Recent News & Reviews

It’s been a year of upheaval for me and my family. There hasn’t been much space for writing, and so I’ve been relieved to get back to work this fall. I enjoyed reviewing Dao Strom’s hyrid memoir, “We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People,” for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

This is my second review for LARB. In the spring I had the pleasure of reviewing Maggie Nelson’s beautiful new memoir, The Argonauts. I didn’t get the chance to post about it at the time because I was in the midst of a cross-country move with my family. Both books ask fascinating questions about identity, family, and storytelling, and filled my head with possibilities.

In November, I set the goal of writing 50,000 words in conjunction with National Novel Writing Month. I chose to focus on some non-fiction and biographical material that had been simmering for a while, and the discipline required to produce such a quantity of material was a great way to get back into the swing of writing. I’m relieved to have reached my goal, and I look forward to a productive and creative 2016. More posts soon…

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