was spent talking shop and life with Ryan Ridge and his wife Ashley Farmer. Both are great writers. At this risk of horn-tooting, there was a nice amount of talent sitting at the table. Ryan has two books that are out: Ox and Hunters and Gamblers, and American Homes is forthcoming from Mud Luscious Press. Ashley’s book, Snow / Sunrise / Ambulance, is forthcoming from Tiny Hardcore Press. Ryan and Ashley also have exquisite chapbooks forthcoming from Rust Belt Bindery. And I got some book things coming out, too 😉 Anyhow, it was a good night and Long Beach, CA was well-represented. Well represented.