Way back in July, I had the chance to talk with Jonathan Escoffery about his debut linked-story collection, If I Survive You (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). It’s an outstanding book about a Jamaican-American family whose lives fall apart in and around Miami, and you should definitely check it out. You can read my interview with Escoffery here, care of The Rumpus.
Eric McDowell, the awesome editor of Fiction Writers Review, invited me up to Jamaica Plain to talk with him about Ghosts Caught on Film. It was outstanding getting to meet him in person after emailing him back & forth for years as a FWR contributor, and I can’t thank him enough for the conversation. Check it out here!
The visual artist Ben Shattuck was awesome enough to talk with me recently about his debut book of nonfiction, Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau. It’s this beautiful meditation on nature and our place within it, and you should come check out the conversation we had over at The Rumpus.
You can now order it from such fine bookstores as: the Bridge Eight Press homepage (my publisher!); Barnes & Noble; Bookshop.org; eBooks.com; Booktopia (for my Australian readers!); Walmart (wait, Walmart sells books that aren’t Amish erotica?); Books A Million; Rakuten (shoutout to my readers in Japan!); and The Book Depository. Happy reading!
This was my first stab at trying to write something properly creepy, and the amazing editors over at Cutleaf were excellent enough to publish it. Thanks to Keith Lesmeister, Denton Loving, Kelly March, & Walter Robinson for this.
A huge thanks goes out to Tom McAllister and the rest of the creative nonfiction gang at Barrelhouse, for picking up my flash CNF piece. They do some damn good work there, and I’m proud to be part of it.
Back in August, I had the chance to talk with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson about her outstanding short story collection, My Monticello. Johnson’s story, “Control Negro,” was originally published in Guernica and was later featured in the Best American Short Stories 2018 anthology (edited by Roxane Gay). You can read more about her work here in our interview, now up at The Rumpus.