Waldo is 1 today! Thank you so much for reading my story about a nerdy kid who came from the torn up part of town. Think I might make a pilgrimage there today to celebrate. 😊 And if you haven’t read this yet but want to, you can get it from your favorite indie bookstore here!
It’s my birthday, and THE BROTHER WE SHARE is out in the world! Couldn’t ask for a better bday present. 😊
Y’all have already made this day amazing. 👇 Thank you to Red, Alien Buddha Press, & all of you!!! You can buy a copy here!
I had the honor and joy of going back home to Cease, Cows for an author interview. Chuck and I talked process, memory vs. narrative portrayal of memory, the glitch-in-reality nature of grief, support in the writing community… I also shouted out more writers than I can list here. 😊❤ You can read the full interview here!
THE BROTHER WE SHARE comes out in one week, and I can’t think of a better way to mark that than seeing this go live. It was an absolute joy answering Aura Martin’s questions. 😊 BONUS: I read an excerpt from TBWS in this! (“San Andreas Heaven” for the Cleaver Magazine crowd.) You can read the full interview here!
I made something for you all.
It’s strange promoting this book, being excited for something this personal & hard, wondering how to show & describe this what-could-have-been.
So anyway, I made this book trailer & I think it captures it. Thank you. ❤
Cover reveal and pre-order link drop? Cover reveal and pre-order link drop.
THE BROTHER WE SHARE drops 9/1/21 through Alien Buddha Press! Get the novel that Susan Triemert calls “a book you do not want to miss,” “both brilliant and beautifully written.”
- THE BROTHER WE SHARE is coming out this year, on my birthday, September 1st!!!
- I just realized that since HERE’S WALDO came out October 1st of last year, this will be two novels launching in a one-year period for me.
I’m happy-weepy right now because THE BROTHER WE SHARE, my what-could-have-been novel about suicide, grief, recovery, and family, is going to be published by Alien Buddha Press. I signed the contract yesterday. I’m so thankful, so happy for this and to even still be here. Wow. 🙏❤️
A writer I admire was a beta reader for The Brother We Share, and they sent their notes last night. Said things like “pushing the boundaries of what is possible” and “still in awe.” Said the manuscript was “perhaps the most immersive and visceral thing” they’ve read in a while. 😭 So yeah, that just made my week.