PAPERBACK of Right Back Where We Started From!

Filed under: Books,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 10:58 am on Sunday, August 14, 2022

PAPERBACKS of Right Back Where We Started From!

In some ways, this was more exciting than opening the box of hardbacks. I love paperback books.

Here I am with my hair in my face, opening the box:

You can order the paperback here!

More about the novel.

Interview on The Bookshop Podcast

Filed under: Books,Interviews,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 10:38 am on Sunday, August 14, 2022

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I had the pleasure to speak to Mandy Jackson-Beverly on The Bookshop Podcast about my novel, Right Back Where We Started From. Listen Here.

Mental Floss: Mary Astor’s Purple Diary, Old Hollywood’s Most Infamous Sex Scandal

Filed under: Articles,Nonfiction,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 9:16 am on Sunday, August 14, 2022

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For Mental Floss, I wrote 10 Juicy Facts About Mary Astor’s Purple Diary, Old Hollywood’s Most Infamous Sex Scandal. This scandal was a huge inspiration for my novel, Right Back Where We Started From. Poor Mary Astor was done dirty.

Interview In The Rumpus

Filed under: Books,Interviews,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 9:08 am on Sunday, August 14, 2022

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I was interviewed by the fabulous Frances Badalamenti in The Rumpus!

We talked about greed, ambition, and the “unlikable” female characters in my novel Right Back Where We Started From.

Read the interview here.

One Year Birthday of RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM

Filed under: Novel,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 8:32 am on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Today is the one-year anniversary of the publication of my novel, RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM.

And in honor of that anniversary, I want to show you my office chair.

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Yes. I need a new office chair.

I show you this because it illustrates the reality of being a writer. Most of my time is spent sitting in a chair typing. So much time, in fact, that I wore away the plastic coating on the seat.

Putting in zillions of hours focusing on craft is how this job works, at least for me. And it has worked out okay, even though sometimes there are setbacks, like it taking nine years for my first novel to make it into the world.

But I’m grateful it did.

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Happy birthday, old friend.

Learn more about RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM here.

Or buy it!

There’s also an audiobook!

The paperback will be out in late August, so stay tuned for that.

I’m A Writer But… Podcast

Filed under: Interviews,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 9:03 am on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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I was on the I’m A Writer But… podcast! I had a great time talking about RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM, ambition, and my crazy path to publication.

Listen Here

Article: Haunted by Houses

Filed under: Essays,Nonfiction,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 1:15 pm on Friday, December 10, 2021

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Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, I wrote about gothic horror, Shirley Jackson, and California Victorians:

RIGHT BEFORE SHIRLEY JACKSON began working on her 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, a postcard depicting a California mansion started bothering her. “It was an ugly house,” she wrote. “[A]ll angles and all wrong. It was sick, diseased.” She wrote to her mother, who still lived near San Francisco where Jackson grew up, and asked if she knew anything about it. Her mother replied that her “great-grandfather had built it. She remembered when the people of the town got together one night and burned it down.” Soon, Jackson was at work on the best haunted house novel I’ve read.

More here.

Interview On The 21st Show

Filed under: Interviews,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 2:45 pm on Friday, July 9, 2021

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I was on the radio on The 21st Show in Illinois, talking about workaholism. Listen here to
Were You Productive During The Pandemic?

KALW’s New Arrivals Podcast

Filed under: Interviews,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 2:40 pm on Friday, July 9, 2021

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I read an excerpt of my novel, RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM, today on KALW’s New Arrivals Podcast. Listen here!

Interview On C. P. Lesley’s Blog

Filed under: Interviews,RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM — Administrator at 2:25 pm on Friday, July 9, 2021

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I was interviewed about RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM on C. P. Lesley’s Blog. She asked a lot of in-depth questions about the plot, so you can get my inside take on the characters. Read it here.

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