I’m thrilled to learn that my story at Electric Literature, “How Does a Person Become a Nun?”. has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize! This was such a great magazine to work with. You can read the story here: How Does a Person Become a Nun?
I had such a lovely time speaking with @nmlhazard and Tea Jai Travis about our books at the wonderful @bookfestwindsor. We discussed how we build our characters and having a strong sense of place in our novels. .
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I’m so happy this odd little story about mothers, daughters and nuns found a home at @electricliterature. Link in bio; thanks for reading! #writing
I’m excited to have a new story of mine, “How Does a Person Become a Nun? A Practical Guide”, available at Electric Literature. Here’s a brief excerpt, and you can read the whole story online here.
There is a process to these things, phases to the journey that you’ll be expected to pass through.
Period of Inquiry
Start young. When you’re walking with your mother down the streets of Boston, clinging to her hand, stare at a gaggle of nuns going by, the arresting flutter of their habits, the graceful uniformity of them. Point. “What are they?” They look like the swans that live in the Public Garden, moving in one honking crowd along the bank, an ungainly grace in their steps. “They’re sisters,” your mother will say. You’ve always wanted a sister. Cry without understanding why.
Always nice to see #thedevoted in a new bookshop. I’m in Portland Maine today and @print.bookstore has signed copies now! #writing
Hey Boston, I’m so excited to be reading from #thedevoted at @tridentbooks June 27 with @maura.roosevelt and @danaczapnik. This is one of my last events for the novel, and it’s going to be a great conversation! #amreading #writing #bostonlit #bostonbookstagram
#Chicago, you’ll always have a piece of my heart! So great to return to this amazing city to read from #thedevoted and teach at @storystudio_chicago. #writing
Had such a wonderful time chatting with @cdcastellani last night at Harvard Books about LEADING MEN and THE DEVOTED. The paperback of #thedevoted is officially launched! #writing
It’s almost here! Friends, THE DEVOTED arrives in paperback June 4 with a gorgeous new cover. Paperback launches are really important for debut writers, so I’d greatly appreciate your support in pre-ordering a copy if you haven’t gotten one already, leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads, or coming to an event if you’re in Boston or Chicago.
Order on Amazon or leave a review: http://a.co/hESx59h
Goodreads page: http://bit.ly/2M9KaEs
Come to an event:
June 4, 2019 / Boston, MA
7pm: Reading at Harvard Bookstore with Chris Castellani
1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
June 13, 2019 / Chicago, IL
7pm: Reading at Women & Children First Bookstore with Jaclyn Gilbert
5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
June 27, 2019 / Boston, MA
7pm: Reading at Trident Booksellers with Dana Czapnik and Maura Roosevelt
338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
Thanks so much for helping this book make its way in the world!
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Ready to go on tour for #thedevoted. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the paperback cover, available June 4! #writing #amwriting #novel #paperback #booktour