For Loving One Man?

After much hemming and hawing with They Who Writers Must Obey—better known to you as Amazon—my new book, Truly Are the Free, is available in paperback! (You should definitely read it. Immediately. Even at great risk to your personal safety.) And since you’re already...

On Epigraphs

[My new book, Truly Are the Free, will be available the 30th of November in both print and ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or in ebook on Kobo. You can also find my first book, None of Us the Same, at those same vendors.] I never really thought much about...

Jazz and Dada

My second novel, Truly Are the Free, is coming out on the 30th of November, which has me rather stoked. I put the first word of the book down on paper—or in electrons, as is The Modern Way—the 29th of September last year, so I’ve been living with this particular set...

How to Be a Good Grown Up

[At the time this post goes up, I’ll be somewhere over the North Pole, flying the Great Circle Route to Tokyo, then another 8 hours on to Jakarta. I believe this to be the Longest Plane Trip on Earth, but I’m willing to be challenged. I’m reposting...

Hyphenated-Americans

I took the day off from Writing Important Stuff yesterday to head over to the NASCAR track in Richmond with Kay-Kay. This was not for stock car racing, but rather for the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games. Come to think of it, “highland games” and...

Other Voices

I turned over my second book, Truly Are the Free, to the copy editor on Friday. That’s always a Highly Emotional Event, since it’s the moment one’s beautiful, finely crafted, and perfectly constructed literary stroke of genius gets turned into… a product. In the end,...

Remembering Pooh

Yesterday was our local literary shindig, the annual Williamsburg Book Festival. This is held in conjunction with a much bigger cultural shindig called An Occasion for the Arts, which has become something of a juggernaut. Or at least a relative juggernaut, given that...