purchase the book, get it signed, and hear several of the contributors read from their family stories. I hope to see you there! (And congratulations to Daniel Goldin and everyone at Boswell Book Company, which was just named by Real Simple magazine as the best bookstore in Wisconsin.)