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Siel wants to see you in September

Siel wants to see you in September

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I just quit my day job. And while I suddenly have a lot more time for socializing and posing for pics with photogenic purple veggies, I’d love to see you at one of my three September readings — all of which are free… read more

Cake Time in August: Two readings, two interviews

Cake Time in August: Two readings, two interviews

Is it really August already? Last night I had a nightmare that stores were already selling Halloween-themed tchotchkes. I woke up to a happier world, if rather anxious to really make the most of the rest of this summer — And I hope you’ll be part of it. I have a… read more

I'm on the Otherppl podcast

I’m on the Otherppl podcast

Ever wondered about my thoughts on religion, AA, and the Midwest? Okay, maybe you haven’t — but tune in to the latest episode of Otherppl with Brad Listi, my favorite literary podcast, to hear me ramble about all of those topics and more! I’ve listened to so many authors I… read more

One book review in The Los Angeles Review

One book review in The Los Angeles Review

The very last print issue of The Los Angeles Review came in the mail a few weeks ago — and in the back pages is a book review of Nadine Darling’s She Came From Beyond! written by yours truly — I’m so glad that The Los Angeles Review has now… read more

Cake Time interview with The Rumpus

Cake Time interview with The Rumpus

Thank you to The Rumpus for interviewing me about Cake Time and writing! Here’s a quick excerpt from A Funny Inevitability: In Conversation with Siel Ju: Rumpus: You ended the novel on this note of uncertainty with the character in this common adult situation, with someone who doesn’t want to… read more

Thank you Brooklyn and Philadelphia

Thank you Brooklyn and Philadelphia

Thank you to Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn for hosting the Red Hen Press reading earlier this month — with a wine reception, no less! This gorgeous neighborhood bookstore was such a fun place to read — and it was an honor to get to read with two of my fellow… read more