Becoming a conscientious objector isn’t simply saying no to war and walking away. It’s a complicated decision shrouded in public shaming, and for Rosa, a decision not made lightly. Her memoir gives us a glimpse into the female military experience and the effects 9/11 had on our young recruits.
Sit in a room full of English majors long enough, and you’ll eventually hear someone groan, “Ugh… math.” The topic may be differential calculus or how to split the tab, but the sentiment is always the same. Why, the lover of words bemoans, do we have to take a break from talking about books to do things with numbers?
From intimate readings to established conferences and book festivals, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past few months arranging opportunities for the world—at least our Pacific Northwest corner of it—to meet our books and their authors. There have been plenty of volunteer schedules to fill, promotional marketing and social media posts to plan, and boxes of books to cart to and fro. In return for that work, we’ve watched our authors delight and charm audiences while their books are admired, applauded, and carried away to new homes. So where in the world have we found Ooligan authors this fall?
There’s a massive amount of planning and production that goes into publishing a book, but the work doesn’t stop once a title is launched and alive in the world. Ooligan’s latest release, Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity, was published at the end of February, and the project team behind the […]
Now that Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before is out in the world, we’ve been putting all our energy into preparing for upcoming events. Karelia and Elisa, owner of Another Read Through, were a huge help in setting up the official launch. We celebrated the book’s message and insight into growing up gay […]
As the editors at CALYX continue to make their selections for the anthology (we now have 3 authors locked in!), here at Ooligan we are finishing up the first draft of our marketing plan. The ideas that we’ve been generating these first few weeks have been very exciting, and we’re all eager to get started […]