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Jamie Ford
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My favorite Instagram hashtag #BookFaceFriday. Photos from NYPL, TysverBibliotek, AkademiBokhandelnulea, and Dover Public Library 

I'm on Instagram @JamieFordOfficial
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Thoughts on rape culture, football, and Jon Krakauer's latest. #Missoula
When it comes to football, our fandom sometimes gets in the way of our reason. That's why Baltimor...
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WHO IS ON TWITTER? My Twitter ID is @JamieFord 
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FOR SALE: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer, low mileage. 
Selling a slightly used Imperial II-class Star Destroyer. Previously (slightly) owned by a navigator of a spice freighter, this vessel has been sitting on my moisture farm and needs to be removed...
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Behold, cotton candy french fries! Somehow it just makes sense to post this on 420 day. 
“I saw a pale horse and the name of him upon it was Death, and he ordered cotton-candy fries. http://t.co/jaIREbKoIP”
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A pride of lions, a murder of crows, a limo of writers? At the Southern Kentucky Book Fest with Andrea Cremer, Chloe Neill, Patrick Carmen, J.D. Payne, and Diana Gabaldon. 
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For the first time in our 21-year history, CATS sold out a Thursday night show! And to top it off, the audience gave the cast of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" a standing ovation. #Theatre  
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What's your excuse for not writing? 
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Dogs needing to be walked. Cats on laptops.
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HISTORICAL BADASS OF THE WEEK: Emma Gatewood, who at 67 became the 1st woman to hike the 2168-mile Appalachian Trail. (She did it while wearing Keds). 
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I'll be teaching a writing workshop at the MixedRemixed Festival in LA, June 13th. WRITERS: PREPARE FOR GLORY. 
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet now in its 10th printing in the UK. Thank you! #unitedkingdom  
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At the Southern Kentucky Book Fest with the great Terry Brooks. #Shannara  
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Literary Grifter
Skills
Avoiding hangovers
Employment
  • Literary Fight Club
    Cage Fighter, 2009 - present
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Seattle, WA - Port Orchard, WA - Anchorage, AK - Honolulu, HI - Eureka, CA - Great Falls, MT
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Tagline
Decent writer. Failed poet. Stridently self-deprecating.
Introduction
Jamie Ford is the great grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name "Ford," thus confusing countless generations.

His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was a New York Times bestseller and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

His new novel SONGS OF WILLOW FROST was published in 2013

Bragging rights
His work has been translated into 34 languages. Jamie is still holding out for Klingon (that’s when you know you’ve made it).
Education
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
    Visual Communications, 1986 - 1988
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Dad, Star-spawn of Cthulhu
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Giant Godzilla Christmas Tree Spruces Up Tokyo Mall
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Pining for those classic Japanese monster movies that had you sitting on pins and needles? Well fir not, er, fear not! The giant Godzilla Ch

Michelle Shocked Releases Silent Album, Names Songs After Music Execs
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'Inaudible Woman' follows in the footsteps of Vulfpeck's 'Sleepify,' except it can allegedly be heard by dogs

What Amazon Didn’t Say in Its Blog Post about Hachette - The Mac Observer
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Amazon has come forth and told unto us it is waging holy war against Hachette for lo! The children. For only lower book prices can save the

Luis Alberto Urrea's Border-Crossing Journeys | Moyers & Company...
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The acclaimed storyteller shares how family history and immigration politics converge in his personal and literary life.

Why We Need Diverse Books
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Guest Post by Ellen Oh Young adult author and educator Ellen Oh, founder of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, shares some of the personal re

Living Sick and Dying Young in Rich America
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Chronic illness is the new first-world problem.

I Wake Up Screening
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THE COUNSELOR (2013) - A Review Revisited Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, and Oscar ballots are starting to be returned, I want

Almost Famous Revisited – The Uncool - The Official Site for Everything ...
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In celebration of a recent screening of Almost Famous at the Alamo Drafthouse, Cameron spoke to Todd Gilchrist of Bad Ass Digest about the f

The Case Against High-School Sports
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The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwid

Superman and the Car
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The real story behind the cover of Action Comics #1 came to me in a dream. I, of course, had to draw it. Yes, I know car alarms didn't exist

Here's How You Ruin Wonder Woman For The Movies
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We all want a Wonder Woman movie. Why? Because a Wonder Woman movie would be crazy aces. You could do a really cool thing with her being equ

Best Historical Fiction 2013 — Goodreads Choice Awards
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Discover the Best Historical Fiction in the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.

An evening with Jamie Ford « Susan Blumberg-Kason
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Tonight I trekked out to my husband Tom's old stomping grounds to see New York Times best-selling author Jamie Ford. I've read both of his n

Panama Hotel in the Seattle Times
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My research of the Seattle Times historical archive for mentions of the Panama Hotel yielded stories of a colorful past. For example: Oct 21

Jamie Ford, Author – Official Site - BitterSweet Blog
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Jamie Ford’s debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, will be published by Ballantine in January 2009, It’s a bittersweet tale about racism

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Gawker is the definitive news and gossip sheet for followers of entertainment, media, and business.

Omelas State University – Whatever
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Omelas State University. November 10, 2011 By John Scalzi Leave a Comment. These things should be simple: 1. When, as an adult, you come com