Monday, March 25, 2013

'And Hell Followed With Her': The West Coast Tour (so far)

Announcing the 'And Hell Followed' Spring Tour! Coming soon to a bookstore near you (if you happen to live on West Coast) ...

My book about the Minutemen and Shawna Forde will be released tomorrow at a bookstore near you (be sure to ask your favorite store for a copy). And I'll be signing copies at a number of stores in the Northwest early this spring. We're planning to expand later this spring to signings in California and elsewhere, but these are the dates we've lined up so far.

Tuesday, March 26
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27
Elliott Bay Books
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 28
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon
7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29
Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch
Secret Garden Books
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6
Fact and Fiction
220 N Higgins
Missoula, MT 59802
2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12
Village Books
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 20
Barnes & Noble
1315 N. Milwaukee St.
Boise, ID
4-7 p.m.

I'll also be making some radio appearances. I'll be on KUOW's "Weekday" show with Steve Scher on Wednesday morning, March 27, during the 9:00 a.m. PDT hour. I'll provide a link for that on the morning of the show.

 Also, I was interviewed last night on San Francisco's KGO AM by Pat Thurston, discussing the book's contents. You can listen to it here:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A nice review for 'And Hell Followed'

David Takami has written a nice review of my new book, And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, for the Seattle Times:

David Neiwert’s new book is a taut true-crime story told with a measure of gravitas, gripping as much for the grisly particulars of a violent murder as for the fascinating context of the anti-immigrant movement playing out along the U. S-Mexico border.

... Neiwert shows how credulous media members — especially local television stations and CNN’s Lou Dobbs — whipped up the hysteria with softball interviews of Chris Simcox, Jim Gilchrist and other Minuteman leaders. As the author astutely observes, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant frenzy recalls historical racism in the American west, especially anti-Asian campaigns in the 19th and 20th centuries.

... Though the incidents in this book occurred nearly four years ago, the circumstances surrounding the murders are still highly relevant. As the national debate on immigration heats up again, this is a must-read for those who seek a deeper understanding of the issues and emotions behind the rhetoric.

Some of you may have noticed that an excerpt ran this weekend in Salon:

Secrets of the right-wing conspiracy playbook 

The debate over immigration and the border is a classic example of how the extreme right manipulates real issues

And for those of you in the Bay Area, you may have heard me tonight on KGO-AM being interviewed by Pat Thurston. 

The word is getting out. I'll have more tomorrow.