Monthly Archives: November 2012


The writing doesn’t stop on the last page, folks, even once the book is in print.

If you’re curious to read some of the occasional pieces I’ve put out in the past months, here’s a roundup:

Research Notes (at Steve Himmer’s Necessary Fiction) – in which I provide actual JPEGs to go with passages from PANORAMA CITY.

What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Antoine Wilson? (at The Project Room) – in which I answer that question.

Book Notes Playlist for PANORAMA CITY (at Largehearted Boy) – in which I provide some tunes to go with my novel.

My First Time (at David Abrams’ The Quivering Pen) – in which I describe unboxing THE INTERLOPER for the first time.

Writers Recommend (at Poets & Writers) – in which I recommend surfing as a supplement to the writing life.

My Top 10 Narrators in Literature (at Publisher’s Weekly) – in which I betray some biases, for good or ill.

You’re Doing It Wrong: Video Games vs. Books, Part 1 (at Booklist) – in which Patrick Somerville and I go head-to-head on video games versus books. Here’s Part 2, where things get really crazy.

When We Fell in Love (at 3 Guys 1 Book) – in which I name-check the early influence of Auster, Pynchon, and Baldwin.

My Book, the Movie – in which I dream-cast a movie of my novel.

If your curiosity is stalker-level, here’s a roundup of interviews and podcasts.


Literary Death Match, Nov 7 at Busby’s East in L.A.

I’ll be reading with/competing against:

Adam Novy, author of The Avian Gospels

Tracy McMillan, television writer and author of Why You’re Not Married…Yet.

Shawna Kenney, author of the Firecracker Award-winning memoir, I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, and Imposters, a book about celebrity impersonators.

We’ll be judged by:

Molly Ringwald, superstar actress and author of When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

Matt Walsh, UCB co-founder, actor and improviser extraordinaire

Maria Bamford, comedian (Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome), actress, voice-master

This is going to be fun. It’s $10, and the first 100 tickets get a copy of PANORAMA CITY in the bargain. Because that’s the kind of guy I am. Come cheer me on, amigos.