New ‘Stellar’ Reviews of A Simplified Map

One of the best things about being a small press is keeping our books in print–and keeping the buzz going. Stevan Allred’s debut linked story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, came out in September 2013, and we’ve had a lot of good news recently. We’ve run out of the short run of his […]

Estacada in Fiction

Robin Cody and Stevan Allred kicked off the 2014 Mountain Writers Series last Wednesday night at The Press Club. Both of them have written work inspired by Estacada, Oregon–Robin’s in his acclaimed novel Ricochet River and Stevan’s in his linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World. Special thanks to Sandra and the Mountain […]

A Simplified Map of the Real World

Two Powell’s employees chose Stevan Allred’s A Simplified Map of the Real World as their favorite book of 2013. Staff Top 5s are released annually, and participants get to write a blurb-like review about their #1 picks. This year, 295 books are spotlighted by fifty-nine employees. Here’s this year’s edition. Read the blurbs, reviews, features, and other […]

Broadway Books

Local authors Natalie Serber and Stevan Allred took turns reading excerpts from their linked short story collections Thursday night at Broadway Books in Northeast Portland. Natalie’s debut, Shout Her Lovely Name, was released in paperback by Mariner earlier this year, and was named a New York Times Notable Book, and Stevan’s debut A Simplified Map of the Real […]

Lots of Stories at the Estacada Library

An enthusiastic crowd arrived at the Estacada Public Library Friday night to hear Stevan Allred read “Sink Like a Steamroller, Fly Like a Brick,” one of the most poignant stories in his debut collection. The library is Stevan’s hometown one, and the fictional town of Renata, where all the stories in A Simplified Map of […]