If you’ve recommended me a book this year, first of all—thank you. Second of all, thank you.
Research can be fun. It can be more than fun. Research can be justice.
What have you done to be brave recently?
Were it not for my trouble settling into it, The Vanishing Half would be, for me, a near-perfect book.
Don’t squander that which remains. Honor the past. Embrace the present. Seize the future.
I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed for author Neda Aria’s “Writer vs. Writer” series.
For the first time since my dad’s death in 2016, I spoke publicly about the effect his first attempt on his life (and subsequent, successful attempt) had on me, my family, and my creative process.
No matter the horrors of our past, our lives have only just begun.
It’s going to take work to find, to grow our literary families. It’s going to take time. It will take all the patience we can muster and more, but it can happen.