Join us in Bloom today at 3:00 PM CST for a chat with author Nickolas Butler. He’ll be answering questions about his novels Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men, his writing process, and whatever else you want to ask!

Nickolas Butler is the author of the internationally-best selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men, which has already been longlisted for two of France’s top literary awards. He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Along the way, he has worked as: a Burger King maintenance man, a tutor, a telemarketer, a hot-dog vendor, an innkeeper (twice), an office manager, a coffee roaster, a liquor store clerk, and an author escort. His itinerant work includes: potato harvester, grape picker, and Christmas tree axe-man. He is also the author of the short story collection, Beneath the Bonfire. His short stories, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, The Lumberyard, The Christian Science Monitor, Narrative, Sixth Finch, and several other publications. He lives on sixteen acres of land in rural Wisconsin adjacent to a buffalo farm with his wife and two children.