Wednesday, July 14, 2021

It Matters To Me: A Podcast

Shortly after ALL TOGETHER NOW came out a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with Adam Casey on his podcast "It Matters To Me."  

Check out our hour-long conversation here, in which we talk about writing, books, Midwestern accents and much, much more.

Being a guest on a podcast is one of my favorite things. As a novelist, long-form conversations come naturally to me. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed blabbing.

How A Picture Becomes A Cover

Hello, Friends. Hope you're all enjoying your summer. It's flaming hot in Baltimore at the moment. According to the news, though, it's flaming hot nearly everywhere, so I hope you're staying cool and hanging in there.

I recently wrote an essay on writing for my friends at Writer Unboxed. I talked a bit about gathering inspiration from the world around you, and I also revealed the inspiration behind the cover of my newest novel, ALL TOGETHER NOW

Check it out here if you're interested.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

All Together Now: The Virtual Launch

If you're unable to attend the ALL TOGETHER NOW launch event at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore on June 15, don't worry, you can still experience some big launch energy. 

I'm happy to report that I'll be virtually appearing in conversation with my writer buddy Jessica Anya Blau on June 17 at 7pm eastern time courtesy of the delightful One More Page Books in Arlington, VA. 

As mentioned, the event is virtual, so there's really no excuse not to go. You don't even have to wear pants. And, if you purchase ALL TOGETHER NOW through One More Page Books, your copy will come with a book plate signed by me. 

Register today!

All Together Now: You're Invited to The Ivy Bookshop

My fourth novel, ALL TOGETHER NOW, comes out in less than two weeks, and I'm thrilled that I'll be launching it into the world in person at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, MD. 

If you're anywhere near Baltimore, please come. The event will be held outside on the Ivy's lovely back patio and will include a reading, a signing, and a conversation with the shop's owner, Emma Snyder. Tickets are free, of course. However, due to capacity rules, you need to register for a spot.

The Ivy Bookshop
Baltimore, MD
June 15 at 7pm

Register Now
! Hope to see you there.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Free Books -- Including Mine

The folks at Penguin Random House are hellbent on giving away free books. This insanity includes my upcoming novel, ALL TOGETHER NOW, complete with its very sunny, beach-ready cover.

If you like free things, I recommend signing up immediately

Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks as publication day draws near (June 15). Or, if you want to just get it over with now, go ahead and pre-order ALL TOGETHER NOW today, wherever you pre-order books. Honestly, that just seems easier.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Scenes Matter Most

I recently wrote a brief post about the importance of scene writing in literature for my friends over at Writer Unboxed. If you're interested, have a look. 

Scenes aren't a new thing in writing, obviously, but I'm arguing that the Golden Age of Episodic Television that we're currently experiencing has made dialogue and dramatic action in fiction more important than ever. 

See, it's not all jokes with me. I'm a serious damn writer.

And if you're a writer, too, or if you're looking to become one, be sure to check out all the other great posts on Writer Unboxed. It's a valuable resource, and it's absolutely free. Zero dollars. Which isn't bad.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Coming 6.15.21

I'm thrilled to announce that I have an all-new novel out this summer. It's called ALL TOGETHER NOW, and here's the pitch:

At just thirty-five, reclusive billionaire Robbie Malcolm is a renowned financial prognosticator, a celebrated philanthropist, and a mathematical genius. Also, he’s dying, which is a fact he’s carefully concealing from the world.

As he takes stock, Robbie realizes that his wealth means nothing if he can’t help the people who matter most. So he invites his oldest friends—Blair, Cat, and Wade—to their beloved Fenwick Island on the coast of Delaware to share his secret and to reveal plans for each of them that he believes will change their lives forever.

However, Robbie isn’t the only one with secrets. The bonds the friends formed as teenagers still exist, but adulthood has brought a whole new set of complications, like unrequited loves, marriages on the brink, and so much unfulfilled potential. Robbie’s plans may look good on paper, but are they any match for the utter disaster that is real life?

As everything comes to light over a wild weekend full of surprises, Robbie learns there are still some things money can’t buy, and a group of friends who thought their best years were behind them realize just how much they have to look forward to.

ALL TOGETHER NOW hits bookstores and e-readers on 6.15.21, but you can pre-order now wherever you buy books.