Sometimes sports are serious business, and sometimes they can be just plain fun. I lean towards fun.
In the opening chapter of his Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres, music critic and journalist Kelefa Sanneh makes the observation that Musicians, I have learned, generally hate talking about genres. And reasonably enough: it’s not their job. Virtually every music interview I have conducted has elicited some version of the […]
All my life I have been lucky to have creative friends. Authors, poets, essayists, academics, bloggers, incredible writers who I have known in person and met online. Fascinating, wonderful people who I admire greatly, and who have made me a better person and writer through connection. Someday I’ll tell you more about them. But for […]
Well that was quick! Heretic is officially available on Kindle through your favorite Amazon marketplace. For those of you who prefer hard copies (I do too), my publisher doesn’t print physical books until 200 ebooks are sold. I’ve bought mine, so it’s only 199 to go, team! Below you can read a sample of the […]
We have a cover, and ain’t she a beaut? Plus, the story of how the cover came to be.
Sometimes, the proof is in the edit.
My favorite part of researching literature is contextualizing the text. I know, I know – That is a punishingly boring thing to set in stone as a favorite anything, but let me explain. Basically, my favorite part of research is the fact that I get to be as nosy and gossipy as I want about […]
Sometimes we eat for the engine, and sometimes we eat for the heart. This is about the latter.
Jeymes Samuel made a western that looks like something out of the 60s on paper and something entirely new on the screen, and that’s awesome.
I was recently reminded that my home state has some funny names, so let’s celebrate that.