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Design books are open!

It's been years since I last opened my books to cover design projects, but things change. (What's changed: I miss it. Simple as that.) If you're an author or you know one, or an editor or art director, I'm available for a small number of projects. To shake off the

Design books are open!

Doodling is still writing

I didn't much feel like writing my newsletter this week, so I, uh, drew it instead. You can read the whole thing here. Not sure if I'll do this again, but it was pretty fun.

When you're up, you celebrate

Publishing can be a fickle business, someone once told me, so you have to make sure you celebrate every little positive thing that happens. Embrace the highs, because there are a lot of lows. On Tuesday, The Edge of Sleep was released. Publication day is always a high, so we

The Edge of Sleep is here!

Hi, friends! Today, I'm thrilled to announce, is publication day for The Edge of Sleep! I'm pretty proud of this novel, and it's unlike anything I've been a part of before. If you're a podcast listener, you may have come across The Edge of Sleep before. (It's only one of

Ideal reader

Yesterday Squish asked to read The Dark Age. She didn't mean the short story; she has read that a couple of times, including once yesterday. She knows the backstory, that I wrote the piece during a time in my life when I felt I was missing out on hers. "When

Happy looks good on me

Or so said Felicia when I sent her this little selfie from a recent walk. Despite a few speedbumps, the last few months have been really positive ones. I have been good to my body. I have eaten better than ever in my life. I have listened to new music,

A little book

In March, when I finished major work on the third draft of my in-progress novel, The Dark Age, I printed a copy, then set it aside to breathe a bit. I'd always intended this novel to be a slender little affair, and it very much isn't that. I don't think

Our little blue pixel

Carl Sagan's message about the "pale blue dot" is, I think, the single most beautiful and important piece of writing I've ever encountered. Here's how it begins: Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard

Novels and breakfast

Last year—two years ago?—while reading Station Eleven, I came upon these brief lines, in which Clark is thinking of his boyfriend, Robert: Robert in the mornings: he liked to read a novel while he ate breakfast. It was possibly the most civilized habit Clark had ever encountered. As

Preorder The Edge of Sleep for 25% off

A quick bonus post this week to share a special offer from Barnes & Noble: From Wednesday, 1/25, to Friday, 1/27, you can get 25% off all Barnes & Noble preorders using the code PREORDER25! Secure your copy of The Edge of Sleep today! Here are a few preorders I'm