My book, The Dead Will Rise and Save Us, has been out for just about a year now, and since it was the first year of my first book, it was a special one. I want to thank everyone who bought, read, and shared it. I was hoping that it would do well, and since it has already seen a second print run, I can say that I’m more than pleased with its success. The best things about the publication side of the writing life are the people you meet and the conversations you have.
The AWP conference in LA this year was a great time and taught me a lot about the business end of this. I met or reconnected with a number of passionate writers, editors, and publishers, people whose passion advances the culture of literature. (See an earlier post for more on the conference, including pics.)
2017, for me, will be exciting. I’ll be relocating to El Paso, TX (my hometown) and hoping to finish my first novel. There will be more readings/events coming up, including a big one in February that I’m dying to announce. I’m excited about what’s to come.