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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ooligan Press 369 Neuberger Hall 724 SW Harrison Street Portland, Oregon 97201 Tel | 503.725.9748 Fax | 503.725.3561 Email | ooligan@ ooliganpress.pdx.edu

The Ocean in My Ears Meagan Macvie

“A strong debut novel featuring memorable, relatable characters making adult decisions at the edge of high school in a fantastically drawn Alaskan setting.”

—School Library Journal

PORTLAND, OR—Meagan Macvie, native Alaskan and author of Ooligan Press’s latest title, The Ocean in My Ears, will be going on tour through Southcentral Alaska this December. The tour, hosted by 49 Writers and supported in part by the Alaska Humanities Forum, will take her through Palmer, Anchorage, Cooper Landing, Seward, and Soldotna from December 15–22. Friday, December 15, 2017 | Palmer 4 PM: Fireside Books; in-store book signing; FREE 6:45 PM: Turkey Red Restaurant; author dinner; $30 per ticket Saturday, December 16, 2017 | Anchorage 3-5 PM: Alaska Humanities Forum; workshop: “I’m Just Being Myselfie: How Young Narrators Come Alive on the Page (Without Coming Off Like Posers); $45-55 per ticket 7 PM: Indigo Tea Lounge; reading, author craft talk, Q&A, and book signing; FREE Sunday, December 17, 2017 | Cooper Landing 2 PM: Cooper Landing Community Library; reading, Q&A, and book signing; FREE Sunday, December 17, 2017 | Seward Time TBA: Resurrect Art Coffee House; reading, Q&A, and book signing; FREE Friday, December 22, 2017 | Soldotna 4:30 PM: Soldotna Public Library; reading, Q&A, and book signing; FREE

Author: Meagan Macvie Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $16.00 ISBN: 978-1-932010-94-7 Pub Date: November 7, 2017 Contact: Emily HagenBurger emily.hagenburger@ ooliganpress.pdx.edu

We would love to see these events publicized in local media, and Meagan may be available for an interview or feature. The Ocean in My Ears is a young adult book set in Soldotna in the early 1990s. It has received a starred Kirkus review as well as positive reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal. It was also listed as a must-read November publication by Barnes and Noble, Bustle, and BookRiot.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Meagan Macvie was born and raised in Alaska. She received her MFA in fiction from Pacific Lutheran University. Her work has appeared in Narrative, Fugue, and Barrelhouse, as well as the short story anthology Timberland Writes Together. Meagan lives with her husband and daughter in Washington State. Visit her website at meaganmacvie.com.

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