Joshua Swainston, author of the novel The Tacoma Pill Junkies, will be joined at this special reading by Titus Burley and Melissa Thayer. The Tacoma Pill Junkies follows the lives of working class, twenty-something, pill addicts as they find out what trouble success can bring.
Joshua Swainston is a merchant mariner. Prior to that he has been a courier, loan shark, club promoter, Ryder truck rental agent, MC Donald's grill cook, taxi driver, valet, coffee roaster, wine distributor, psychologist assistant, UPS man, Disney Story stock boy, and played Santa Claus. When Joshua is not sailing he lives in Tacoma, WA with his family and writes Tacoma-centric fiction and nonfiction.