It’s been so exciting to see people loving up on the Meredith Alling book. Sing the Song is perfect for fighting those winter blahs. Every time I hand it to an unsuspecting reader, they start reading and their eyes just LIGHT UP! If you don’t know the weird joys of Meredith’s writing, get with it, bub (and snag a signed copy straight from her here).

Kevin Sampsell and Meredith Alling at the Sing the Song release party in Los Angeles.

Coming up soon for us is our next Scout Book chapbook, this one by living literary legend, Gary Lutz. Pre-orders are up now for Assisted Living–four dazzling new stories that are as funny and dark as you’d expect from a writer that George Saunders calls “a master” and Sam Lipsyte says is “a revolutionary force.”

Gary Lutz

Our past Scout Books have all been amazing and most are sold out (we only print 750 of each, so they’re limited). Past Scout Book beauties have been by Aaron Gilbreath, Melody Owen, Sommer Browning, Chelsea Hodson, May-Lan Tan, Jay Ponteri, and Szilvia Molnar. All of them so different and yet so tasty. Expect the Lutz to get shipped to you in mid-January. And thanks again to the great Scout Books printing team!