“THEFT is the best book I've read in as long as I can remember.”
--Catherine Ryan Hyde, PAY IT FORWARD
Several schools have contacted me about adopting THEFT as their first-year reader. Teachers, too, have let me know that they are teaching my novel in their classrooms. I hope this page helps give some insights and possible discussion topics for...
NEW BOOK FORTHCOMING FROM COUNTERPOINT PRESS! ANIMAL, MINERAL, RADICAL: COLLECTED ESSAYS by BK Loren, available February 12, 2013. Radical originally meant getting to the root of things, the origin. It comes from the Latin radix, radicis,...
This page offers excerpts from a few of my published works. I will post a different excerpt every week. ...
I was born premature. That was the end of my precociousness. Mostly, I have spent my life trying to find quiet jobs that allow some psychological space where I can write in my head as I work. I’ve worked on a ranch, in a candy factory (Russell Stover), in retail stores selling shoes. I’ve built furniture, cooked for a gourmet catering service in NYC, cooked, also, in a weird little cafe run by a reverend healer who cured people’s ailments with a pendulum and herbs. I was an aide on a locked psych ward, a tenured college professor, a graphic artist, a UPS driver, and now and again I still work as a professional brainstormer for branding companies. I was extremely grateful for the chance to go to college (it was never a given), but I also feel that these life experiences inform my writing as much as any class ever has. The publishing editor of my first book told me I wrote like I was raised by wolves. I try to live up to that daily.
Thanks to these venues for hosting events for Animal, Mineral, Radical earlier in 2013:
And thanks to:
for interviews so far. (More radio interviews to come; see list above.)
"BK Loren writes like Yo-Yo Ma plays the cello." --Candace Walsh, New Mexico Magazine, May 2013 Learn More