Kristy Athens ~ Wordsmith

Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living

Check out the website and the Facebook page! You can read reviews, find out when I’m coming to read in your town, and learn more about me and the book that tells you everything you need to know so you can move from the city to the country.

You can purchase the book at the publisher’s website, Process Media, or your local, independent bookstore. It’s everywhere else, but wouldn’t you rather support a small business?

I began to compose essays about country living after I started Time to Write on Boxing Day 2005. A couple were published: in Portland Monthly Magazine (“Acres and Pains” in October 2006) and Northwest Palate (“How to Dress a Quail,” July/August 2008). In 2009, I spent a month as a guest of my writer-Grandma. In March and April 2010, I traveled to Harney County, Oregon, as a Writer-in-Residence to teach in its extremely rural schools and continue my work. In July 2010, I spent a week at Soapstone integrating the comments of the score of people who read and commented on sections of what had become a 400-page book!