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About meStylin' librarian, vegan and crafter extraordinaire. Married to an awesome guy and mommy to two kitty-babies. I love magical realism, humour and listening to audiobooks in the car.

About my libraryI work in a college library. It is awesome. My library at home is one bookshelf, cause I'm not afraid to weed the collections! I only collect works by Murakami religiously, then there are a smattering of others.

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Favorite authorsMikhail Bulgakov, Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, Haruki Murakami (Shared favorites)


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Currently readingColorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage: A novel by Haruki Murakami
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Nancy Knows by Cybele Young
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan

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Hi Leah,

I don't know if you ever had a chance to read some of the novel, but I thought I'd send you an update.

I've had some luck lately with publishing excerpts of the novel(now called Trestle). Heavy Feather Review has published a short chapter in its January issue ( In February This Literary Magazine (, will publish a long excerpt, and in March carte blanche, published by the Quebec Writers' Federation ( publish the prologue.

I've done one last rewrite of the entire novel and you're welcome to check it out at I always enjoy feedback.


I'm praying for it! ;D
Hey Leah, there are a couple job postings over here you should look into... youth librarian... specifically teen!
I misses you at your local public library!!
Hi Leah,

I'm gathering feedback for a final revise of MB, not that I haven't been revising plenty in the meantime. If you could even get to the first 30 pages of the current manuscript that would be great. Again the url is


oh my gosh! I have won so many books already! yay website!
Thanks, Leah. Good luck with the program.

Hi Leah,

I read and liked your review of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I too am a Murakami fan, so much so that I'm writing a novel that has a Murakami-like character. I've published two previous novels, both of which were realistic and well reviewed (The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed and The Perfume Factory). This one, Mother's Beach, is much different, experimental and meta-fictional. I'd like to get some feedback on the opening chapters of the book, which I've posted as a PDF at I'm thick-skinned and welcome criticism.

If you have the time to read any of it, I'd be very appreciative.


Alex Austin
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