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It's here! My first proof copy of Here's Waldo just came in the mail, and it is perfect. I can't believe how amazing it is in person. Swipe through to see a dream come true, including an unboxing video! And a reminder that you can pre-order this through the link in my bio! Wow. I am so incredibly happy right now. This is the best early birthday present I could ask for. Less than 2 months till pub date! 😱 #HeresWaldo #novel #comingofage #published #publication #publishing #writing #fiction #nostalgia #90s #iwrotethis #indieauthor #indieauthors #writingcommunity #woot #celebration #ididit #dreamcometrue #paperback #writer #Chicago #chicagoland #desplaines #illinois #winstonsalem #dtws #wsnc
Huge thanks to James Diaz and Anti-Heroin Chic! I’m so excited for this one to go live!
So thrilled to share my piece on grief and art that’s live in Cabinet of Heed! This is a massive issue, and I can’t wait to dig into it. Rachel Abbey McCafferty’s The Teeth Were Sharp, The Eyes Were Wide and Wilson Koewing’s Ghosted both absolutely floored me already. Check it out here!
The day after I graduated college, back in 2014, I started writing Here’s Waldo. Today, the day after moving into a new place with the love of my life, I started writing The Brother We Share. This will be autofiction, a novel that tracks my suicide attempt in 2016, only in this version of events, I didn’t survive. It’ll focus on my brothers and my friends who became brothers. It’ll be a story where my younger brother CJ found Here’s Waldo before I’d been able to finish it and decided to turn it into this book instead, a hybrid of that story and the intertwined lives of my friends, family, and I. I cannot express how thankful I am to be here and to have the life and the opportunities that I now have. Life is absolutely precious, and while this book will be hard to write, it’ll also be necessary for me. Thanks so much to all of you for supporting me on my journey, and an immeasurable thanks to the folks who kept me alive when I was barely hanging on. None of this would’ve been possible without you.